Managing Credit Risk: The Great Challenge for Global Financial Markets / Edition 2

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Managing Credit Risk, Second Edition opens with a detailed discussion of today’s global credit markets—touching on everything from the emergence of hedge funds as major players to the growing influence of rating agencies. After gaining a firm understanding of these issues, you’ll be introduced to some of the most effective credit risk management tools, techniques, and vehicles currently available. If you need to keep up with the constant changes in the world of credit risk management, this book will show you how.

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Editorial Reviews

Martin S. Fridson
Managing Credit Risk is an outstanding intellectual achievement. The authors have provided investors a comprehensive view of the state of credit analysis at the end of the millennium.
Thomas C. Wilson
Against a backdrop of radical industry evolution, the authors of Managing Credit Risk: The Next Great Financial Challenge provide a concise and practical overview of these dramatic market and technical developments in a book which is destined to become a standard reference in the field.
B.J. Ranson
This book provides a comprehensive review of credit risk management that should be compulsory reading for not only those who are responsible for such risk but also for financial analysts and investors. An important addition to a significant but neglected subject.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470118726
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/16/2008
  • Series: Wiley Finance Series , #401
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 628
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Meet the Author

John B. Caouette is the former vice chairman of MBIA Insurance Corporation and is currently Chairman of Channel Capital Group, a European-based credit derivative products company.

Edward I. Altman, PhD, MBA, is the Max L. Heine Professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business, New York University. Previously, he chaired the Stern School's MBA Program for twelve years. He has been acclaimed as the world's leading academic on credit risk and distressed and high-yield debt for most of his forty-year career.

Paul Narayanan is Director of Credit Portfolio Analytics at American International Group, Inc. He has been involved with credit risk management for more than two decades and in the development and deployment of analytical solutions for credit issues.

Robert W. J. Nimmo is the former group risk director of Barclays PLC, where he was responsible for all the risk management activities of the group covering credit, market, operational risk, and compliance. He was also the chief risk officer for Wachovia Corporation (2000–2001) and for Westpac Banking Corporation (1993–2000).

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Table of Contents

About the Authors.


Chapter 1. Credit Risk: The Great Challenge For The Global Economy.

Chapter 2. Credit Culture.

Chapter 3. Classic Industry Players: Banks, Savings Institutions, Insurance: Companies, Finance Companies, and Special Purpose Entities.

Chapter 4. The Portfolio Managers: Investment Managers, Mutual Funds, Pension Funds, and Hedge Funds.

Chapter 5. Structural Hubs Clearinghouses, Derivative Product Companies, and Exchanges.

Chapter 6. The Rating Agencies.

Chapter 7. Classic Credit Analysis.

Chapter 8. Asset-Based Lending and Lease Finance.

Chapter 9. Introduction to Credit Risk Models.

Chapter 10. Credit Risk Models Based upon Accounting Data and Market Values.

Chapter 11. Corporate Credit Risk Models Based on Stock Price.

Chapter 12. Consumer Finance Models.

Chapter 13. Credit Models for Small Business, Real Estate, and Financial Institutions.

Chapter 14. Testing and Implementation of Credit Risk Models.

Chapter 15. About Corporate Default Rates.

Chapter 16. Default Recovery Rates and LGD in Credit Risk Modeling and Practice.

Chapter 17. Credit Risk Migration.

Chapter 18. Introduction to Portfolio Approaches.

Chapter 19. Economic Capital and Capital Allocation.

Chapter 20. Application of Portfolio Approaches.

Chapter 21. Credit Derivatives.

Chapter 22. Counterparty Risk.

Chapter 23. Country Risk Models.

Chapter 24. Structured Finance.

Chapter 25. New Markets, New Players, New Ways to Play.

Chapter 26. Market Chaos and a Reversion to the Mean: The Rediscovery of Culture as a Critical Risk Management Tool.




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