The Banker's Handbook on Credit Risk - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123736666, 9780080570051

The Banker's Handbook on Credit Risk

1st Edition

Implementing Basel II

Authors: Morton Glantz Johnathan Mun
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123736666
eBook ISBN: 9780080570051
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 23rd April 2008
Page Count: 432
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The Banker's Handbook on Credit Risk shows you how to comply with Basel II regulations on credit risk step by step, building on the basics in credit risk up to advanced credit risk methodologies. This advanced credit/risk management book takes a "new tools" approach to Basel II implementation. The hands-on applications covered in this book are vast, including areas of Basel II banking risk requirements (credit risk, credit spreads, default risk, value at risk, market risk, and so forth) and financial analysis (exotic options and valuation), to risk analysis (stochastic forecasting, risk-based Monte Carlo simulation, portfolio optimization) and real options analysis (strategic options and decision analysis). This book is targeted at banking practitioners and financial analysts who require the algorithms, examples, models, and insights in solving more advanced and even esoteric problems. The book comes complete with a DVD filled with sample modeling videos, case studies, and software applications to help the reader get started immediately. The various trial software applications included allows the reader to quickly access the approximately 670 modeling functions, 250 analytical model templates, and powerful risk-based simulation software to help in the understanding and learning of the concepts covered in the book, and also to use the embedded functions and algorithms in their own models. In addition, the reader can get started quickly in running risk-based Monte Carlo simulations, run advanced forecasting methods, and perform optimization on a myriad of situations, as well as structure and solve customized real options and financial options problems.

Key Features

  • Only book to show bankers step by step how to comply with Basel II regulations on credit risk
  • Over 150 hands-on software applications included on the DVD accompanying the book, including sample modeling videos
  • Provides all the latest quantitative tools


bankers; bank regulators; risk managers, traders, consultants, academics

Table of Contents

Contents Chapter 1 Basel II and Principles for the Management of Credit Risk Chapter 2 International Financial Reporting Standards and Basel II Chapter 3 Decomposing Cash Flow: A Bankers Primer Chapter 4 Step-By-Step in Getting Started with the Modeling Toolkit and Risk Simulator Software Applications Chapter 5 Analytical Forecasting and Cash Flow Projections Chapter 6 Using Risk Simulator Optimization and Valuation Software to Evaluate the Credit Risk of Corporate Restructuring Chapter 7 Analytical Techniques for Modeling Probability of Default, Loss Given Default, Economic Capital, Value at Risk, Portfolio Optimization, Hurdle Rates and Required Rates of Return Chapter 8 Portfolio Optimization Chapter 9 Loan Pricing and Pricing Model Construction Chapter 10 Bankers Primer on Shareholder Value Chapter 11 A Bankers Guide: Valuation Appraisal of Business Clients Chapter 12 Constructing Industry Specific Credit Rating Systems Chapter 13 Building Integrated Exposure Systems Chapter 14 Credit Risk Rating and Debt Analysis (Credit Premium and Debt Options) Chapter 15 Interest Rate Risk, Foreign Exchange Risk, Volatility Estimation, Risk Hedging, Yield Curve Forecasting, and Advanced Forecasting Techniques Chapter 16 Exotic Options and Credit Derivatives Appendix 1 Getting Started with Real Options SLS Software Application on Modeling Customizable Exotic and Real Options Appendix 2 Measuring Default Probability: A Practical Approach


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About the Author

Morton Glantz

Professor Morton Glantz serves as a financial consultant, educator, and adviser to a broad spectrum of professionals, including corporate financial executives, government ministers, privatization managers, investment and commercial bankers, public accounting firms, members of merger and acquisition teams, strategic planning executives, management consultants, attorneys, and representatives of foreign governments and international banks. Professor Morton Glantz is a principal of Real Consulting and Real Options Valuation, firms specializing in risk consulting, training, certification, and advanced analytical software in the areas of risk quantification, analysis, and management solutions.

