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Valuation of credit default swaps and swaptions


  • Farshid Jamshidian



This paper presents a conceptual and general framework for valuation of single-name credit derivatives. The general subfiltration approach of [J-R] to modelling default risk, which includes the Cox-process setting of [L], is integrated with a numeraire invariant approach. Several known results are reformulated and extended in this framework. New concepts and results are presented for change of numeraire in presence of default and valuation of credit swaptions. A new formula on fractional recovery of pre-default value is derived, generalizing that of [D-S]. A Black-Scholes formula for credit default swaptions due to [S] is shown to serve as a least-squares approximation to the general case. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2004

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  • Farshid Jamshidian, 2004. "Valuation of credit default swaps and swaptions," Finance and Stochastics, Springer, vol. 8(3), pages 343-371, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:finsto:v:8:y:2004:i:3:p:343-371
    DOI: 10.1007/s00780-004-0122-y

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