Credit Risk: Modeling, Valuation and Hedging
Mathematical finance and financial engineering have been rapidly expanding fields of science over the past three decades. The main reason behind this phenomenon has been the success of sophisticated quantitative methodolo gies in helping professionals manage financial risks. It is expected that the newly developed credit derivatives industry will also benefit from the use of advanced mathematics. This industry has grown around the need to handle credit risk, which is one of the fundamental factors of financial risk. In recent years, we have witnessed a tremendous acceleration in research efforts aimed at better comprehending, modeling and hedging this kind of risk. Although in the first chapter we provide a brief overview of issues related to credit risk, our goal was to introduce the basic concepts and related no tation, rather than to describe the financial and economical aspects of this important sector of financial market. The interested reader may consult, for instance, Francis et al. (1999) or Nelken (1999) for a much more exhaustive description of the credit derivatives industry.
1st book on the market presenting a comprehensive approach to the quantative risk modellingprovides a mathematical platform for all sorts of applications related to financial products whose value is partially or entirely derived from credit risk related events