SCIC specializes in developing internal credit risk assessment systems, helping protect existing credit ratings, obtaining new credit ratings, evaluating credit risk management methodologies and processes, and establishing / advising credit rating agencies. Clients have included a wide range of financial institutions such as African Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, Nordic Investment Bank, African Reinsurance Company (Nigeria), Kommualbanken AS (Norway), Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG (Austria), Swedish Export Credit, Banco Finantia (Portugal) and several other European universal banks, BRC Investor Services (Colombia), and TurkRating.
SCIC works with its clients to develop strategies to access both debt capital and private equity markets. Our core strengths are due diligence and transaction structuring, credit enhancement, and debt restructurings. Clients have included Bank of Uganda, Central Bank of the Bahamas, East African Development Bank, Nordic Investment Bank, World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, and the Government of Quebec. The SCIC team also has made or enabled direct investments in key local capital market entities such as credit rating agencies, non-bank finance companies (e.g., Credila, an Indian non-bank finance company making loans to Indian students for graduate study both in India and abroad), and SME-focussed venture capital funds.
Building on the pioneering experiences of its key team members in the development of structured finance, SCIC specializes in credit underwriting, product development, due diligence, credit risk management, pricing models, credit enhancement, funding vehicles and financing instruments related to existing and new structured finance products. Clients have included a wide range of public sector, private sector, and multilateral developmental institutions such as the Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank,, Baytree National Bank (USA), Sterling Bank (USA), Caisse des Dépôts & Consignations, Dexia, DEG (Germany), Finex (Philippines), FMO (the Netherlands), ICICI (India), Inter-American Development Bank, Sterling Bank (US), Thailand's Ministry of Finance and financial regulator as well as its Secondary Mortgage Corp., UBS, several European private sector financial institutions, and regulatory bodies such as CVM (the securities regulator in Brazil), Thailand's Securities Regulator and its Ministry of Finance, and the State of New Hampshire.
Mission Statement
Private sector and government-owned financial institutions and corporations currently face enormous challenges in gaining access to global capital more