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Contractual terms and CDS pricing


  • Franck Packer
  • Haibin Zhu


Contractual terms related to the definition of trigger events and deliverable obligations on single-name CDSs are priced into CDS spreads. Pricing of the differences in contract terms appears to have generally converged over time, although there still seems to be evidence of a degree of regional fragmentation.

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  • Franck Packer & Haibin Zhu, 2005. "Contractual terms and CDS pricing," BIS Quarterly Review, Bank for International Settlements, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:bis:bisqtr:0503h

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    1. Frank Packer & Chamaree Suthiphongchai, 2003. "Sovereign credit default swaps," BIS Quarterly Review, Bank for International Settlements, December.
    2. 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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    JEL classification:

    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
    • G13 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Contingent Pricing; Futures Pricing


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