Previous editions have consisted of a number of chapters written by the author and a collection of papers from leading market practitioners. This edition departs from the previous format -- all chapters have been written by the author, Satyajit Das.
Key areas of new and enhanced coverage include:
- Inclusion of latest developments in documentation (the 2003 Credit Derivative Definitions and market developments such as Master Confirmations).
- Description of developments in structured credit products, including portfolio products, up-front credit default swaps, quanto credit default swaps, credit swaptions, zero recovery credit default swaps, first-to-default swaps/ Nth ?to-default swaps, and many more.
- Increased coverage of credit linked notes including repackaging structures.
- Detailed discussion of the collateralized debt obligations (?CDO?) market, including CDO structures, pricing and valuation, rating methodology, CDO variations, single tranche CDOs, hedging of CDO tranches, behavior of CDO tranche (equity, mezzanine, senior and super senior) investments.
- Increased coverage of pricing of credit default swaps (including models and valuation approaches) and discussion of cash-synthetic basis and its causes and behavior.
- Coverage of E2C (equity to credit) hedging.
- Detailed examples of applications of credit derivatives by different market participants.
- Discussion of trading in credit derivatives including more complex trading strategies such as basis trading and capital structure arbitrage trades.
- Updated coverage of regulatory framework for credit derivatives.
- Updated discussion of market structures, developments and prospects.
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Credit Derivative Products
Structured Credit Products
3 Credit Linked Notes
Collateralised Debt Obligations
Credit Derivatives Pricing and Valuation
Credit Modelling/Credit Portfolio Management
Credit Derivative Applications
Credit Derivative Markets