SEK is based in Stockholm and our 9th member in the Nordic Area. AIB is based in Dublin and is one of the big four Irish Banks by market capitalisation. This brings our membership to 53 banks globally.

This study provides a theoretical and empirical analysis of five alternative discount rate concepts for computing LGDs using GCD Data. Appropriate discount rates are based on a combination of the risk free rate and risk premium for systematic risk at the time of default. Approaches may be separated into contract specific, comparable and equilibrium approaches. Advantages and shortcomings are discussed in the paper.

GCD's First Canadian Conference in Toronto was a great success with over 80 attendees from Canada, US and Europe. Given the current focus of banks, it was no surprise that the wish of the members was to focus on IFRS 9 / CECL and how GCD data can be used for that.

Thanks to our host Bank of Nova Scotia, all the attendees and presenters for participating!

Presentations are now available on the member website

GCD held its latest General Meeting on 2 December. 2016  After 8 years on the Board and 4.5 as chairman, Richard Crecel of Société Générale, stepped down. Board members pointed to Richard’s record of growth in number of members and diversity of activities. Theo van Drunen, until now the Treasurer, steps into the Chairman’s seat and has promised continued growth, with focus on member’s needs.

At the same meeting, Simon Ross-Hansen was re-elected and Sanjay Gupta of PNC joined the Board.

GCD is proud to welcome Export Development Canada as a member.  EDC becomes our seventh Canadian member and our first export credit agency member.  To qualify for and benefit from GCD membership, financial institutions need to be active in the corporate or specialised lending financing market, which EDC certainly is.

Bank of Montreal's membership means that the cream of the Canadian banking industry are now members of GCD.  Members receive detailed data for LGD/EAD and PD model support which is coded by country, so the addition of a sixth Canadian bank means a richer data return of Canadian, North American and global data.

Bank of Montreal is GCD's 52nd member.

With more than 100 people attending, Global Credit Data's third North American conference has been GCD's largest conference ever.

As usual the conference was a mix of presentations and discussions around the LGD, EAD and PD databases as well as credit risk modelling and measurement methodology discussions. If you are interesting in the content, please have a look at our LIBRARY (after log in) . 

GCD's membership has now reached 50, with new members CIBC and Raffeisen Bank International joining in March 2016.  GCD 's membership is more geographically representative of the global banking market, with 15 members in North America.