New credit analysis tools and portfolio credit risk models have been developed by industry leaders. Computing power and analytical sophistication have increased, allowing for more timely and accurate quantification and management of exposures.

Introduction to collateralized debt obligations (CDOs)

Sarah R. 2018-05-08 21:03:54 Collateralized debt obligation, prioritization scheme, lower-subordinated notes, asset manager, debt instrument, default risk

A collateralized debt obligations CDO is an asset-backed security whose underlying collateral is typically a portfolio of bonds (corporate or sovereign) or bank loans.

Basic elements of credit default SWAPS

Jacob C. 2018-05-08 19:51:14 Swap, credit default swap, credit derivative, swap premium, collateralized debt

A credit default swap is probably the simplest form of credit risk transference among all credit derivatives.

Basics of credit ratings

Jimmy M. 2018-05-08 14:01:45 Credit rating, credit analyst, credit assessment, corporate bonds, bankruptcy proceedings

The prospectus or offer document for an issue provides investors with information about the issuer so that credit analysis can be performed on the issuer before the bonds are placed.

What are credit derivatives?

Allison C. 2018-05-08 14:01:45 Derivatives, credit derivatives, financial instruments, credit risk, credit hybrid products

Derivatives are financial instruments designed to efficiently transfer some form of risk between two or more parties.