How We Compiled the Ratings

Institutional Investor’s Country Credit ratings are based on information provided by senior economists and sovereign-risk analysts at leading global banks and money management and securities firms. The respondents have graded each country on a scale of zero to 100, with 100 representing the least likelihood of default. We weighted participants’ responses according to their institutions’ global exposure. Names of respondents are kept strictly confidential.

The September 2015 Country Credit survey was conducted by Researcher Valentina McKenzie and other II staff under the guidance of Senior Editor Jane B. Kenney.