Chapter 3. Pricing a CDS and the cash bond basis
To price and manage the risk of credit derivatives, a framework is needed for valuing credit risk to a single issuer and to many issuers. The growth of the credit derivatives market has created a need for more powerful models and for a better understanding of the empirical evidence needed to calibrate these models. This section presents an overview of modelling approaches from a practical perspective, in terms of models, implementation and calibration.
Single credit modelling
Credit modelling uses two main approaches: structural and reduced form. In the structural approach, the default is characterized as the consequence of some event such as a company’s asset value being insufficient ...