Through every business cycle, banks and other financial institutions lose billions of dollars as a result of their failure to analyse credit risk correctly. Even if these institutions do not suffer direct financial losses due to default / market movements, they may be receiving an inadequate return for the risks involved. Given the increasing use of leverage by both the private and public equity markets, these issues are becoming even more relevant than before. The aim of this course is to teach delegates how to analyse corporate credit risk and how to assess an appropriate return. This course does not extend to the analysis of banks, insurance companies or structured vehicles.