Risk magazine - Volume20/No12

Back to basics

Collateralised debt obligation (CDO) arrangers were ambushed in August by the most dramatic shifts in credit markets since 2005, while many investors have shied away from complex products. Where does this leave the future of the CDO market? Mark Pengelly…

Valuing tranches of synthetic CDOs

In the second of this series of Class Notes articles, Charles Smithson and Neil Pearson consider the thorny issue of collateralised debt obligation (CDO) valuation. In the first of a two-part article (the second will be published in February 2008), they…

CCDS unchained?

In October, David Rowe argued that contingent credit default swaps offered only limited potential for active counterparty credit risk management. The convergence of several factors could change that

Factor models for credit correlation

Stewart Inglis and Alex Lipton describe dynamic and static factor models for credit correlation, and show how the static model can be calibrated to the market and used for the pricing of standard and bespoke tranches including tranchelets

Rolling credit

In the period from December 2006 to November 2007, the Cutting Edge section saw a slightly increased number of submissions compared with last year, but trends in publications and rejections (only one out of four sees the light of acceptance) show how our…

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