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Restructuring Counterparty Credit Risk

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  • CLAUDIO ALBANESE

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    (Global Valuation Limited, London, EC2M 4YF, UK)

  • DAMIANO BRIGO

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    (Department of Mathematics, Imperial College, 180 Queen's Gate, London, SW7 2RH, UK)

  • FRANK OERTEL

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    (School of Mathematics, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK)

We introduce an innovative theoretical framework for the valuation and replication of derivative transactions between defaultable entities based on the principle of arbitrage freedom. Our framework extends the traditional formulations based on credit and debit valuation adjustments (CVA and DVA). Depending on how the default contingency is accounted for, we list a total of ten different structuring styles. These include bi-partite structures between a bank and a counterparty, tri-partite structures with one margin lender in addition, quadri-partite structures with two margin lenders and, most importantly, configurations where all derivative transactions are cleared through a central counterparty clearing house (CCP). We compare the various structuring styles under a number of criteria including consistency from an accounting standpoint, counterparty risk hedgeability, numerical complexity, transaction portability upon default, induced behavior and macro-economic impact of the implied wealth allocation.

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Volume (Year): 16 (2013)
Issue (Month): 02 ()
Pages: 1-29

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  1. Damiano Brigo & Andrea Pallavicini & Vasileios Papatheodorou, 2011. "Arbitrage-Free Valuation Of Bilateral Counterparty Risk For Interest-Rate Products: Impact Of Volatilities And Correlations," International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Finance (IJTAF), World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., vol. 14(06), pages 773-802.
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