Counterparty Risk FAQ: Credit VaR, PFE, CVA, DVA, Closeout, Netting, Collateral, Re-Hypothecation, WWR, Basel, Funding, CCDS and Margin Lending

57 Pages Posted: 5 Nov 2011 Last revised: 18 Jun 2012

Damiano Brigo

Imperial College London - Department of Mathematics

Date Written: June 17, 2012

Abstract

We present a dialogue on Counterparty Credit Risk touching on Credit Value at Risk (Credit VaR), Potential Future Exposure (PFE), Expected Exposure (EE), Expected Positive Exposure (EPE), Credit Valuation Adjustment (CVA), Debit Valuation Adjustment (DVA), DVA Hedging, Closeout conventions, Netting clauses, Collateral modeling, Gap Risk, Re-hypothecation, Wrong Way Risk, Basel III, inclusion of Funding costs, First to Default risk, Contingent Credit Default Swaps (CCDS) and CVA restructuring possibilities through margin lending. The dialogue is in the form of a Q&A between a CVA expert and a newly hired colleague.

Keywords: Counterparty Risk, Credit Risk, Credit VaR, Exposure, Credit Valuation Adjustment, Debit Valuation Adjustment, Closeout, Netting, Collateral, Re-hypothecation, Wrong Way Risk, Base lII, Funding Costs, CCDS, Margin Lending

JEL Classification: G13, G33, H63

Suggested Citation

Brigo, Damiano, Counterparty Risk FAQ: Credit VaR, PFE, CVA, DVA, Closeout, Netting, Collateral, Re-Hypothecation, WWR, Basel, Funding, CCDS and Margin Lending (June 17, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1955204 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1955204

Damiano Brigo (Contact Author)

Imperial College London - Department of Mathematics ( email )

South Kensington Campus
London SW7 2AZ, SW7 2AZ
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/damiano.brigo

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