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

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3. Traditional Credit Analysis: A Necessary Skill Set

Overview of the discipline

Traditional credit analysis remains the most widely applied method of evaluation of corporate credit standing. Despite our cautious perspective on the exclusive application of such methods in the absence of further qualitative filters, it would be rash not to recognise their importance as a means of engaging with standard market practice. Treated as one layer of a deeper and more nuanced analysis, it is a useful constituent part of the process that allows a more complete and accurate picture of the underlying credit to be formed.

1. Economic context

The first steps in analysing any corporation from a credit perspective take the form of an assessment of the economic ...

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