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Idiosyncratic and Systemic Risk in the European Corporate Sector

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  • Yinqiu Lu
  • Jorge A. Chan-Lau

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Systemic risk remains a major concern to policymakers since widespread defaults in the corporate and financial sectors could pose substantial costs to society. Forward-looking measures and/or indicators of systemic default risk are thus needed to identify potential buildups of vulnerability in advance. In this paper, we explain how to construct idiosyncratic and systemic default risk indicators using the information embedded in single-tranche standardized collateralized debt obligations (STCDOs) referencing credit derivatives indices. As an illustration, both risk indicators are constructed for the European corporate sector using midprice quotes for STCDOs referencing the iTraxx Europe index.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 06/107.

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Length: 18
Date of creation: 01 Apr 2006
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Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:06/107

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Keywords: Financial risk; Credit risk; Risk management; Financial sector; Credit tranches; Corporate sector; correlation; credit derivatives; probability; hedge; financial assets; correlations; derivatives market; bonds; probabilities; bond; statistics; cash flows; sovereign bonds; financial stability; hedge funds; corporate bonds; international capital markets; hedge fund; time series; hedges; derivatives markets; empirical method; standard deviation; linear algebra; covariance; bond returns; high yield bonds; international capital; multivariate analysis; algebra; empirical framework; financial systems; number of variables;

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  1. Jeffery D Amato & Jacob Gyntelberg, 2005. "CDS index tranches and the pricing of credit risk correlations," BIS Quarterly Review, Bank for International Settlements, March.
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Cited by:
  1. Gustav A. Horn & Heike Joebges & Lothar Kamp & Alexandra Krieger & Sebastian Sick & Silke Tober, 2009. "Gesamtwirtschaftliche Stabilität durch bessere Regulierung - Vorschläge für eine Neuordnung der Finanzmärkte," IMK Report 36-2009, IMK at the Hans Boeckler Foundation, Macroeconomic Policy Institute.
  2. Jorge A. Chan-Lau, 2006. "Is Systematic Default Risk Priced in Equity Returns? A Cross-Sectional Analysis Using Credit Derivatives Prices," IMF Working Papers 06/148, International Monetary Fund.

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