One is rated by others as he rates himself…
 
 

Pytheas can provide clear and practical advice on how a financial institution can best present itself to rating agencies and counter-parties. Whether you are an institution with or without an international credit rating, Pytheas can undertake an in-house advisory service that could have a significant impact on a rating.

A credit rating agency considers both quantitative and qualitative factors in, product lines, industry competitive positions, markets, distribution systems, organizational structure, earnings trends and profitability, performance and quality of investments, asset/liability management and liquidity, surplus position relative to risk profile and affiliated companies, understanding management's philosophy and the company's strategic direction. The rating, therefore, involves judgments about the future and includes assessments on how management and companies will respond to worst-case scenarios.

Pytheas can literally guide clients through the whole rating procedure. We assist our clients to complete and assemble information required by the credit rating agencies and advise on which data are most important to the agencies, what they are looking for, how to best present the information that they really need. Provide a basis for dialogue and negotiation with the rating agencies and an appeal process that allows for banks to make direct presentations to the rating committee.

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Did you know?

that recycling 1 ton of paper saves 17 mature trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 3 cubic yards of landfill space, 2 barrels of oil, and 4000 kilowatt hours of electricity; this is enough energy to power the average North American home for 5 months?

that Confucius about 2,500 years ago argued that the government should not compete for profit with the people, as it would only result to the exploitation of the population?

that recycling steel saves 75% of the energy that would be used to create steel from raw materials, enough to power 18 million homes?

that of all the restaurants that are opened, 90% of them fail in the first year and of the remaining ones that survive, 90% of those fail in the second year?

that every year, Americans buy more than 100 million cell phones, yet fewer than 20% of old cell phones are recycled and that recycling just a million cell phones reduces greenhouse gas emissions equal to removing 1,368 cars off the road for a full year?

that Pytheas has presence in 41 countries?

that in a lifetime the average European or North American will discard more than 600 times his or her adult weight in garbage and about a ton of trash per person per year?

that Pytheas the ancient Greek explorer, mathematician, astronomer and navigator must have travelled to the American continent at the time of Alexander the Great?

that annually, the amount of garbage that is dumped in the world’s oceans is three times the weight of fish that is caught from the oceans?

that the Boeotian Hesiod about 3000 years ago theorized on the entrepreneurship typical of the market (an early laissez-faire), identifying the effects of government debasement of the coinage, which causes a decrease in its purchasing power (think Adam Smith, Keynes and post Keynes), arguing about the importance of competition and the importance of justice and the law in order to foster order and harmony in society?

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