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Banks recover 75% of defaulted debt owed by large corporate borrowers, finds new Global Credit Data report

Global Credit Data has released its LGD Report 2018


Upcoming events


Global Credit Data's European conference 2019 will be hosted by Raiffeisen Bank International in Vienna.


Global Credit Data's Canadian Forum will be hosted by Scotiabank in downtown Toronto. 


GCD is currently concluding a yellow page agreement with various consultant firms who have been working with GCD in the past and are knowledgeable about GCD's data model and/activities.

The year 2019 will be a busy one for all US Banks.

GCD is growing further and is seeking as of now a new North American Executive (based in North America) and a new Operations Executive (based in Europe).


The long term average LGD levels in this report can be compared to regulatory minima and standardised levels, allowing an industry wide discussion of prudent forward looking LGDs vs historical evidence. Note that the LGDs in this report are cash flow discounted observations of historical outcomes, not forward looking estimates.

US Banks preparing for CECL implementation can learn from banks that have already implemented IFRS 9. Similarly, IFRS 9 institutions implementing the rule this year should know that credit loss estimates of banks can vary significantly. Regulators and auditors will eventually focus on those differences and push for greater consistency.

Does loss given default (LGD) depend on the economic cycle and if so how can it be measured?

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Members range from global universal banks to specialised and regional institutions, all following Basel definitions.

Data Pooling

Members share data for benchmarking their LGD, EAD and PD models on a "give to get" basis  

Working Groups

Member banks get together to study areas of common interest, e.g. Downturn LGD, Trade Finance and IFRS 9 / CECL impairment modelling.

Data Analysis & Library

Anonymised and controlled raw data is returned to member banks for their own use and analysis. GCD members have access to the library, which includes also a vast amount of analytics on the data.