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Credit Derivatives Pricing Models: Models, Pricing and Implementation

Credit Derivatives Pricing Models: Models, Pricing and Implementation

Philipp J. Schönbucher

ISBN: 978-0-470-86817-1

Oct 2003

396 pages



The credit derivatives market is booming and, for the first time, expanding into the banking sector which previously has had very little exposure to quantitative modeling. This phenomenon has forced a large number of professionals to confront this issue for the first time. Credit Derivatives Pricing Models provides an extremely comprehensive overview of the most current areas in credit risk modeling as applied to the pricing of credit derivatives. As one of the first books to uniquely focus on pricing, this title is also an excellent complement to other books on the application of credit derivatives. Based on proven techniques that have been tested time and again, this comprehensive resource provides readers with the knowledge and guidance to effectively use credit derivatives pricing models. Filled with relevant examples that are applied to real-world pricing problems, Credit Derivatives Pricing Models paves a clear path for a better understanding of this complex issue.

Dr. Philipp J. Schönbucher is a professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, and has degrees in mathematics from Oxford University and a PhD in economics from Bonn University. He has taught various training courses organized by ICM and CIFT, and lectured at risk conferences for practitioners on credit derivatives pricing, credit risk modeling, and implementation.





1. Introduction.

2. Credit Derivatives: Overview and Hedge-Based Pricing.

3. Credit Spreads and Bond Price-Based Pricing.

4. Mathematical Background.

5. Advanced Credit Spread Models.

6. Recovery Modelling.

7. Implementation of Intensity-Based Models.

8. Credit Rating Models.

9. Firm Value and Share Price-Based Models.

10. Models for Default Correlation.