New Index Gauges The Safety Of Bonds Issued Worldwide, Ranking Countries By Level Of Risk

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 07:47
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New Index Gauges The Safety Of Bonds Issued Worldwide, Ranking Countries By Level Of Risk

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Advisors can use a new index to better understand sovereign credit risk in global debt markets.

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The BlackRock Sovereign Risk Index assesses credit risk for sovereign debt issuers using a wide variety of fiscal, financial and demographic measures.


The index ranks countries numerically. The first edition has Northern European states on top and European periphery states and emerging markets on bottom.

 

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