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What is the typical work-flow and skills/techniques required for someone working on Structuring Products?

Are there any Portfolio Optimization techniques (Markowitz, Prospect Theory, etc...), valuations and derivatives hedging techniques? What is a typical workflow and what should one master?
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Implied number of defaults in an Index CDS

Is there a standard way to imply the number of index defaults from index CDS pricing? For example, for the iTraxx XOVER index is it possible to infer the expected number of defaults in the index for 1 ...
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Proper maturity in the Merton's model

I am working on a credit rating project using Merton's model. Basically it adopts Black-Scholes that equity value can be viewed as a call option with a strike price of face value of debts. Since the ...
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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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How are referenced asset gains routed in a credit derivative?

Lets assume for the sake of the example that we are talking about a Total Return Swap. The flow diagram is something like this. Lets assume the Payer in this instance is a Hedge Fund, and the ...
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CDS - Accumulated Default Risk?

Say I issue insurance contracts covering fire damage in personal households. Fires occur with a probability of $x$% in a household (and they obviously occur independently from one another). If the ...
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Any example code implementing the Shelton CDO 'Back To Normal' Paper?

I'm having a hard time getting my expected loss calculations to tie out with the standard recursion method when implementing the proxy distribution algorithm described by the Back To Normal CDO paper ...
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Correlation skew mapping

What methods can be used to map the correlation skew of a credit index on a bespoke CDO portfolio?