The D/U ratio is calculated as the count of rating downgrades over the count of rating upgrades for a lender during a specific period. It captures the assessment of banks’ risk profile, as they assess it with their internal ratings. As such, it is a forward-looking view on banks’ projections of the crisis.
Global Credit Data has released today the Recovery Rate Dashboards for Corporates, Banks and Sovereign defaults. They provide an instant insight into observed recovery levels and other key benchmarks for various exposure classes, industry sectors and collateral types.
Click here to access the GCD Recovery Rate Dashboards.
Global Credit Data’s PD benchmarking report shows that bank default ratios for global corporate debt have dropped from 1.12% to 0.73% since 2016. On the face of it, this is good news, but could it be masking a corporate debt bubble?