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Description - Credit Derivatives by R. Bruyere

Over the past decade, credit derivatives have emerged as the key financial innovation in global capital markets. At end 2004, the market size hit $6.4 billion (in notional amounts) from virtually nothing in 1995. This rise has been spurred by the imperative for banks to better manage their risks, not least credit risks, and the appetite shown by institutional investors and hedge funds for innovative, high yielding structured investment products. As a result, growth in collateralized debt obligations and other second-generation products, such as credit indices, is currently phenomenal. It is enabled by the standardization and increased liquidity in credit default swaps - the building block of the credit derivatives market. Written by market practitioners and specialists, this book covers the fundamentals of the credit derivatives and structured credit market, including in-depth product descriptions, analysis of real transactions, market overview, pricing models, and banks business models. It is recommended reading for students in business schools and financial courses, academics, and professionals working in investment and asset management, banking, corporate treasury and the capital markets. Highlights include: written by market practitioners and specialists with first-hand experience in the credit derivatives and structured credit market; a clearly-written, pedagogical book with numerous illustrations; detailed review of real-case transactions; and a comprehensive historical perspective on market developments, including up-to-date analysis of the latest trends.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470018798
ISBN-10: 0470018798
Format: Hardback
(251mm x 181mm x mm)
Pages: 294
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - R. Bruyere

RICHARD BRUYERE, a partner of Finance Concepts (capital markets and risk management consulting), is a former credit derivatives professional with experience in marketing, trading and structuring credit derivatives with SG and Credit Suisse First Boston. He is the author of Produits drivs de crdit (Economical: 1998, 2004). RAMA CONT is a research scientist at Centre de Mathematiques Appliques, Ecole Polytechnique (France) and founding partner of Finance Concepts. He is the author of several research articles in quantitative finance and co-author of Financial modelling with jump processes (CRC Press, 2003) and Produits drivs de crdit (Economica: 2004). RGIS COPINOT is a Managing Director in Socite Gnrales Credit trading department specialist in non-investment grade credits. He has worked on derivatives products since 1992 in the London markets first in the field of Commodities Options (1992) later in Interest Rates Options (1994) and since 1998 in Credit Derivatives. Rgis Copinot is graduated from Ecole Centrale Paris. He is a co-author of Produits drivs de crdit (Economica: 2004). LOC FERY is managing director in the Capital Markets division of Calyon. He is in charge of the global Structured Credit & CDO product-line, which includes correlation trading, as well as Cash and Synthetic CDO structuring. Loc Fery is graduated from HEC (Paris). CHRISTOPHE JAECK joined Socit Gnrale credit derivatives department in 1998. In charge of structured operations on balance sheet management (synthetic CLOs) until 2001, he is now Head of synthetic CDOs activity development in Europe. Christophe Jaeck is a graduate from ENSAE. THOMAS SPITZ began his career in Socit Gnrale as a credit derivatives trader. He joined Crdit Agricole Indosuez in 2001 as Head of Credit derivatives trading both on Europe and the United States. Since 2004, in Calyon, he is the Head of Trading and Risk Management team for the Structured Credit, Deivatives & CDO Group. Thomas Spitz is a graduate from ENSAE.