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Brickwork Ratings Chief Economic Advisor, Dr. M Govinda Rao, Delivers Interactive Session on "Indian Economy: Changing Global Economic Environment"

Brickwork Ratings is pleased to announce that the interactive session on “Indian Economy: Changing Global Economic Environment” was very well received. The session was delivered by Dr. M Govinda Rao, Chief Economic Advisor of Brickwork Ratings at the Trident, Nariman Point, Mumbai on 10 th Feb 2017. The interactive session’s focus was on the domestic and international situation, the initiatives in the budget, impact of GST and to explore the policy measures needed to take the economy to higher growth trajectory.

Brickwork Ratings (BWR) Updates its Issuer Rating Scale

Brickwork Ratings has updated the Issuer Rating Scale on 24th January 2017. A press release to this effect is issued with the updated scale and the earlier scale for reference.

Expert: Think differently for better creditworthiness - By D Ravishankar, Founder Director, Brickwork Ratings

"Ability and willingness to pay and timely payment are the key aspects of credit rating. For enhancing credit worthiness, it is important to use cutting edge technology and think differently.”, said D Ravishankar, Founder Director of Brickwork Ratings, speaking on ‘Enhancing creditworthiness through credit rating’ organized by VIA Economy and Finance Forum.

Ratings will help build smart cities

Credit rating will help urban local bodies raise fund for improving infrastructure and services, says Brickwork Ratings. Schemes such a Smart City Mission, Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) an Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yogana (HRIDAY) have brought back the focus on urban local bodies. Credit rating will help these cities mobilise resources to provide the much neeeded infrastructure and services to the burgeoning urban population, says Vivek Kulkarni, IAS (Retd), Founder Managing Director, Brickwork Ratings.

Tips to improve firm's credit rating for funding - By D Ravishankar, Founder Director, Brickwork Ratings

CREDIT ratings are opinions on the creditworthiness or the relative degree of risk of timely payment of interest and principal on a debt instrument. To enhance creditworthiness, the borrower should be able to appreciate the views of the credit rating agency and lender/investor. The borrower should also strive to strengthen the business model, outperform the peers, raise the level of management standards, and improve the long-term financial health of the company.

Placement Reporting Services

Brickwork (BWR) is pleased to introduce Brickwork Placement Reporting Services (BPRS) for B-schools and Engineering institutions. Vivek Kulkarni, IAS (retd.), Managing Director, Brickwork Ratings said: “Adoption of IPRS enhances the credibility of the Bschool, enabling aspirants to make informed choices and institutions to attract talent. BWR hopes that many more management institutions will come forward to disclose placement data with increased transparency”.

Nearly Rs. 5 Lakh Crores of Outstanding Debt in Indian Market have been Rated by BWR’ Says Vivek Kulkarni, IAS (Retd), Founder MD of Brickwork Ratings

Brickwork Ratings has rated nearly 10,000 companies across different size and industries. At present, nearly Rs. 5 lakh crores of outstanding debt in Indian market have been rated by BWR. It is challenging for CRAs, as they have to be on their toes to meet the expectations of investors / lenders. Despite competition among CRAs for market share, they need to be fair and objective in assigning the ratings, and not be influenced by commercial considerations.

Fintech will dominate the way we transact in the future. - by Vivek Kulkarni, IAS (Retd) Founder of Brickwork Ratings

The advent of spread sheets, Big Data analytics and high speed internet has helped create a number of FinTech players. These are new generation firms created by big technology companies as well as bright engineers with the backing of venture money. While traditional banks and stock exchanges dominate the initial adaptation of technology, the FinTech firms are riding the new tech wave adroitly. They seem to be winning over traditional players.

Inflation crosses red line: Here's how your investments can beat it.

Months after the RBI defanged and tamed inflation, the monster is beginning to stir again. Consumer inflation rose to 6.07% in July due to higher food prices and analysts expect no respite in the coming months."Middle-class households spend certainly more than 6% on education. The CPI does not capture the expenses incurred on tuition and coaching," says Vivek Kulkarni, Managing Director of rating agency Brickwork Ratings.

WHY credit rating alone is insufficient? – by Vivek Kulkarni, IAS (Retd), Founder of Brickwork Ratings

A CREDIT rating is an “opinion” on the credit Worthiness of a borrower or the relative degree of risk of timely payment of Interest and principal on a debt instrument. A credit Rating indicates the probability of default of the rated instrument and, therefore, provides a benchmark for measuring and pricing of credit risk.

Understanding Credit Ratings - by M S R Manjunatha, Director-Ratings, Brickwork Ratings

''Credit Risk'' is considered a key risk in a financial activity. It could be in respect of a lender who has given a loan, or an investor who has subscribed to a bond or a supplier who has sold material on credit. Every creditor is keen to understand the risk he is taking, the probability of default scenario, and what loss he is likely to suffer.

Brickwork Ratings (BWR) Announces the Appointment of Shri S Santhanam as Rating Criteria Committee Chairman

Brickwork Ratings has appointed S Santhanam as the chairman of their rating criteria committee. Earlier, Santhanam was GM international operations and secretary, board at Canara Bank.. Shri Santhanam said “Seasoned bankers have been the backbone of Brickwork Ratings. Brickwork has earned a good reputation in a short time and I am happy to be associated with it.

"Removing the Fear of Finance" by Vivek Kulkarni, IAS (Retd), Founder of Brickwork Ratings

Adequate finance skills will ensure people take right decisions for themselves, their spouse, their children and their parents. If not they would waste their family’s lives and wealth. My dream is to motivate people around me to spread finance skills to everyone.