Pricing and Mitigation of Counterparty Credit Exposures
January 31, 2013
Handbook of Systemic Risk, edited by J.-P. Fouque and J.Langsam. Cambridge University Press, 2012
We analyze the market price of counterparty risk and develop an arbitrage-free pricing valuation framework, inclusive of collateral mitigation. We show that the adjustment is given by the sum of option payoff terms, depending on the netted exposure, i.e. the difference between the on-default exposure and the pre-default collateral account. We specialize our analysis to Interest Rates Swaps (IRS) and Credit Default Swaps (CDS) as underlying portfolio, and perform a numerical study to illustrate the impact of default correlation, collateral margining frequency, and collateral re-hypothecation on the resulting adjustment. We also discuss problems of current research interest in the counterparty risk community.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 21
Keywords: counterparty risk, systemic risk, default contagion, credit valuation adjustment
JEL Classification: C15, C63, C65, G12, G13
Date posted: February 12, 2013
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