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Recovery rates in investment-grade pools of credit assets: A large deviations analysis

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  • Spiliopoulos, Konstantinos
  • Sowers, Richard B.
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    We consider the effect of recovery rates on a pool of credit assets. We allow the recovery rate to depend on the defaults in a general way. Using the theory of large deviations, we study the structure of losses in a pool consisting of a continuum of types. We derive the corresponding rate function and show that it has a natural interpretation as the favored way to rearrange recoveries and losses among the different types. Numerical examples are also provided.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Stochastic Processes and their Applications.

    Volume (Year): 121 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 12 ()
    Pages: 2861-2898

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    Keywords: Recovery rates; Default rates; Credit assets; Large deviations;

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