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Managing counterparty credit risk via BSDEs


  • Andrew Lesniewski
  • Anja Richter


We discuss a general dynamic replication approach to counterparty credit risk modeling. This leads to a fundamental jump-process backward stochastic differential equation (BSDE) for the credit risk adjusted portfolio value. We then reduce the fundamental BSDE to a continuous BSDE. Depending on the close out value convention, the reduced fundamental BSDE's solution can be represented explicitly or through an accurate approximate expression. Furthermore, we discuss practical aspects of the approach, important for the its industry applications: (i) efficient numerical methodology for solving a BSDE driven by a moderate number of Brownian motions, and (ii) factor reduction methodology that allows one to approximately replace a portfolio driven by a large number of risk factors with a portfolio driven by a moderate number of risk factors.

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  • Andrew Lesniewski & Anja Richter, 2016. "Managing counterparty credit risk via BSDEs," Papers 1608.03237,, revised Aug 2016.
  • Handle: RePEc:arx:papers:1608.03237

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