I want to get literature or information related with the topic of CDS replication for those counterparties that do not hold. But that have traded bonds (with different degree of liquidity). What could be the right way to transform the bond prices into CDS?

  • $\begingroup$ Are you looking for the default probability or just the CDS spread for those issuers? $\endgroup$
    – Pithit
    Commented Mar 29, 2019 at 15:14
  • $\begingroup$ For default probabilities $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 30, 2019 at 17:40
  • $\begingroup$ and for hedging purposes $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 30, 2019 at 18:23
  • $\begingroup$ Ok, so if you want to get the default probabilities for those companies that you cannot see their CDS spreads, you have two options (as far as I know). First one, use a proxy company. Try to find a company in the CDS market that looks very similar to the company of your interest and use those spreads. The second method is related to the use of fixed income spread (over risk free). In practice, I see more financial institutions use the first approach but make sure the proxy company is similar to the original. $\endgroup$
    – Pithit
    Commented Mar 31, 2019 at 19:04


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