Strategic Conduct in Credit Derivative Markets
23 Pages Posted: 30 Jan 2013 Last revised: 10 Dec 2015
Date Written: March 18, 2013
This paper reviews recent research at the intersection of industrial organization and corporate finance on credit default swap (CDS) markets. These markets have been at the center of the financial crisis of 2007-09 and many aspects of their operation are not well understood. The paper covers topics such as counterparty risk in CDS markets, the "empty creditor" problem, "naked" CDS positions, super-senior status of credit (and other) derivatives in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and strategic behavior in CDS settlement auctions.
Keywords: Credit Default Swaps, Counterparty Risk, Naked CDS, Empty Creditors, CDS Auctions, Derivatives in Bankruptcy
JEL Classification: L00, L13, G00, G01, G33, G22
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