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Contact: Som-lok Leung +1 (646) 289-5434 or Marcia Banks +1 (646) 289-5432.

Please read the Press Releases below for recent updates on IACPM projects, activities and personnel.

10/16/2014

Latest IACPM Credit Outlook Survey Forecasts Benign Credit Spreads

The latest IACPM Credit Outlook Survey forecasts unchanged credit spreads over the next three months but reveals concern about potentially rising credit defaults over the next twelve months.

07/24/2014

Stable Credit Spreads in North America, Tighter Spreads in Europe

Respondents to the latest quarterly IACPM Credit Outlook Survey forecast continuing stable credit spreads in North America and tighter spreads in Europe.

04/17/2014

Outlook for Credit Spreads Improves, Especially in Europe

In the latest quarterly IACPM Credit Outlook survey the outlook for credit spreads over the next three months improved, especially for Europe, while the forecast for defaults worsens in all regions.

01/16/2014

Outlook for Credit Defaults Continues to Improve

Respondents to the latest IACPM Credit Outlook Survey improved their forecast for credit defaults as global economy picks up.

10/24/2013

Credit Outlook Dims in North America Despite Debt Deal

Respondents to the latest IACPM Credit Outlook Survey see credit conditions tightening in North America.

07/18/2013

IACPM Credit Outlook Survey Sees Defaults Rising From Recent Low Levels

Almost half the respondents to the latest IACPM's Credit Outlook Survey forecast rising default rates and widening high yield credit spreads.

04/18/2013

IACPM Credit Outlook Survey Close to Neutral as Outlook for Credit Spreads Eases

Respondents to the latest IACPM Credit Outlook Survey took a decidedly neutral approach to the outlook for credit spreads over the next three months. The credit default outlook for the next twelve months is mixed.

01/17/2013

Sentiment Considerably Improved in Latest IACPM Credit Outlook Survey

Respondents in the latest IACPM Credit Outlook Survey forecast tighter credit spreads and are less pessimistic about the prospects for credit defaults.

10/24/2012

IACPM Credit Outlook Survey: Dealing with two Realities

Respondents in the latest IACPM Credit Outlook Survey see the risk of credit defaults rising and, at the same time, the outlook for credit spreads improve.

07/26/2012

IACPM Credit Outlook Survey Lower Globally

Respondents to the latest IACPM Credit Outlook Survey turned sharply negative. Outlook for both credit spreads and credit defaults are uniformly lower around the globe.

04/19/2012

IACPM Credit Outlook Survey Reflects Global Uncertainty

The latest quarterly IACPM Credit Outlook Survey reflects the global uncertainty facing the world's financial markets and economies.

01/31/2012

IACPM Announces 2012 Board of Directors

HSBC's Derek Saunders and KeyCorp's Jeffery Weaver have been elected as Chair and Vice Chair.

01/20/2012

Latest IACPM Credit Outlook Survey Reflects Bifurcating View

In the latest IACPM member survey on Credit Outlook the credit spread outlook for North America improved, while at the same time, the outlook for spreads among European credits turned even more negative.

10/20/2011

IACPM Quarterly Credit Outlook Survey Turns Negative

The results of the latest IACPM Credit Outlook Survey reflect respondents' concern over European credit crisis and US economic growth.

07/21/2011

Latest IACPM Credit Outlook Survey Reflects Global Uncertainty

Results of the latest survey are reflective of the global uncertainty regarding the outcome of the ongoing European sovereign credit crisis, as well as the outlook for the U.S. economy.

07/06/2011

IACPM Participates in NUS's Fifth Annual Policy Forum

IACPM collaborated with the Risk Management Institute of the National University of Singapore on their Fifth Annual Policy Forum. The conference theme was "Global Imbalances and Their Risk Management Implications", and the event which took place on July 6-7, 2011, drew over 300 delegates from banks and financial institutions, central banks, regulatory agencies, and academia.

