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Opening Credit: A practitioner's guide to credit investment by Justin McGowan, Duncan Sankey

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1. Management and Governance: A Qualitative Overlay to Investment Decisions

Introduction

Why does all this matter?

In this chapter we hope to address the more qualitative area of our approach to analysis, corporate governance, and the examination of overlapping groups within corporate executive and non-executive teams. We give examples of how this approach can be a valuable tool in assessing the likely actions of management teams – actions which can, in our view, be the deciding factor in the long-term credit standing of the corporation concerned. We explore the nature of a corporation and the blurring of its identity with that of those who run it. We argue that the actions of these individuals can be more important in determining the trajectory ...

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