Written by professionals for professionals, "Credit Derivative Strategies" is an in-depth, comprehensive guide to investing with credit derivatives. Emphasizing real-world applications, the contributors cover three broad topics:
Investment strategies currently used by insitutional investors and hedge funds, including ways to find opportunities in relative value, distressed debt, and synthetic collateralized debt obligations (CDOs).
Risk management strategies designed to construct and optimize portfolios containing complex risk derivatives, including up-to-date techniques for evaluating event risk.
Pricing and valuation of credit default swaps, CDOs, and other products, including variations of time-to-default copula models.
The contributing authors of this book are practicing professionals with experience in leadership positions at Merrill Lynch, TriPoint Asset Management, UBS, Salomon Smith Barney, Perry Capital, Nomura Securities International, Dalton Investments, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, Kenmar Global Investment Management, and Citigroup.
This book qualifies for 7.5 PDA credits under the guidelines of of the CFA Institute Professional Development Program.