Credit Benchmark

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Credit Benchmark operates a contributed data model, focused on gathering credit risk information from the world’s major global banks. Contributed data models, which aggregate data from multiple market participants, have long created value in financial services. As the model has been proven, contributed data models gathering more confidential datasets, showing results on an anonymised basis, have developed. In securities lending, for example, Data Explorers succeeded in demonstrating the value of industry-sourced benchmarking data to securities lenders and beneficial owners, enabling the company to gather highly market-sensitive data, such as open lending positions and margins.

The Company currently focuses on credit risk estimates produced by banks using the Internal Ratings-Based Approach (“IRB”). The Basel framework for banking capital has resulted in many global and national banks adopting IRB (either the foundation or advanced approach) to calculating regulatory capital. Under IRB, banks employ highly qualified credit risk professionals to assess the creditworthiness of the entities with which they do business, generating many thousands of robust entity-level ratings. Credit Benchmark’s contributed data model unlocks the value of this powerful resource, allowing banks to view their own estimates in the context of a robust industry consensus. Credit Benchmark maximizes data quality through rigorous data validation and entity mapping techniques. The Company protects the security and anonymity of individual contributors through industry-leading secure hosting, data processing, and data transmission.

TypePrivate
Founded2012
HQLondon, GB
Websitecreditbenchmark.com
Employee Ratings3.6

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Employees (est.) (Sept 2020)51(+5%)
Cybersecurity ratingCMore

Key People/Management at Credit Benchmark

Mark Faulkner

Mark Faulkner

Co-Founder
Tim Bunting

Tim Bunting

Board Member
Jan Hammer

Jan Hammer

Board Member
Lee Olesky

Lee Olesky

Board Member
Michael Sherwood

Michael Sherwood

Board Member
Donal Smith

Donal Smith

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman
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Credit Benchmark Office Locations

Credit Benchmark has offices in London and New York
London, GB (HQ)
5th Floor, 131 Finsbury Pavement, Finsbury
London, GB
Suite A, 6 Honduras St
New York, US
Tower 49, 12 E 49th St 11th Floor
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Credit Benchmark Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date

2012

Credit Benchmark total Funding

$34 m

Credit Benchmark latest funding size

$7 m

Time since last funding

2 years ago

Credit Benchmark investors

Credit Benchmark's latest funding round in October 2018 was reported to be $7 m. In total, Credit Benchmark has raised $34 m
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Credit Benchmark Revenue

Cash (31-Dec-2018)

6.9m
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Cash

38.3k3.2m12.4m8.2m2.8m6.9m

Accounts Receivable

22.6k113.6k130.0k79.1k134.9k235.8k

Current Assets

60.9k3.3m13.4m9.5m4.8m10.3m

PP&E

3.6k47.8k86.1k93.0k50.8k19.1k
FY, 2013

Financial Leverage

35.5 x
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Credit Benchmark Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

C

76/100

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Credit Benchmark Online and Social Media Presence

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Credit Benchmark News and Updates

IHS Markit adds Credit Benchmark credit risk analytics to securities finance platform

IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, today announced a colla...

TP Icap partners with Credit Benchmark to improve credit pricing accuracy

TP ICAP, the world’s largest interdealer broker, is today announcing that its Data & Analytics (D&A)...

Credit Benchmark Blogs

End-August Industry Monitor

Download the End-August Industry Monitor infographic below. Credit Benchmark have released the end-month industry update for August, based on the […] The post End-August Industry Monitor appeared first on Credit Benchmark.

Credit Quality Continues to Deteriorate for US, UK Auto Sectors: August 2020

To download the August 2020 Auto Aggregate PDF, click here. While there are some signs the US auto industry is […] The post Credit Quality Continues to Deteriorate for US, UK Auto Sectors: August 2020 appeared first on Credit Benchmark.

Credit Challenge Grows for US Energy Sector: August 2020

To download the August 2020 Oil & Gas Aggregate PDF, click here. . Problems for the beleaguered US energy sector […] The post Credit Challenge Grows for US Energy Sector: August 2020 appeared first on Credit Benchmark.

Fallen Angels: Growing, but Slowing?

The ranks of the Fallen Angels – firms whose credit quality has made the shift from investment-grade to high yield, or “junk” status – continue to grow, but the pace may be slowing down. The post Fallen Angels: Growing, but Slowing? appeared first on Credit Benchmark.

Bloomberg Opinion: Solvency Is a Serious Issue. It Isn’t a Crisis

Credit Benchmark CCI data on the declining credit quality of US, UK, and EU Industrial companies has been cited by […] The post Bloomberg Opinion: Solvency Is a Serious Issue. It Isn’t a Crisis appeared first on Credit Benchmark.

The Solvency Boundary

Consensus credit data suggests that in times of crisis, the "Solvency Boundary" between investment-grade and non-investment grade credits is more fluid than during non-crisis times. The implication for bond and equity investors is that in the current environment, not all BBB issues are the same. Th…
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Credit Benchmark Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Credit Benchmark founded?

    Credit Benchmark was founded in 2012.

  • Who are Credit Benchmark key executives?

    Credit Benchmark's key executives are Mark Faulkner, Tim Bunting and Jan Hammer.

  • How many employees does Credit Benchmark have?

    Credit Benchmark has 51 employees.

  • Who are Credit Benchmark competitors?

    Competitors of Credit Benchmark include DBRS, Discovery Data and Asset Pro.

  • Where is Credit Benchmark headquarters?

    Credit Benchmark headquarters is located at 5th Floor, 131 Finsbury Pavement, Finsbury, London.

  • Where are Credit Benchmark offices?

    Credit Benchmark has offices in London and New York.

  • How many offices does Credit Benchmark have?

    Credit Benchmark has 3 offices.