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Rating and Pricing MLT Commercial Risks

Mar 25 - Mar 26, 2019
Washington DC, United States
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The 2019 Rating and Pricing MLT Commercial Risks Specialist Meeting will take place on 25-26 March, in Washington DC, hosted by USEXIM.

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The objective of this Specialist Meeting will be for participants to better understand how export credit agency (ECA) colleagues in various public institutions rate (classify) and price medium long term (MLT) commercial risks, through general and breakout discussions. This includes explanation of external ratings, comparison of institutional practices and discussion on different aspect of the process per classic buyer risk, as well, as project finance. At this time, the meeting will dedicate a separate solely on pricing.


This Specialist Meeting will mix both large group sessions and peer-to-peer small group discussions, where the sharing of experiences on how to apply MLT risk classifications and pricing methods will be encouraged.

Please note that pre-meeting reading as well as case study homework and submissions will be required in advance of the meeting. As part of that, participants are required to analyse, rate and price commercial risk buyer credit cases, either themselves or with the help of their colleagues in their respective ECA. This homework will take place in advance of the meeting, with an aim to gather the view of how different ECAs would assess and price the different cases. These cases and the associated rating and pricing will then be discussed in depth in small peer-to-peer groups in Washington. The due date to submit the advanced homework is early March 2019.

At the meeting, the number of group presentations or lectures will be limited in order to allow a maximum amount of time for interactive peer-to-peer work. This work will deepen the understanding of participants on how colleagues in other ECAs facing the same commercial risk classification and pricing challenges work, should help identify best practices and should converge ECA pricing practices.


This Specialist Meeting, the fourth of its kind, will continue the detailed discussion on rating and pricing practices, therefore it is strongly suggested that participants with sufficient, tangible, operational experience attend. This may include candidates such as:

  • Heads of MLT Underwriting, Credit Risk Analysis and/or Risk Management 
  • Underwriters
  • Pricing Specialists

As the peer-to-peer small group discussions are to an extent training in nature, colleagues with lesser operational experience but with the ability and willingness to actively take part in the discussions, are still encouraged to participate. 

Please note that direct lending practices will not be specifically addressed within the agenda but the opportunity to network with colleagues from ECAs with direct lending arms will be facilitated.


Export-Import Banks of the Unites States, 811 Vermont Avenue, NW , Washington DC, United States

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Phone: +4420 7841 1114

Email: LVarnai@berneunion.org; ncherry@berneunion.org

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The meeting will take place in the office of US EXIMBANK.

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