As a JP Morgan Chase (heritage bank) senior banker, Professor Glantz built a progressive career path specializing in credit analysis and credit risk management, risk grading systems, valuation models, and professional training. He was instrumental in the reorganization and development of the credit analysis module of the Bank’s Management Training Program-Finance, which at the time was recognized as one of the foremost training programs in the banking industry.

Professor Glantz is on the (adjunct) finance faculty of the Fordham Graduate School of Business. He has appeared in the Harvard University International Directory of Business and Management Scholars and Research, and has earned Fordham University Deans Award for Faculty Excellence on three occasions. He is a Board Member of the International Standards Board, International Institute of Professional Education and Research (IIPER). The IIPER is a global institute with partners and offices around the world, including the United States, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Mexico, Portugal, Singapore, Nigeria, and Malaysia. Professor Glantz is widely published in financial journals and has authored 8 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer in Finance & Business Economics, Fordham Graduate School of Business, New York, NY, USA

Johnathan Mun

Dr. Johnathan C. Mun is the founder and CEO of Real Options Valuation, Inc., a consulting, training, and software development firm specializing in strategic real options, financial valuation, Monte Carlo simulation, stochastic forecasting, optimization, and risk analysis located in northern California. He is also the Chairman of the International Institute of Professional Education and Research (IIPER), an accredited global organization providing the Certified in Risk Management (CRM) designation among others, staffed by professors from named universities from around the world. He is also the creator of the Real Options Super Lattice Solver software, Risk Simulator software, and Employee Stock Options Valuation software at the firm, as well as the risk analysis Training DVD and he holds public seminars on risk analysis and Certified in Risk Management (CRM) programs. He has authored eight books including Modeling Risk: Applying Monte Carlo Simulation, Real Options, Optimization, and Forecasting, (Wiley 2006), Real Options Analysis: Tools and Techniques, First and Second Editions (Wiley 2003 and 2005), Real Options Analysis Course: Business Cases (Wiley 2003), Applied Risk Analysis: Moving Beyond Uncertainty (Wiley 2003), Valuing Employee Stock Options (Wiley 2004), and others. His books and software are being used at top universities around the world (including the Bern Institute in Germany, Chung-Ang University in South Korea, Georgetown University, ITESM in Mexico, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Naval Postgraduate School, New York University, Stockholm University in Sweden, University of the Andes in Chile, University of Chile, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, University of York in the United Kingdom, and Edinburgh University in Scotland, among others).

Affiliations and Expertise

Real Options Valuation, Inc.


The Banker’s Handbook on Credit Risk is an indispensable reference for bankers and others concerned with credit risk to understand how to fully and properly utilize models in the management of credit risk. The comprehensive combination of explanatory text and over 150 working models in the book and accompanying DVD make it a key reference book for bankers. Most importantly, use of this Handbook and its accompanying models will move us forward in achieving sorely needed improvement in the management and regulatory oversight of credit risk in the financial system.” George J. Vojta, Chairman and CEO, The Westchester Group, Champaign, Illinois, USA "What sets Dr. Johnathan Mun's work apart from other writers and practitioners of quantitative risk analysis, is its startling clarity and real practical application to both the real world of risk analysis, and the processes by which we must make decisions under uncertainty. At GECC, we use both Dr. Mun's Risk Simulator and his Real Options software. Every book he has ever written is lined up within easy reach on my office bookshelf. His latest book, written with Morton Glantz, a well-known scholar in International Banking and Risk Management, is another gem. Read The Banker's Handbook on Credit Risk to see what two of he most original thinkers in quantitative risk analysis in the world today have to say about credit risk." Brian Watt, CRM Chief Risk Officer, Chief Financial Officer, GECC - Certified in Risk Management "This is a hands-on book filled with practical applications that are academically sound, written by two practitioners who are also professors, bringing with them a wealth of experience on how to successfully put these theories into practice. The Banker's Handbook on Credit Risk will be an extremely valuable addition to any banker's knowledge base and analytical tool set." Richard Kish, Ph.D. - Professor of Finance and Chair Perella Department of Finance, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA