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KBRA Releases Bank Talk: The After-Show

Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) releases this month’s edition of Bank Talk: The After-Show.

In Talking Banks in 2020, Ethan and Van have a wide-ranging discussion of the big picture issues that bank analysts should be thinking about as they await Q4 2019 earnings results this month. From the intricacies of the new Current Expected Credit Loss accounting rule that went into effect this year for publicly held banks, to the steepening of the yield curve and what it may mean for bank net interest margins, Ethan and Van discuss what these trends mean and what fixed income participants can expect as they develop in 2020.

Other topics discussed in this month’s issue include negative interest rates in Europe and why the structure of the capital markets in the U.S. make such a policy unlikely here, to the size of the Fed’s balance sheet, which was up 11% in Q4 2019.

To view the report, click here.



About KBRA and KBRA Europe

KBRA is a full-service credit rating agency registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as an NRSRO. In addition, KBRA is designated as a designated rating organization by the Ontario Securities Commission for issuers of asset-backed securities to file a short form prospectus or shelf prospectus. KBRA is also recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners as a Credit Rating Provider and is a certified Credit Rating Agency (CRA) by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe Limited is registered with ESMA as a CRA.

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