Barra credit risk tool to target potential defaults

PRODUCT LAUNCH | VENDOR RELEASES CREDIT RISK TOOL FOR FUND MANAGERS

BERKELEY, CA -- Risk technology vendor Barra has launched Barra Credit, a credit risk tool enabling investment and hedge fund managers to more accurately identify potential default risk.

The new ASP-based system incorporates Barra Default Probabilities (BDPs), Barra Implied Ratings (BIRs), and Credit Default Swaps (CDSs), which are quantitative, market-implied risk indicators of creditworthiness from bond, equity, and derivatives markets.

The BDP service provides equity-based default probabi