Charles Smithson - Credit Portfolio Management

Charles Smithson – Credit Portfolio Management

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Price: £52.24
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (11 Mar 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0471324159
ISBN-13: 978-0471324157
Product Dimensions: 15.7 x 3 x 23.9 cm
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Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,810,888 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Market realities have forced many financial institutions (and will force many others in the future) to change the way they manage their portfolios of credit assets. Evidence of this change can be seen in the rapid growth of secondary loan trading, credit derivatives, and loan securitizations. Less obvious but far more important is the fact that these institutions, primarily banks, are abandoning the traditional “originate–and–hold” approach to credit, in favor of the “portfolio approach” of an investor.

In Credit Portfolio Management, Charles Smithson clearly defines the most pressing concerns within this evolving arena and provides solid guidance to overcome even the most daunting credit portfolio challenges. Divided into three sections (I) the credit portfolio management process, (II) tools to manage a portfolio of credit assets, and (III) capital attribution and allocation this comprehensive guide covers a wide range of issues that credit professionals, from relationship managers and credit analysts to portfolio managers and derivative dealers, must understand.

This book begins with an overview of the revolution in credit, demonstrating that measurement and management of capital is the key to effective portfolio management. It then provides you with an executive education on how the principles of Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT) can be applied to credit portfolios. You will also learn about the data requirements and sources for credit portfolio modeling, including the use of probability of default models like S&P’s CreditModel , Moody’s RiskCalc , and Moody’s KMV Credit Monitor®. Credit Portfolio Management quickly moves on to explain the three types of credit portfolio models currently in use: structural models such as the Moody’s KMV Portfolio Manager and the RiskMeterics Group’s Credit Manager®, macro–factor models, and actuarial models such as CSFB’s CreditRisk+ .

With a firm understanding of the credit portfolio management process in hand, you’ll be introduced to the tools needed to manage a portfolio of credit assets. Credit Portfolio Management offers in–depth insights and valuable advice on:

Loan sales and trading discussing the primary syndication market as well as the secondary loan market
Credit derivatives their market, how you can price and effectively utilize them, as well as how you can manage a portfolio of credit assets
Securitization a full explanation of the elements of collateralized debt obligations (CDOs), from applications to arbitrage

Market realities have changed the way credit portfolios must be managed. Filled with up–to–the–minute tools and techniques, illustrative charts and graphs, and recent industry studies and surveys, Credit Portfolio Management will help you keep pace with these changes.
From the Back Cover
Praise for Credit Portfolio Management

“This book takes a complex subject and makes it accessible and practical. The discussion of economic capital is particularly relevant to any firm that wants to enhance value for its stakeholders. This is important reading for students, regulators, CFOs, and risk managers.”
Charles A. Fishkin, Vice President Firm Wide Risk, Fidelity Investments, and Board of Directors of the International Association of Financial Engineers (IAFE)

“This book comprehensively captures the framework supporting the entrepreneurial and innovative behavior taking hold among banks as the measures, models, and implementation strategies surrounding the business of managing credit portfolios continues to evolve. Charles Smithson’s insightful analysis provides a strong foundation for those wanting to move up the learning curve quickly. A ‘must read’ for credit portfolio managers and those who aspire to be!”
Loretta M. Hennessey, Senior Vice President, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

“The path to effectively managing credit risk begins with reliable data on default probabilities and loss given default. Charles Smithson’s book is an excellent resource for information on sources of data for credit portfolio management, as well as a readable framework for understanding the entire credit portfolio management process.”
Stuart Braman, Managing Director, Standard & Poor’s

Numerous market factors have forced financial institutions to change the way they manage their portfolio of credit assets. Evidence of this change can be seen in the rapid growth of secondary loan trading, credit derivatives, and loan securitization. Less obvious but far more important is the fact that these institutions, primarily banks, are abandoning the traditional transaction–by–transaction “originate–and–hold” approach, in favor of the “efficient portfolio approach” of an investor.

In Credit Portfolio Management, bestselling author and credit expert Charles Smithson clearly defines the most pressing concerns within this evolving arena and provides solid guidance to overcome even the most daunting credit portfolio challenges. Divided into three equally informative sections . . .

I) The credit portfolio management process
II) Tools to manage a portfolio of credit assets
III) Capital attribution and allocation

. . . this comprehensive guide covers a wide range of issues that credit professionals from risk managers to derivative dealers and investors must understand.

Market realities have changed the way credit portfolios must be managed, and that means you have to change too or get left behind. Filled with up–to–the–minute tools and techniques, illustrative charts and graphs, and recent industry studies and surveys, Credit Portfolio Management will upgrade your skills and enhance your understanding of this unique financial field.
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