Indicators > Credit Cycle

Credit and leverage are key economic risk factors.  Knowing the strengths and limitations of the main credit models affects optimal asset allocation and central bank policy alike.

How do Global Investors Differentiate Sovereign Risks? The old and new normal.

Sovereign risk is reflected in returns on credit default swaps (CDS) ◦ in a factor analysis we find little influence of the usual fundamentals, instead we find that the single most important explanatory variable is simply an indicator of whether or not the economy is designated as an emerging market.

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Early Warning System for Swiss Corporate Credit Risk

Developed for Credit Suisse (2000- 2002) ◦ based on balance sheet data and macroeconomic factors ◦ econometric optimization of the quantitative rating system for corporate client

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Credit Risk Models at Credit Suisse

Evaluated credit risk models (Credit Metrics, CreditRisk+, KMV) and a proprietary neural network solution at Credit Suisse for the assessment of corporate credit risks ◦ econometric consulting in various applied research projects

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Time Varying Credit Channel

Research on time varying credit channel of Swiss banks with Sylvia Kaufmann (then Austrian National Bank – OeNB)

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Real Estate and Mortgage Trends

Publications and speeches at investment conferences and board meetings of private and public sector financial institutions.

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Swiss National Bank (SNB) Market Analysis Platform (MAP)

“SNB Market Analysis Platform (MAP)” is a real-time management information system to increase efficiency and quality of inhouse reporting and briefings on financial markets at SNB.

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