06/30/2011

The IACPM Develops Initial Program for China

On June 14, 2011, the IACPM conducted its first meeting in China. In conjunction with Professor Chen Zhongyang of Renmin University and Tianyi Academy we presented a Forum on Credit Portfolio Management to over 35 leading Chinese banking institutions.

04/20/2011

Optimism Cools in Latest IACPM Credit Outlook Survey

In the latest IACPM Credit Outlook survey the forecast for credit spreads and defaults is still positive but down from the previous quarter.

03/13/2011

IACPM Elects 2011 Board of Directors

Deutsche Bank's Sean Kavanagh and HSBC's Derek Saunders have been elected as Chair and Vice Chair.

01/20/2011

Outlook Survey Forecasts Tighter Credit Spreads, Fewer Defaults

The sentiment turned sharply higher in the latest IACPM Credit Outlook survey as IACPM members expect tighter credit spreads and fewer defaults over the next 3 to 12 months.

10/18/2010

IACPM Credit Outlook Survey Turns Positive

IACPM members don't expect a lot of improvement but believe market conditions have at least stabilized.

07/20/2010

Sentiment Turns Negative in Latest IACPM Credit Outlook Survey

After several quarters of improving forecasts sentiment turned negative in the latest survey of credit portfolio managers.

04/19/2010

IACPM Credit Outlook Survey Forecasts Fewer Defaults

Despite the positive outlook for defaults, IACPM members have a mixed view of spreads, with some questioning whether spreads have overshot.

01/21/2010

IACPM Credit Survey Forecasts Improved Credit Spread Outlook

For the first time in two years the IACPM Quarterly Survey also predicts easing defaults.

12/10/2009

IACPM Announces 2010 Board of Directors

RBC Capital Market's Mark Hughes and Deutsche Bank's Sean Kavanagh have been re-elected as Chair and Vice Chair.

12/03/2009

Credit Portfolio Managers Met in New York City at the IACPM 2009 Fall General Meeting

Issues discussed included the economy, credit outlook and potential new regulation and changes affecting Credit Portfolio Management.

10/22/2009

Expectation for Further Defaults Falls Sharply

Spreads Expected to Widen But Forecast is Less Pronounced

07/23/2009

IACPM Credit Outlook Survey Forecasts Wider Credit Spreads

Quarterly Survey Also Predicts Rising Defaults But Hints At Possible Bottom

05/27/2009

IACPM Elects RBC's Mark Hughes As Chair

Sean Kavanagh at Deutsche Bank Elected As Vice Chair

04/20/2009

First Quarter IACPM Credit Outlook Survey Forecasts Wider Credit Spreads

First Quarter IACPM Credit Outlook Survey Forecasts Wider Credit Spreads and Increasing Credit Defaults

01/21/2009

IACPM Credit Outlook Survey Forecasts Tighter Spreads for Investment Grade Credit

Differing Views for High Yield; Credit Defaults Strongly Expected to Rise

10/20/2008

IACPM Credit Outlook Index Forecasts Wider Credit Spreads

But Down From 2nd Quarter Outlook; Defaults Seen Rising

01/29/2008

IACPM Elects New Board of Directors for 2008

Société Générale's Allan Yarish Elected Chairperson. ANZ's Neville Mallard is Vice Chair.

01/16/2007

IACPM Announces New Board of Directors: Barclay Capital's Keith Ho Elected Chair

IACPM Announces New Board of Directors: Barclay Capital's Keith Ho Elected Chair

12/13/2006

Industry Associations Issue Joint Statement Regarding the Communication and Use of Material Nonpublic Information

11/21/2006

IACPM Releases Letter Calling for Standard Cancellability in LCDS Contracts

09/27/2006

ISDA, IACPM Study Supports Internal Credit Models Approach

06/15/2006

New Associate Director Marcia Banks Joins IACPM

12/12/2005

Sound Practices Released

IACPM Issues Sound Practices in Credit Portfolio Management; Sets Benchmarks For Portfolio Managers

12/12/2005

Sound Practices Released

11/28/2005

IACPM Announces Board Elections and 2006 Key Projects

04/25/2005

IACPM Names Som-lok Leung Executive Director