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An analytically tractable time-changed jump-diffusion default intensity model

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  • Naoufel El-Bachir

    () (ICMA Centre, University of Reading)

  • Damiano Brigo

    (Fitch Solutions and Imperial College)

Abstract

We present a stochastic default intensity model where the intensity follows a tractable jump-diffusion process obtained by applying a deterministic change of time to a non mean-reverting square root jump-diffusion process. The model generates higher implied volatilities for default swaptions than mean-reverting versions, consistent with volatility levels observed on the market.

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  • Naoufel El-Bachir & Damiano Brigo, 2008. "An analytically tractable time-changed jump-diffusion default intensity model," ICMA Centre Discussion Papers in Finance icma-dp2008-06, Henley Business School, Reading University.
  • Handle: RePEc:rdg:icmadp:icma-dp2008-06
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    1. Darrell Duffie & Jun Pan & Kenneth Singleton, 2000. "Transform Analysis and Asset Pricing for Affine Jump-Diffusions," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 68(6), pages 1343-1376, November.
    2. Damiano Brigo & Naoufel El-Bachir, 2007. "An exact formula for default swaptions’ pricing in the SSRJD stochastic intensity model," ICMA Centre Discussion Papers in Finance icma-dp2007-14, Henley Business School, Reading University.
    3. Farshid Jamshidian, 2004. "Valuation of credit default swaps and swaptions," Finance and Stochastics, Springer, vol. 8(3), pages 343-371, August.
    4. Damiano Brigo & Aurélien Alfonsi, 2005. "Credit default swap calibration and derivatives pricing with the SSRD stochastic intensity model," Finance and Stochastics, Springer, vol. 9(1), pages 29-42, January.
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    Keywords

    Credit derivatives; Credit Default Swap; Credit Default Swaption; Jump-diffusion; Stochastic intensity; Doubly stochastic poisson process; Cox process; Semi-Analytical formula; Time change;

    JEL classification:

    • C15 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Statistical Simulation Methods: General
    • C63 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Computational Techniques
    • C65 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Miscellaneous Mathematical Tools
    • 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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