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Credit Risk Management: How to Avoid Lending Disasters and Maximize Earnings

Credit Risk Management: How to Avoid Lending Disasters and Maximize Earnings
Author: Joetta Colquitt
ISBN 13: 9780071446600
ISBN 10: 71446605
Edition: 1
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication Date: 2007-06-14
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 372
List Price: $69.00

Credit Risk Management is a comprehensive textbook that looks at the total integrated process for managing credit risk, ranging from the risk assessment of a single obligor to the risk measurement of an entire portfolio.

This expert learning tool introduces the principle concepts of credit risk analysis…explains the techniques used for improving the effectiveness of balance sheet management in financial institutions…and shows how to manage credit risks under competitive and realistic conditions. Credit Risk Management presents step-by-step coverage of:

  • The Credit Process_discussing the operational practices and structural

    processes to implement and create a sound credit environment

  • The Lending Objectives_explaining the credit selection process that is

    used to evaluate new business, and describing how transaction risk

    exposure becomes incorporated into portfolio selection risk

  • Company Funding Strategies_presenting an overview of the funding

    strategies on some of the more commonly used financial products in the

    extension of business credit

  • Company Specific Risk Evaluation_outlining some fundamental credit

    analysis applications that can be used to assess transactions through the

    framework of a risk evaluation guide

  • Qualitative Specific Risk Evaluation_offering additional approaches to

    risk evaluate a borrower's industry and management

  • Credit Risk Measurement_defining the role of credit risk measurement,

    presenting a basic framework to measure credit risk, and discussing some

    of the standard measurement applications to quantify the economic loss

    on a transaction's credit exposure

  • Credit Portfolio Management_exploring the basic concepts behind

    credit portfolio management, and highlighting the distinctive factors that

    drive the management of a portfolio of credit assets compared to a single


  • Credit Rating Systems_analyzing the pivotal role that credit rating

    systems have come to play in managing credit risk for lenders

  • The Economics of Credit_showing how the modern credit risk approach

    has changed the economics of credit in order to achieve more profitable

    earnings and maintain global stability in the financial markets

Filled with a wide range of study aids, Credit Risk Management is today's best guide to the concepts and practices of modern credit risk management, offering practitioners a detailed roadmap for avoiding lending mishaps and maximizing profits.

JoEtta Colquitt is a professor at Mercy College and FT Knowledge and a professional trainer who has worked in higher education, training firms, and Fortune 500 companies. A specialist in financial credit risk training, she has over 20 years of experience in analyzing international transactions, companies, and risk exposure.