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The choice of the optimal cut-off credit score can incorporate changes in economic conditions. That is, if the economy is expected to decline, the cut-off point could be raised in order to decrease the probability of granting bad loans. 15 A number of issues need to be raised here. First, the model is linear whereas the path to bankruptcy may be highly nonlinear (the relationship between the Xi’s is likely to be nonlinear as well). Second, with the exception of the market value of equity term in the leverage ratio, the model is essentially based on accounting ratios.

S. 5 The system has been used in the United States (and abroad) by regulators and bankers to assess the adequacy of their loan loss reserves. 1, the minimum required loss reserve appears next to each category. 2. S. 7 Insurance companies’ internal ratings, as examined by Carey (2001a) for private placements, are highly consistent with the external regulatory ratings. 7 percent of the cases. Moreover, internal ratings of debt (bonds) are highly consistent across insurance companies. 5 percent of the cases.

6 percent capital charge for the first risk bucket (AAA to AA− ratings) is too high, given the 0 percent historical loss experience. 032 percent historical one-year loss experience for the lowest risk bucket (ratings below BB−) over the period 1981 to 2000 is significantly larger than the 12 percent capital requirement. 21 The unrated risk bucket (of 100 percent) has also been criticized [see Altman and Saunders (2001a, b)]. 5 shows that more than 70 percent of corporate exposures were unrated in the 138 banks that participated in a BIS survey (the Quantitative Impact Study, QIS2).

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