KTH Matematik  

Matematisk Statistik

Tid: 10 januari 2013 kl 14.15-15.00.

Seminarierummet 3721, Institutionen för matematik, KTH, Lindstedts väg 25, plan 7. Karta!

Föredragshållare: Björn Torell

Titel: Name concentration risk and Pillar 2 compliance - the granularity adjustment (Examensarbete - Master thesis)

Abstract A credit portfolio where each obligor contributes infinitesimally to the risk is said to be infinitely granular. The risk related to the fact that no real credit portfolio is infinitely granular, is called name concentration risk. Under Basel II, banks are required to hold a capital buffer for credit risk in order to sustain the probability of default on an acceptable level. Credit risk capital charges computed under pillar 1 of Basel II have been calibrated for a specific level of name concentration. If a bank deviates from this benchmark it is expected to address this under pillar 2, which may involve increased capital charges. Here, we look at some of the difficulties that a bank may encounter when computing a name concentration risk add-on under pillar 2. In particular, we study the granularity adjustment for the Vasicek and CreditRisk+ models. An advantage of this approach is that no vendor software products are necessary. We also address the questions of when the granularity adjustment is a coherent risk measure and how to allocate the add-on to exposures in order to optimize the credit portfolio. Finally, the discussed models are applied to real data.

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