Bank Risk Ratings in Great China Regions

CTRISKS, an Asia-based credit rating agency and risk consulting firm, announces the public launch of China Obligor Ratings, which cover over 4,000 listed companies in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R., April 24, 2010 --( CTRISKS offers a new standard on bank risk ratings. Starting from April 2010, CTRISKS provides risk ratings on more than 130 banks or bank holding companies in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. The crisis in 2008 challenges many traditional models on counterparty risk rating but provides new insights on counterparty risk assessment. As a stressed condition tends to happen once every 5 years, whether a bank is secure under the circumstance becomes essential to credit exposures to the bank. CTRISKS considers sovereign risk, market-wide credit risk, market volatility, bank equity, equity-asset ratio, capital adequacy ratio, profitability, and bank size as major inputs in bank risk rating. These factors are associated with capital risk, asset quality, market risk, resources on risk management, future profitability, and funding sources. CTRISKS asserts that a top-rated bank should have equity-asset ratio at 10% or above. The bank risk ratings will be reviewed on quarterly basis.

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