The U.S. Export-Import Bank: Analyses of Risk Management and Exposure Limits

Selma E. Wynne (Editor)

Series: Banks and Banking Developments
BISAC: BUS004000



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From fiscal year 2008 to fiscal year 2012, the U.S. Export-Import Bank’s (Ex-Im) outstanding financial commitments (exposure) grew from about $59 billion to about $107 billion, largely in long-term loans and guarantees. Factors associated with this growth include reduced private-sector financing following the financial crisis and Ex-Im’s authorization of direct loans—a product not offered by export credit agencies in some other countries—to fill the gap in private-sector lending.

This book discusses how Ex-Im’s business changed in recent years and possible reasons for these changes; how Ex-Im determines credit subsidy costs, loss reserves and allowances, and product fees, and how these processes account for different risks; how Ex-Im’s financial portfolio has performed and the budgetary impact of its programs; and the extent to which Ex-Im has a comprehensive risk-management framework.
(Imprint: Nova)


Chapter 1 - Export-Import Bank: Recent Growth Underscores Need for Continued Improvements in Risk Management (pp. 1-56)
United States Government Accountability Office

Chapter 2 - Export-Import Bank: Additional Analysis and Information Could Better Inform Congress on Exposure, Risk, and Resources (pp. 57-102)
United States Government Accountability Office

Chapter 3 - Export-Import Bank: Status of GAO Recommendations on Risk Management, Exposure Forecasting, and Workload Issues (pp. 103-112)
Matthew J. Scirè


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