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Structured Credit Portfolio Analysis, Baskets and CDOs

Christian Bluhm and Ludger Overbeck
Publisher: 
Chapman & Hall/CRC
Publication Date: 
2007
Number of Pages: 
357
Format: 
Hardcover
Series: 
Financial Mathematics Series 5
Price: 
79.95
ISBN: 
1584886471
Category: 
Monograph
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 From Single Credit Risks to Credit Portfolios
Modeling Single-Name Credit Risk
Ratings and Default Probabilities
Credit Exposure
Loss Given Default
Modeling Portfolio Credit Risk
Systematic and Idiosyncratic Credit Risk
Loss Distribution of Credit Portfolios
Practicability Versus Accuracy
Default Baskets
Introductory Example: Duo Baskets
First- and Second-to-Default Modeling
Derivation of PD Term Structures
A Time-Homogeneous Markov Chain Approach
A Non-Homogeneous Markov Chain Approach
Extrapolation Problems for PD Term Structures
Duo Basket Evaluation for Multi-Year Horizons
Dependent Default Times
Default Times and PD Term Structures
Survival Function and Hazard Rate
Calculation of Default Time Densities and Hazard
Rate Functions
From Latent Variables to Default Times
Dependence Modeling via Copula Functions
Copulas in Practice
Visualization of Copula Differences and Mathematical
Description by Dependence Measures
Impact of Copula Differences to the Duo Basket
A Word of Caution
Nth-to-Default Modeling
Nth-to-Default Basket with the Gaussian Copula
Nth-to-Default Basket with the Student-t Copula
Nth-to-Default Basket with the Clayton Copula
Nth-to-Default Simulation Study
Evaluation of Cash Flows in Default Baskets
Scenario Analysis
Example of a Basket Credit-Linked Note (CLN)
Collateralized Debt and Synthetic Obligations
A General Perspective on CDO Modeling
A Primer on CDOs
Risk Transfer
Spread and Rating Arbitrage
Funding Benefits
Regulatory Capital Relief
CDO Modeling Principles
CDO Modeling Approaches
Introduction of a Sample CSO
A First-Order Look at CSO Performance
Monte Carlo Simulation of the CSO
Implementing an Excess Cash Trap
Multi-Step and First Passage Time Models
Analytic, Semi-Analytic, and Comonotonic CDO Evaluation Approaches
Single-Tranche CDOs (STCDOs)
Basics of Single-Tranche CDOs
CDS Indices as Reference Pool for STCDOs
ITraxx Europe Untranched
ITraxx Europe Index Tranches: Pricing, Delta
Hedging, and Implied Correlations
Tranche Risk Measures
Expected Shortfall Contributions
Tranche Hit Contributions of Single Names
Applications: Asset Selection, Cost-to-Securitize
Remarks on Portfolios of CDOs
Some Practical Remarks
Suggestions for Further Reading
Appendix
The Gamma Distribution
The Chi-Square Distribution
The Student-t Distribution
A Natural Clayton-Like Copula Example
Entropy-Based Rationale for Gaussian and Exponential
Distributions as Natural Standard Choices
Tail Orientation in Typical Latent Variable Credit Risk Models
The Vasicek Limit Distribution
One-Factor Versus Multi-Factor Models
Description of the Sample Portfolio
CDS Names in CDX.NA.IG and iTraxx Europe

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