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Explaining credit default swap spreads with equity volatility and jump risks of individual firms

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  • Haibin Zhu
  • Benjamin Yibin Zhang

    (Fitch Ratings Inc.)

  • Hao Zhou

    (Federal Reserve Board - Risk Analysis Section)

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A structural model with stochastic volatility and jumps implies particular relationships between observed equity returns and credit spreads. This paper explores such effects in the credit default swap (CDS) market. We use a novel approach to identify the realized jumps of individual equity from high frequency data. Our empirical results suggest that volatility risk alone predicts 50% of CDS spread variation, while jump risk alone forecasts 19%. After controlling for credit ratings, macroeconomic conditions, and firms' balance sheet information, we can explain 77% of the total variation. Moreover, the marginal impacts of volatility and jump measures increase dramatically from investment grade to high-yield entities. The estimated nonlinear effects of volatility and jumps are in line with the model implied relationships between equity returns and credit spreads.

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Paper provided by Bank for International Settlements in its series BIS Working Papers with number 181.

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Length: 45 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2005
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Handle: RePEc:bis:biswps:181

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Keywords: structural model; stochastic volatility; jumps; credit spread; credit default swap; nonlinear effect; high frequency data;

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  1. Fender, Ingo & Scheicher, Martin, 2009. "The pricing of subprime mortgage risk in good times and bad: evidence from the ABX.HE indices," Working Paper Series 1056, European Central Bank.
  2. George Tauchen & Hao Zhou, 2006. "Realized jumps on financial markets and predicting credit spreads," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2006-35, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  3. Chen, Yi-Hsuan & Tu, Anthony H. & Wang, Kehluh, 2008. "Dependence structure between the credit default swap return and the kurtosis of the equity return distribution: Evidence from Japan," Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Elsevier, vol. 18(3), pages 259-271, July.
  4. Hayette Gatfaoui, 2010. "Investigating the dependence structure between credit default swap spreads and the U.S. financial market," Annals of Finance, Springer, vol. 6(4), pages 511-535, October.
  5. Christopher F Baum & Chi Wan, 2009. "Macroeconomic Uncertainty and Credit Default Swap Spreads," Boston College Working Papers in Economics 724, Boston College Department of Economics, revised 03 Mar 2010.
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  8. Stuart M. Turnbull & Jun Yang, 2008. "Default Dependence: The Equity Default Relationship," Working Papers 08-1, Bank of Canada.
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  10. Das, Sanjiv R. & Hanouna, Paul & Sarin, Atulya, 2009. "Accounting-based versus market-based cross-sectional models of CDS spreads," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 33(4), pages 719-730, April.
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