Credit Masterclass

Credit Masterclass

What is Credit Masterclass?

Credit Masterclass is a five-day course that brings participants through all stages of the credit process.
The Credit Masterclass is a comprehensive course that covers analyzing the single obligor, transaction analysis, credit decision, monitoring, early warning signs of deteriorating credit quality, dealing with problem credits, debt restructurings, and workouts. Where applicable, the course draws on the research and publicly available credit rating methodologies from Moody’s Investors Service. Participants are given practical tools which serve as work aids when they are back in the field to help them apply the skills learned.

Designed as an intermediate-level course, Credit Masterclass offers a synopsis of best practice tools and techniques related to fundamental credit analysis and transaction structuring. It combines elements of some of our most popular courses into a single class and is instructed by several of our senior credit professionals.

What skills will you gain by taking this course?

  • Apply a structured approach to corporate credit assessment.
  • Calculate and interpret key financial ratios used in the Moody’s Investors Service credit rating process.
  • Interpret financial statements for their effectiveness, relevance, and vulnerability.
  • Apply effective tools for transaction analysis and structuring.
  • Anticipate and detect deteriorating cash flow quality.
  • Assess problem credits and explore options for early actions and restructuring.
  • Effectively understand and use Moody’s Investors Service credit ratings.
  • Understand alternative measures of credit risk, such as Moody’s Analytics market-implied signals, and their use in credit analysis.

Who should attend this course?

  • Relationship managers
  • Credit risk managers
  • Corporate lending officers
  • Investment bankers
  • Fixed-income professionals
  • Bond researchers (both buy and sell sides)

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