Journal of Credit Risk
Editor-in-chief: Nikunj Kapadia and Linda Allen
Volume 13, Number 4 (December 2017)
The December issue of The Journal of Credit Risk contains three papers, covering corporate ratings, large loan portfolios, and investment.
Papers in this issue
Issuer bias in corporate ratings toward financially constrained firms
This paper considers whether the rating agency attempts to mitigate the feedback effect through its rating actions. Using Moody’s issuer ratings over 1982–2009, the paper shows that firms with greater external financing constraints are less likely to be…
A latent variable credit risk model comprising nonlinear dependencies in a sector framework with a stochastically dependent loss given default
This paper proposes a latent variable credit risk model for large loan portfolios. It employs the concept of nested Archimedean copulas to account for both a sector-type dependence structure and a copula-dependent stochastic loss given default (LGD).
Optimal investment and financing with macroeconomic risk and loan guarantees
This paper considers an entrepreneur who has no assets in place but possesses an option to invest in a project incurring a lump-sum investment cost, of which a fraction must be financed by entering into an equity-for-guarantee swap.