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The outlook for 2021 – Credit risk

This three-part audiocast series explores some of the key topics and evolving challenges that will shape the agenda for capital markets participants in 2021.

This second episode explores credit risk, which has become front-of-mind for banks, investors and corporations following the multiple impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, an oil price war and increasing political frictions, and economic fragility and uncertainty that look set to continue.

David Croen, head of credit risk products at Bloomberg, reveals how credit risk management strategies are changing in the current environment, and the tactics and tools available for gaining a more forward-looking view on credit risk in the future.

00.27 Key drivers of credit risk in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic

02:47 Expectations for 2021 – how long can governments and regulators prop up ailing economies and sectors? 

06:24 Changing approaches to credit risk management

10:13 How can firms gain a more comprehensive, forward-looking view of credit risk?



In part 1 of this series, Bloomberg’s Steffan Tsilimos discusses the 2021 outlook for Libor derivatives, developments in risk-free rate markets, and how firms can best prepare for Libor transition.

In part 3, Bloomberg’s Eugene Stern assesses the 2021 outlook for the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book and explains why banks must seize the opportunity to raise their risk management capabilities in relation to market risk.

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