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Measuring the diversification of a loan portfolio


  • Agnès Tourin


We analyse the effect of correlations on a portfolio of loans. Building on an earlier idea developed at Moody's (Witt, 2004), we define the diversification score as the number of independent loans in an equivalent credit portfolio with the same expected loss and risk level. We perform Monte Carlo simulations to analyse the applicability of this method for two risk measures, namely value at risk and the expected shortfall.

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  • Agnès Tourin, 2020. "Measuring the diversification of a loan portfolio," International Journal of Bonds and Derivatives, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 4(2), pages 104-113.
  • Handle: RePEc:ids:ijbder:v:4:y:2020:i:2:p:104-113

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