An Introduction to Credit Derivatives by Moorad Choudhry

By Moorad Choudhry

The moment variation of An creation to credits Derivatives offers a extensive creation to items and a industry that experience replaced considerably because the monetary drawback of 2008. writer Moorad Choudhry provides a practitioner's standpoint on credits spinoff tools and the hazards they contain in a succinct type with out sacrificing technical information and clinical precision.

Beginning with foundational discussions of credits threat, credits danger move and credits scores, the e-book proceeds to check credits default swaps and similar pricing, asset swaps, credit-linked notes, and extra. abundant references, appendices and a thesaurus upload significantly to the lasting worth of the ebook for college kids and pros in finance.

  • A post-crisis consultant to a robust financial institution possibility administration product, its historical past and its use
  • Liberal use of Bloomberg monitors and new labored examples elevate hands-on practicality
  • New on-line set of CDS pricing types and different worksheets multiply the book's uses

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1 Credit default swap. 10 This is because the cost of protection on the reference asset will have increased as a result of the credit event. The original buyer of the CDS need never have owned a bond issued by the reference asset obligor. The maturity of the CDS does not have to match the maturity of the reference asset, and often does not. On occurrence of a credit event, the swap contract is terminated and a settlement payment made by the protection seller or guarantor to the protection buyer.

As the instruments isolate credit risk from the underlying loan or bond and transfer them to another entity, it becomes possible to separate the ownership and management of credit risk from the other features of ownership associated with the assets in question, such as customer franchise. 3 The same principles carry over to the credit risk exposures of portfolio managers. For fixed-income portfolio managers, some of the advantages of using credit derivatives include the following: • They can be tailor-made to meet the specific requirements of the entity buying the risk protection, as opposed to the liquidity or term of the underlying reference asset.

5 TOTAL RETURN SWAPS A total return swap (TRS), sometimes known as a total rate of return swap or TR swap, is an agreement between two parties that exchanges the total return from a financial asset between them. This is designed to transfer the credit risk from one party to the other. It is one of the principal instruments used by banks and other financial institutions to manage their credit risk exposure, and as such is a credit derivative. One definition of a TRS is given in Francis et al. (1999), which states that a TRS is a swap agreement in which the total return of a bank loan or credit-sensitive security is exchanged for some other cash flow, usually tied to Libor or some other loan or credit-sensitive security.

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