Credit Risk Management In and Out of the Financial Crisis: New Approaches to Value at Risk and Other Paradigms

Credit Risk Management In and Out of the Financial Crisis: New Approaches to Value at Risk and Other Paradigms

by Anthony Saunders, Linda Allen
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

The years preceding the 2007–2008 financial crisis were characterized by a dramatic increase in systemic risk to the financial system, caused in large part by a shift away from the traditional banking model. Rather than holding loans to maturity, banks moved to an underwriting model in which they originated loans and then quickly sold them, shifting risk to

See more details below

Overview

The years preceding the 2007–2008 financial crisis were characterized by a dramatic increase in systemic risk to the financial system, caused in large part by a shift away from the traditional banking model. Rather than holding loans to maturity, banks moved to an underwriting model in which they originated loans and then quickly sold them, shifting risk to other parties in the financial system. The result was a deterioration in credit quality at the same time as there was a dramatic increase in consumer and corporate leverage, which were not detected by regulators. The combination of the two permitted an undetected build-up of risk in the financial system that created the pre-conditions for the subsequent crisis. But adoption of early warning systems that accurately measure credit risk exposure might have alerted all parties in time for them to take action to manage their risk exposure. That is the role of the credit measurement models surveyed in this book.

In this newly updated Third Edition of Credit Risk Measurement In and Out of the Financial Crisis, Anthony Saunders and Linda Allen discuss all of the latest credit risk measurement and modeling techniques. Professors Saunders and Allen examine how these new models approach the evaluation of individual borrower and portfolio credit risk exposure, as well as the development of derivative contracts to manage credit risk exposure. Some of the alternative models they cover include: loans as options (the KMV and Moody's models), intensity-based models such as Kamakura's Risk Manager, the VaR approach (including CreditMetrics and other models), RAROC models, credit scoring systems, mortality rate systems, and others. In addition, the authors examine the BIS proposals for the New Basel Capital Accord, updated to 2006.

The art and science of credit risk measurement is the single most important topic in finance today. With its comprehensive coverage, summary, and comparison of new approaches, this reliable resource provides you with the best guidance available. Its clear explanations of often complex material will make Credit Risk Measurement In and Out of the Financial Crisis an indispensable resource for bankers, economists, regulators, academics, and students.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470478349
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/03/2010
Series:
Wiley Finance Series, #528
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.13(h) x 1.43(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >