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KBRA Releases its Portfolio Analysis Tool for Structured Credit

NEW YORK

Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) releases its KBRA Portfolio Analysis Tool (K-PAT), which is detailed in the company’s Structured Credit Methodology.

K-PAT was developed to evaluate portfolios underlying collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) and others containing mostly sub-investment grade corporate exposures. It is a formulaic tool that can be used to quickly project the expected cumulative default amount at each KBRA rating level. The formula starts with the KBRA probability of default (K-PD) of each credit and incorporates both a rating multiplier for each rating level and an adjustment based on the portfolio’s diversity. The K-PD is based on the credit assessment and tenor, the latter of which can be adjusted for transactions with reinvestments that will increase the overall portfolio duration.

K-PAT’s output provides a portfolio-level projected default rate that is representative of KBRA’s views on the economic environment that may be experienced at a specific rating level, and used as an input when performing a full cash flow analysis.

The K-PAT file is Excel-based and available as a free download on the KBRA website.

To download the file, click here.

Related Publications: (available at www.kbra.com)

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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.

Analytical:
George Lyons, CFA, Senior Director
(646) 731-3314
glyons@kbra.com

Sean Malone, CFA, Director
(646) 731-2436
smalone@kbra.com

Steven Zhen, Analyst
(646) 731-3379
szheng@kbra.com

Eric Hudson, Managing Director
(646) 731-3320
ehudson@kbra.com

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