Restructuring Counterparty Credit Risk

40 Pages Posted: 21 Jun 2016

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Claudio Albanese

Global Valuation; CASS School of Business

Damiano Brigo

Imperial College London - Department of Mathematics

Frank Oertel

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

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Date Written: 2013


We introduce an innovative theoretical framework for the valuation and replication of derivative transactions between defaultable entities based on the principle of arbitrage freedom. Our framework extends the traditional formulations based on credit and debit valuation adjustments (CVA and DVA). Depending on how the default contingency is accounted for, we list a total of ten different structuring styles. These include bi-partite structures between a bank and a counterparty, tri-partite structures with one margin lender in addition, quadripartite structures with two margin lenders and, most importantly, configurations where all derivative transactions are cleared through a central counterparty (CCP). We compare the various structuring styles under a number of criteria including consistency from an accounting standpoint, counterparty risk hedgeability, numerical complexity, transaction portability upon default, induced behaviour and macro-economic impact of the implied wealth allocation.

Keywords: counterparty credit risk, CVA, DVA, margin lending, securitisation, Basel III, CCP, clearing, collateral, OTC

JEL Classification: C51, C54, C63, E51, G01, G32, G33

Suggested Citation

Albanese, Claudio and Brigo, Damiano and Oertel, Frank, Restructuring Counterparty Credit Risk (2013). Bundesbank Discussion Paper No. 14/2013. Available at SSRN:

Claudio Albanese (Contact Author)

Global Valuation ( email )

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CASS School of Business ( email )

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Damiano Brigo

Imperial College London - Department of Mathematics ( email )

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Frank Oertel

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) ( email )

United Kingdom


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