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Questions tagged [credit-risk]

The risk that a borrower will default on any type of debt by failing to make required payments and that the corresponding lender suffers a loss.

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Isn't CS01 the same as spread duration (converted to 01 terms)?

CS01 is sensitivity of price to change in credit spread. Spread duration is sensitivity of price to change in OAS. OAS (assuming non-callable bond) is t he additive spread one needs to add to a risk ...
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Pricing default risk in cryptos

I'm looking to figure out how to price "insurance" against a counter-party defaulting in an OTC cryptocurrency transaction. I think the first measure would be to calculate VaR? I'm planning on ...
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Credit Spreads and Relative Value : floating vs fixed bond

I would like to study if, in these weeks during the italian credit crisis, floating govy bonds were more resilient than fixed govy bonds. For each floating issue (CCTS) I chose the fixed issue with ...
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Any Suggestion for Credit Risk Measure for Banking Industry in Turkey?

I need a measure that will proxy for overall credit risk in the banking industry of Turkey. The literature offers LIBOR-OIS spread and Moody's Baa-Aaa spread as strong candidates. However, these ...
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Calculating the long run average default rate when the portfolio changes during the year

The Basel rules prescribe to calculate a long run average default rate (LADR). It is stated that his rate should be calculated as the average of yearly default rates. A first idea what be: look at ...
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How Machine Learning model addresses adverse action concerns -credit scorcard?

How to find the variables involved in the decision to report adverse action when the origination scorecard is developed using Machine Learning - XGBOOST with monotonic constraints (80 variables) ...
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Implied credit spread convertible bonds with negative yield

I’m trying to understand what happens to the credit spread of a convertible bond when yields of the convertible are negative. I’ve heard there is an implied credit spread as spreads can’t really be ...
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Should risky gov't bonds be treated differently from riskless ones when it comes to risk computation?

If I were computing: YTM, DV01, OAS, Spread Duration for risk-free gov't bonds (eg, US Treasuries, German Gov't Bonds), and suddenly I'm adding risky gov't bonds to my portfolio, should the ...
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CreditGrades model calibration and initial values

Currently doing a project on structural models, and I want to apply the CreditGrades model. My question is what values are the parameters going to take, in order to update the implied probability of ...
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Debt per share in CreditGrades model

In order to specify the debt per share in the CreditGrades model one has to specify the liabilities to be included from the firm's balance sheet. I do not have access to the technical document ...
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Altman Z-Scoring and unknown variables [closed]

Assume we have the known Altman Z-Scoring model $Z= 0.012X_1 + 0.014X_2 + 0.033X_3 + 0.006X_4 + 0.999X_5$ But the variables $X_i ,i=1,2,3,4,5$ are unknown. Is it statistically correct to make an ...
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How are Risk indices linked to Physical Trading returns?

Ref to my previous question here: Physical trading spot transaction analysis-Quantified I have been able to narrow down my aim to defining a physical trading strategy P&L. My question is, how ...
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credit risk - marginal default probability

I have been working on an assignment trying to calculate marginal/conditional probability of default. Using a logistic regression framework, I was able to compute the 12-month unconditional PD for ...
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How can I find what Loss Given Default to use

I want to come up with the appropriate loss given default for a commodity derivative in my CVA calculation. would anyone know where I can find this information?
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Implementing Pykthin Multi-factor adjustment

I've made a mistake in the implementation of Pykthin Multi-factor adjustment which I'm fairly certain comes from me not understanding the model completely. The model was developed to drastically ...
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Mark to Market of a CDS Contract and Risky Annuities

From JP Morgan's Trading Credit Curves 1 and we have that: The MTM of a CDS contract is (for a sell of protection) therefore: $$\text{MTM} = (S_{\text{Initial}}-S_{\text{Current}}).\text{...
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Heuristic (or algorithm) for calculating a risk premium, given a probability of default and a “minimum” profit margin (expressed as a yield)

Assuming that I have means of determining and calculating the following metrics: Risk (i.e. probability*) of a default to a particular borrower as P Profit margin of X% The profit margin is taken to ...
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Quantitative and regulatory aspects of portfolio integration in IRB credit portfolios

Say bank A buys a credit portfolio "B" (e.g. corporate loans or retail mortgage, ...) from bank B. Bank A fulfills the the requirements of CRR (capital requirement regulation) for its existing ...
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Merton model for Probability of Default - What liabilities?

In Merton structural model for credit risk (74), the company's Assets and Liabilities are used to imply the default probability of the firm. At the end, we don't need to know the assets value, and ...
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Why do supervisors deem qualified revolving retail less risky than other retail exposure

I would like to gain more understanding of the economic background of some Basel formulas. In the Basel guidelines in retail credit risk we have a risk weight function that depends on the correlation ...
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Modelling Specialised Lending deals

This question by itself is less a quant question but it has impact on the quantitative model to use. In 2006 CEBS gudilines we find a definition similar to this: Specialised Lending (SP) is a sub-...
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What is credit risk in a private equity portfolio?

If I am a private equity fund manager (e.g I have a portfolio consisting of direct private equity investments), what does credit risk mean in a practical sense for me? The usual issuer credit risk ...
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Simplifying an expectation function of default time and rates

I have the following expectation to calculate : $$ \mathbf{E}\left[ e^{\int_{t_0}^{\tau} r_s ds} \mathbf{1}_{\{\tau < T\}}\right] $$ More precisely, I want to show that : $$ \mathbf{E}\left[ e^{\...
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Adjusting consumer credit risk model using data from a different country?

