KBRA Releases Podcast Episode – Sovereign Credit Views and Global Trends: Surfing the Second Wave to a Cure?

NEW YORK--()--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) releases a new KBRA Podcasts episode featuring Global Head of Corporate, Financial, and Government Ratings, William Cox, and Joan Feldbaum-Vidra, Head of Sovereign Ratings. This episode includes discussions on the following timely topics:

  • Fiscal stimulus is key, given COVID-related setbacks, although vaccine breakthroughs are promising.
  • “Low for longer” interest rates help curb risk.
  • U.S. election outcome is constructive to sovereign risk, in general.
  • China pullback is a risk to emerging markets, but liquidity and policy space are drivers.
  • Brexit: KBRA credit views update.
  • EU Next Generation recovery fund loans need to be tapped to maximize recovery.

“Do fourth-quarter dynamics matter all that much if a virus cure is on the way soon? We’d all be thrilled to throw the negativity out the window and start planning trips to Hawaii,” Feldbaum-Vidra said. “Balance this against the fact that we are still short 10 million jobs in the U.S., a steep hill to climb for the world’s most important economic engine.”

Stream the episode for free here.

About KBRA Podcasts

KBRA Podcasts cover topical research discussions, industry commentary, and more. As KBRA continues to expand globally, KBRA Podcasts are a go-to source for intimate briefings directly from our knowledgeable team members.

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) with the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe is registered with ESMA as a CRA. Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe is located at 6-8 College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Contacts

William Cox, Global Head of Corporate, Financial, and Government Ratings
+1 (646) 731-2472
wcox@kbra.com

Joan Feldbaum-Vidra, Managing Director, Sovereigns
+1 (646) 731-2362
jfeldbaumvidra@kbra.com

For press and media inquiries, email media@kbra.com.

Contacts

William Cox, Global Head of Corporate, Financial, and Government Ratings
+1 (646) 731-2472
wcox@kbra.com

Joan Feldbaum-Vidra, Managing Director, Sovereigns
+1 (646) 731-2362
jfeldbaumvidra@kbra.com

For press and media inquiries, email media@kbra.com.