Al Medioli of the Ratings and Process Oversight team discusses recovery patterns in Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy-like case relative to large municipal bankruptcies such as Detroit. Plus, Jennifer Chang and Bola Kushimo discuss flood risks threatening to weaken some cities’ property tax bases, increase the need for infrastructure investment and disrupt the economy.
As mental health and substance abuse problems grow sharply in the US, insurance analyst Dean Ungar explains how US health insurers are trying to break down the wall between medical health and mental health and better integrate the latter into their operations. Also in this episode, insurance analysts Frank Yuen, Soichiro Makimoto and Qian Zhu discuss updates to capital regimes in Asia-Pacific, and what it means for insurers in Hong Kong, SAR, Japan and mainland China.
In this episode of Moody’s Talks – Behind the Bonds, Emile El Nems of the Corporates team joins host Jeff Pruzan to bring us up to date on how Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine is affecting corporate credit quality worldwide. And Carlos Winzer of the Telecoms team explains why 5G investment will be an evolution rather than a revolution for the sector.