Counterparty credit risk
Three quarters of survey respondents believe regulators should copy the European Union’s CVA exemptions for trades with corporates, pension funds and sovereigns
This handy guide reviews the various steps banks are taking to improve their risk management techniques, looking at the benefits and pitfalls of each one.
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Counterparty risk is difficult to include systematically in credit default swap pricing. Reviving Merton’s structural approach – and generalising to higher dimensions – makes it tractable. By Alex Lipton and Ioana Savescu
Traditional models for wrong-way risk focus on the correlation between default and exposure – a blunt tool for a tail risk. Alternatives are thin on the ground, but a scenario-based approach may provide some fresh insight. Laurie Carver introduces this...
The risk of exposure and counterparty default probability both increasing – so-called wrong-way risk – is usually understood in terms of the correlation between the two variables. But this approach is focused more on the centre of the distribution,...
Debit valuation adjustments are becoming well understood for derivatives and liabilities – but can affect the asset side of the balance sheet too. Specifically, assets such as so-called goodwill depend on the creditworthiness of the firm. Chris Kenyon...
The choice of a close-out convention applicable on the default of a derivatives counterparty can have a significant effect on the credit and debit valuation adjustments, as can the order of defaults. Jon Gregory and Ilya German examine this phenomenon...
The critical importance of counterparty risk management was demonstrated by the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers in September 2008. In response, banks and other energy market participants have been trying hard to improve their game. Gillian Carr reports...
Technology can provide a competitive advantage in banking. How it is applied by Tier 1 and Tier 2 institutions, to the benefit for their risk management systems, is discussed.
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