A Short Introduction to Correlation Markets

Posted: 3 Jan 2009

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Pierre Collin-Dufresne

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne; Swiss Finance Institute; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: Winter 2009


This short note gives a short overview of correlation markets and was prepared for the “Roundtable Discussion on Default Risk Correlation Models” given at the inaugural SoFiE-Conference in June 2008.

Keywords: CDO, copula, correlation, credit derivatives, implied correlation, synthetic CDO, tranches

Suggested Citation

Collin-Dufresne, Pierre, A Short Introduction to Correlation Markets (Winter 2009). Journal of Financial Econometrics, Vol. 7, Issue 1, pp. 12-29, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1320570 or http://dx.doi.org/nbn019

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