FCR Credit Ratings

The FCR credit ratings give an overview of the level of risk associated with countries worldwide. The ratings have been established by our research team and are based on a wide range of data sources. The ratings aim to assess the fundamental value of a country in order for our clients to make informed investment decisions. The methodology consists of analyzing nearly a hundred economic indicators on a monthly basis to provide a comprehensive insight into the creditworthiness of a country.

The ratings are based on the following factors:

  • Economic strength (current & long term);
  • Fiscal strength (current & long term);
  • Monetary stability (inflation and currency);
  • Institutional strength;
  • Sustainability;
  • Prosperity;
  • Event risk (private sector, financial sector, real estate, financial markets).

With FCR Interactive, one can assess the ratings of each underlying factor or in total. Users can compare countries and regions as they like as well as the development of ratings over time. The possibilities to view this information can be customized by the user.

Some possibilities to visualize the information are:

  • The Country rating map;
  • Dashboards;
  • Bar charts;
  • Line graphs.

Investors and risk managers can use the FCR Credit Ratings to:

•  Develop a comprehensive insight in a wide range of factors that have proven to influence the valuation of investments such as bonds and stocks;

•  Forward-looking indicator that allows users to spot trends and changes at an early stage;

•  Easy to use software in order to compare countries and regions at a glance.