Credit spreads

Individual names in top-down CDO pricing models

The Gaussian copula collapsed as a means of pricing collateralised debt obligations in the crisis of 2008, as to match prices and deltas nonsensical correlation parameters were required. By adapting the traditional framework to cater for more general…

A capital lifeline?

Guaranteeing investors' capital with your own bonds has always been a convenient way for banks to borrow money from investors at the same time as offering them a cut in the upside of the chosen underlying in a structured note. Such fundraising is often…

The determinants of corporate credit spreads

Credit default swaps (CDSs) are an integral tool used for the management of credit risk by financial institutions. Despite their importance, good models for the determination of CDS spreads, also called corporate credit spreads, are not readily available…

The determinants of corporate credit spreads

Credit default swaps (CDSs) are an integral tool used for the management of credit risk by financial institutions. Despite their importance, good models for the determination of CDS spreads, also called corporate credit spreads, are not readily available…