Overpricing in Emerging Market Credit-Default-Swap Contracts : Some Evidence from Recent Distress Cases

Author/Editor:

Jochen R. Andritzky ; Manmohan Singh

Publication Date:

June 1, 2005

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Since recent debt restructurings that constitute credit events have been more frequent than outright defaults, sovereign bond prices may not collapse during distress. In this case, the likely high recovery values after restructuring suggest that the cost of credit-default-swap (CDS) contracts to the buyer (as measured by CDS spreads) may be higher than warranted. We estimate the extent of such overpricing by using the cheapest-to-deliver (CTD) bond as a proxy for the recovery-value assumption.

Series:

Working Paper No. 05/125

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

June 1, 2005

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451861440/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2005125

Format:

Paper

Pages:

13

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