wave crashing into sea wall Ian Forsyth/ZumaPress

Финансовая система раннего предупреждения

НЬЮ-ЙОРК – Волатильность на рынках в последнее время – как в развитых странах, так и в развивающихся – еще раз показывает, как сильно ошибаются инвесторы и рейтинговые агентства в оценках экономических и финансовых рисков различных государств. Рейтинговые агентства излишне долго откладывают признание этих рисков и снижение суверенных кредитных рейтингов, а инвесторы ведут себя как стадо, обычно игнорируя накапливающиеся риски долгое время, а затем вдруг резко переключая передачу, что создает сильные рыночные качели.

Учитывая природу рыночных бурь, создать систему раннего предупреждения для финансовых цунами, очевидно, сложно, но мир нуждается сегодня в такой системе больше, чем когда-либо. Очень немногие предвидели ипотечный кризис в 2008 году, риск дефолта в еврозоне, нынешнюю турбулентность на финансовых рынках по всему миру. В этом винят политиков, банки и межгосударственные учреждения. А рейтинговым агентствам и их аналитикам, которые неправильно оценили кредитоспособность должников, в том числе правительств, всё сошло с рук.

В принципе, кредитные рейтинги базируются на статистических моделях предыдущих дефолтов. Однако на практике присвоение суверенных рейтингов является субъективным занятием, поскольку не очень многие государства действительно дошли до состояния дефолта. Аналитики в рейтинговых агентствах следят за развитием событий в стране, за которую они отвечают, и при необходимости ездят туда для оценки ситуации на месте.

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