This book, unique in its composition, reviews the academic empirical literature on how CDSs actually work in practice, including during distressed times of market crises. It also discusses the mechanics of single-name and index CDSs, the theoretical costs and benefits of CDSs, as well as comprehensively summarizes the empirical evidence on important aspects of these instruments of risk transfer. Full-time academics, researchers at financial institutions, and students will benefit from the dispassionate and comprehensive summary of the academic literature; they can read this book instead of identifying, collecting, and reading the hundreds of academic articles on the important subject of credit risk transfer using derivatives and benefit from the synthesis of the literature provided.
Biografie (Christopher L. Culp)
CHRISTOPHER L. CULP, PhD, is an Adjunct Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business, a Principal at CP Risk Management LLC and Chicago Partners LLC, and a Senior Fellow in Financial Regulation at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. He is the author of three other books, Risk Transfer, The ART of Risk Management, and The Risk Management Process, all published by Wiley, and co-editor (with Merton H. Miller) of Corporate Hedging in Theory and Practice from Risk Publications. He holds a BA in economics from The Johns Hopkins University and a PhD in finance from the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business.