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Credit Risk: From Transaction to Portfolio Management - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750656672, 9780080472416

Credit Risk: From Transaction to Portfolio Management

1st Edition

Author: Andrew Kimber
eBook ISBN: 9780080472416
Hardcover ISBN: 9780750656672
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 17th November 2003
Page Count: 272
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Table of Contents

Fixed Income Credit: The credit product; Government bonds and credit; Benchmarks for credit; Corporate bonds; Floating rate notes; Credit related instruments; Asset backed securities; International bonds; Commercial paper; High yield bonds; Credit risk; Risk management of fixed income portfolios; Credit Metrics; Credit Indices; Optimisers; KMV model; Rating agencies; The Loan Portfolio: What is loan portfolio management?; The loan market; Definitions; Relative value analysis; Term sheet of a loan; The syndication process; Pricing within a commercial bank; Loan ratings; Risk management; Approaches to management; Economic vs. regulatory capital; CaR; Loan case studies; Concentration management; Hedging techniques; Central themes; Credit Derivatives Introduction; Why use credit derivatives?; Definition of a credit event; Credit default swap; Total Return swap; Securitisation overview; Dynamic credit swaps; Credit options; Credit linked note; First to default; The default swap basis; Pricing; Source of pricing; Pricing Examples; Regulatory environment; Terminology; Securitisation: Asset backed securities; Mortgage backed securities; Auto and loan back securities; Collateral analysis; Analysis of securities; The importance of credit derivatives; CDOs; CDO asset types; Credit enhanncement; Detailed evaluation of asset backing and enhancement; Investor analysis; The Credit Risk of Interest Rate Products: Introduction; Exposures; FRN analysis; Swap; The Fundamentals of Credit: The standalone loan; Standard measures; A portfolio as a set of standalones; Introducing correlation; Other approaches to default; Copulas; Moody's diversity score; KMV's risk calculation.


Credit Risk: from transaction to portfolio management provides high level, focused analysis of the nature of credit risk in investment bank portfolio management. Written by experienced international practitioners, it offers in-depth information and advice that will help all those charged with managing credit risk at the sharp end.

Credit Risk Management strives to protect the capital and reputation of the bank while preserving its franchise and optimising long-term profitability. These goals are achieved by:

  • Recommending suitable credit policies and guidelines
  • Performing due diligence on the banks' customers
  • Incorporating both quanitative and qualitative analysis to balance risk and return
  • Providing creative advice to facilitate client transactions
  • Coordinating legal and operational issues
  • Embracing technological change to enhance bank effectiveness

Credit Risk provides financial institutions and their staff with everything they need to know about how to control and manage credit risk. It gives sound analysis of trading strategies and complex derivative product, offers an understanding of settlement procedures and legal issues, and shows how to accurately quantify and measure related risks.

Key Features

  • Written by professionals for professionals - authors are from two of the world's largest international investment banksIn-depth, focused informationHigh level, comprehensive analysis of the subject


Credit Analysts, Credit Risk Measurement Specialists, Credit Portfolio Managers, Investment Fund Managers, Equity and Fixed Income Traders, Investment Bankers


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17th November 2003
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About the Author

Andrew Kimber

Affiliations and Expertise

Vice President and Head of Portfolio Risk, Pioneer Investments