Risk magazine - Volume16/No7

Questions of error

Consider the following two, difficult, questions. How should a financial institution allocate capital to different businesses? How should a financial institution be valued? The first question is a subject for the senior management of an institution. But…

Correlation evidence

Like ratings, default correlation is an area of fierce industry debate. But any fundamental, long-term investor searching for fair value in credit correlation will want to understand what the historical data actually says. Here, Arnaud de Servigny and…

Overcoming the hurdle

How should capital be allocated to different business lines in a financial institution? Thomas Wilson explores this question from an investor’s perspective by constructing a statistical model that measures the risk of individual business types. The…

Market-implied ratings

There has been much debate over the respective merits of credit ratings and market-based indicators. Ludovic Breger, Lisa Goldberg and Oren Cheyette present a new approach that tries to incorporate the benefits of both approaches. Starting with agency…

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