Sovereign Risk Assessment and Agency Credit Ratings

Posted: 20 Nov 1996

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Richard Cantor

Moody's Investors Service

Frank Packer

Bank for International Settlements (BIS)

Abstract

Sovereign ratings are gaining importance as more governments with greater default risk borrow in international bond markets. But while the ratings have proved useful to governments seeking market access, the difficulty of assessing sovereign risk has led to agency disagreements and public controversy over specific rating assignments. Recognizing this difficulty, the financial markets have shown some skepticism toward sovereign ratings when pricing issues.

JEL Classification: G15

Suggested Citation

Cantor, Richard Martin and Packer, Frank, Sovereign Risk Assessment and Agency Credit Ratings. Europen Financial Management Journal, Vol. 2, No. 2. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=7914

Richard Martin Cantor (Contact Author)

Moody's Investors Service ( email )

99 Church Street
New York, NY 10007
United States

Frank Packer

Bank for International Settlements (BIS) ( email )

CH-4002 Basel, Basel-Stadt
Switzerland
4161 280 8449 (Phone)

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