What we do
The CRI uses scientific methods (e.g. forward-intensity default prediction model, Duan et. al. 2012, Journal of Econometrics, and others) to provide credit risk assessments for exchange-listed companies around the world. To date, the CRI has developed several data products, including the Probability of Default (PD), Actuarial Spread (AS), and the Corporate Vulnerability Index (CVI) that are updated daily with newly collected information. The credit risk data are available on over 92,000 firms in 136 economies and are accessible through this website free of charge. Some of them can alternatively be obtained through Bloomberg, CBonds, and Thomson Reuters potentially at a cost wherever requested by the data distributors.
As a research center, the CRI currently produces a suite of publications (Weekly Credit Brief, Semi-Annual Credit Summary, Credit Briefs on SMEs, and Special Reports) to disseminate novel technologies in credit research and release commentaries on the occurrences in the credit market. To promote the exchange of perspectives and expertise, the CRI regularly hosts visits of experts from research bodies (call for proposal) and other professional organizations.
Thanks to its unique data management infrastructure and credit analytics expertise, the CRI has been constantly called upon by corporates, financial institutions, and international organizations, such as IMF, for its value-added services. Based on their various requests, the CRI has helped the external parties to compile data in prescribed formats, build bespoke models, create readily actionable toolboxes, etc.