I have downloaded the lending club and prosper peer to peer lending datasets. I intend to create a segmentation scorecard model based on the data and was wondering how I could scale the dollar values ...
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Choosing a proxy for asset credit event correlations

I'm interested in modeling the joint likelihood for rating changes and default events across a portfolio of bonds. To estimate the correlation between these assets, I can use a third-party factor ...
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Discount Curve Vs Forward Curve

This could be a trivial question, but would I like to clear the concepts. Our firm started sourcing the Murex Trades which has all the variety of Derivative products. I noticed that the Curve ...
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Asset Swap Spreads

This is John Hull's book Options, Futures and Other Derivatives 9th Page 549 The process of calculating the ...
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How to calculate credit spread from rating

I've been trying to calculate the credit spread of a financial institution with a Fitch rate of A. By using the transition matrix (https://www.fitchratings.com/web_content/nrsro/nav/NRSRO_Exhibit-1....
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CDS Vs Credit Risk premium over risk free

Credit default swap is the premium you pay to protect against a credit default from your borrower. Would it be equal to the credit premium over risk free i.e. bond yield - risk free of comparable ...
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Problem of PD estimation [closed]

Why is small number of defaults is a problem in case of PD estimation? What are the consequences? Can you recommend notes, books, etc about the topic?
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CDS systemic and idiosyncratic risks

It is well known that generally CDS spreads increase as credit-worthiness of a firm declines. Is it possible to separate the systemic/market risk from the idiosyncratic/specific firm's risk in a CDS ...
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What Is the correct discounting, risky or riskless?

Suppose I can sell a European put in two ways: 1) in a mark to market collateralized market with collateral rate equal to the riskless rate $r$; 2) in a noncollaterized market where I get the payment ...
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How to compute the CVA on a swap with SPV?

If we have a swap with a bank and Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), and the swap is un-collateralized , how do we estimate Credit Value Adjustment on the swap? I will be able to get the Expected ...
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Integrating Credit and Market VaR

For a portfolio of fixed income, is there a framework or model for providing a VaR-type estimate that takes into account not only market risk factors, but also the loss associated with the probability ...
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Possible problems in Credit Netting

What are some possible problems that can arise from having netting agreements ? is it around the weak modelling of some payoffs that can result in bad algebraic summation ie adding the +ves and -ves?
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What are the quantitative approaches to quantify credit risk for Private Equity and Real Estate?

What are some quantitative approaches to estimating credit risk for investments that aren't publicly traded, such as private equity and direct real estate? I'm particularly interested in estimating ...
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Interest Rate Swap Pre-Settlement Risk

I am kind of confused about how to approach the following question. Suppose I enter into a interest rate swap (IRS) with counter party C. Details are : Fixed rate rate receiver, floating rate payer :...
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CDO Implied correlation: what for?

Reading about CDOs and calibration to find the implied correlation, I came up with the following question. Suppose we are pricing a CDO over a pool of $N=125$ names, using the usual Gaussian copula ...
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Derivative and Credit Risk Modelling

I am looking at acquiring a system to help with multi-instrument modelling. Across the spectrum Equity/FI/Swap/Repo/CDS/FxSwap/Forward/Future/etc for vanilla and more complex derivatives. The modeling ...
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How cyclical should a rating system be and why?

I am reading about different approaches for building a rating system and came across the terms Through-the-Cycle (TTC) and Point-in-Time (PIT). They are both extreme cases of whether a rating system ...
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What's the difference between credit risk and counterparty credit risk?

As the title reads, what is the difference between credit risk and counterparty credit risk? What are the key differences?
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Is exposure at default the same thing as the limit amount on a loan?

In Credit Risk terminology, is the Exposure at Default(EAD) the same thing as the total Credit LIMIT amount on the Loan? Because if Bank gives a loan with a limit of 10,000$ and the borrower has a ...
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Why is the overnight index swaps considered risk-free?

What I have understood is that the overnight index swap is bootstrapped to discount rates/zero rates that in their turn are considered risk free. The reason being, that the reference rate of such swap ...
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For IFRS9, losses should be discounted with the EIR, why is that sensible?

Within the IFRS9 framework it is stated that one needs to determine the expected losses and discount these with the effective interest rate (EIR), i.e. the contractual rate at initiation. However, I ...
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Monte Carlo simulation implementation

This question relates to credit portfolio analysis. I was asked by my teacher the following question : Why would a bank use MC simulation in the implementation of the covariance model (a bottom-up ...
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How do I use machine learning to build a credit scoring model? [closed]

There are currently a lot of ways for credit scoring. The most popular one is the FICO score, and its variants. For my masters thesis, I would like to work on making my own credit scoring system using ...
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What is Treasury Credit Risk?

I know that there are Treasury Credit Teams in Banks, so I would like to know what Treasury Credit is? I would also like to know the difference between Treasury Credit Risk and Credit Risk?
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How do you quantify credit risk?

I am trying to figure out how to quantify the change in price on a bond for a change in credit risk. I'm not even sure how to quantify a change in credit risk, but I'm thinking possibly something ...
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How to calculate the CVA of a forward contract?

I am having trouble calculating the CVA of a forward contract. The question is presented below Question: There exists a long forwards position underlying on gold with 2 years remaining. The ...
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Data of Credit Migration Matrices

Please advise that how to get the data of credit migration matrices There is a paper of credit migration matrices, I would import the data to Matlab or R for credit analysis. https://www....