Moody's signs HSBC to credit portfolio risk manager

Source: Moody's

Moody's KMV, the world's leading provider of quantitative credit risk solutions to lenders, today announced that it will provide HSBC with Moody's KMV Portfolio Manager, a comprehensive solution that provides a methodology for rapid, accurate measurement and benchmarking of credit portfolio risk.

HSBC serves over 125 million customers worldwide and is one of the world's largest banking and financial services organizations. HSBC can use Portfolio Manager to evaluate portfolio credit risk economic capital through rigorous measurement of portfolio and benchmark volatility, concentrations and tail risk in support of its global Economic Capital initiative and its Basel II program.

"Moody's KMV has a proven track record in successfully partnering with financial institutions to enable them to more effectively and actively assess and consequently manage credit portfolios on an economic capital basis," said Andrew Huddart, President of Moody's KMV. "With Portfolio Manager, HSBC will be able to better examine the economic capital drivers of portfolio credit risk which can feed into the firm's Basel II Pillar 2 regulatory requirements."

"Portfolio Manager can benefit our company on a global level, by helping us understand the risk based capital requirement of our credit portfolios, thereby allowing us to better serve our customers and other stakeholders," said Alan Smith, Group Head of Economic Capital, HSBC. "This solution is amongst the most effective in the industry and should enable us to efficiently and successfully evaluate the economic capital of our credit portfolios."

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