Credit Risk Modeling using Excel and VBA 2e
This book provides practitioners and students with an intuitive, hands-on introduction to modern credit risk modelling. Every chapter starts with an explanation of the methodology and then the authors take the reader step by step through the implementation of the methods in Excel and VBA. They focus specifically on risk management issues and cover default probability estimation (scoring, structural models, and transition matrices), correlation and portfolio analysis, validation, as well as credit default swaps and structured finance.
Contents (updates and changes in bold)
1. Estimating Credit Scores with Logit
Additional section on credit scoring in the mortgage market and its role in the development of the subprime crisis
2. The structural approach to Default Prediction and valuation
Additional section showing how to implement a widely used alternative modelling approach (CreditGrades). New case study on the evolution of a banks default risk before default (Lehman)
3. Transition Matrices
Explanation on the transition behaviour of structured finance ratings.
4. Prediction of Default and Transition Rates
Update of the prediction case study to include 2007-2009 and discussion of the performance of such prediction models during the subprime crisis.
5. Modeling and estimating Default correlations with the Asset Value Approach
Explanation of precision of the estimates.
6. Measuring Credit portfolio Risk with the Asset Value Approach
New section on how to deal with low precision in input parameters
7. Validation of Rating Systems
Updated with notes on the recent criticism of rating agencies
8. Validation of Credit Portfolio Models
9. Risk Neutral Default Probabilities and Credit default Swaps
More detailed explanation of CDS and the use of CDS in practice and valuation . Demonstration of hedging and trading strategies based on CDS and bond trading.
10. Risk Analysis of Structured Credit
Extend the chapter to include pricing of CDO's. Expansion of risk analysis through discussion of the ratings of structured finance securities and their role in the financial crisis and the precision and reliability of risk estimates. The analysis of First to Default swaps will be extended to typical Credit Linked Note products.
11. Basel II and Internal ratings
Inclusion of explanation of regulatory deficits revealed by the subprime crisis.