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Pricing And Hedging Of Portfolio Credit Derivatives With Interacting Default Intensities

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  • RÜDIGER FREY

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    (Department of Mathematics, University of Leipzig, 04009 Leipzig, Germany)

  • JOCHEN BACKHAUS

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    (Department of Mathematics, University of Leipzig, 04009 Leipzig, Germany)

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    We consider reduced-form models for portfolio credit risk with interacting default intensities. In this class of models default intensities are modeled as functions of time and of the default state of the entire portfolio, so that phenomena such as default contagion or counterparty risk can be modeled explicitly. In the present paper this class of models is analyzed by Markov process techniques. We study in detail the pricing and the hedging of portfolio-related credit derivatives such as basket default swaps and collaterized debt obligations (CDOs) and discuss the calibration to market data.

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    Article provided by World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. in its journal International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Finance.

    Volume (Year): 11 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 06 ()
    Pages: 611-634

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    Keywords: Credit derivatives; CDOs; hedging; Markov chains;

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    1. Takada, Hideyuki & Sumita, Ushio, 2011. "Credit risk model with contagious default dependencies affected by macro-economic condition," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 214(2), pages 365-379, October.
    2. Henri Pag\`es & Dylan Possamai, 2012. "A mathematical treatment of bank monitoring incentives," Papers 1202.2076, arXiv.org.
    3. Areski Cousin & Diana Dorobantu & Didier Rulli�re, 2013. "An extension of Davis and Lo's contagion model," Quantitative Finance, Taylor & Francis Journals, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 13(3), pages 407-420, February.
    4. Jean-David Fermanian & Olivier Vigneron, 2012. "On break-even correlation: the way to price structured credit derivatives by replication," Papers 1204.2251, arXiv.org.
    5. Pagès, Henri, 2013. "Bank monitoring incentives and optimal ABS," Journal of Financial Intermediation, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 22(1), pages 30-54.
    6. Sebastian Heise & Reimer Kuehn, 2012. "Derivatives and Credit Contagion in Interconnected Networks," Papers 1202.3025, arXiv.org.
    7. Emilio Barucci & Marco Tolotti, 2009. "The dynamics of social interaction with agents’ heterogeneity," Working Papers 189, Department of Applied Mathematics, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia.
    8. Frey, Rüdiger & Backhaus, Jochen, 2010. "Dynamic hedging of synthetic CDO tranches with spread risk and default contagion," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 34(4), pages 710-724, April.
    9. Herbertsson, Alexander & Jang, Jiwook & Schmidt, Thorsten, 2009. "Pricing basket default swaps in a tractable shot-noise model," Working Papers in Economics 359, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics.
    10. Areski Cousin & Stéphane Crépey & Yu Kan, 2012. "Delta-hedging correlation risk?," Review of Derivatives Research, Springer, Springer, vol. 15(1), pages 25-56, April.

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