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Sylvain Bouteillé is Head Key Account Management and a member of the management team of the North American division of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions. In 1996, he joined Swiss Re in Zurich, Switzerland, in the newly created credit risk management division. In 1998, Bouteillé moved to New York where, as U.S. Head of Credit Risk Management, he was responsible for credit risk aspects of all insurance and capital markets transactions. In 2003, he became U.S. Head of Structured Credit Underwriting, where he originated and structured credit derivatives and financial guaranty reinsurance transactions. Since 2008, Bouteillé has been working with risk managers of Fortune 500 companies to develop traditional and non-standard insurance solutions. Bouteillé holds an MS in civil engineering from ENTPE (France) and an MBA from INSEAD (France).
Diane Coogan-Pushner is Distinguished Lecturer and Director of the Graduate Program in Risk Management at Queens College, City University of New York. She began her career in financial services at the World Bank and held increasingly senior positions in finance and strategy at AT&T and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Coogan-Pushner moved to Swiss Re, and as Managing Director, originated and structured reinsurance transactions and other risk transfer solutions for insurance clients. Other credits include roles as a portfolio manager for a hedge fund and for a private equity fund both dedicated to financial services. She has served as a director for an insurer and as a member of S&P's Insurance Ratings Advisory Council, and consults to financial institutions in their asset management strategy. She received her PhD in economics from Boston University in 1992 and is a CFA charterholder.
Part I: Origination
Chapter 1: Fundamentals of Credit Risk
What is Credit Risk?
Types of Transactions that Create Credit Risk
Who is Exposed to Credit Risk?
Why Manage Credit Risk?
Chapter 2: Governance
Chapter 3: Checklist for Origination
Does the Transaction Fit Into My Strategy?
Does the Risk Fit into My Existing Portfolio?
Do I Understand the Credit Risk?
Does the Seller Keep an Interest in the Deal?
Are the Proper Mitigants in Place?
Is the Legal Documentation Satisfactory?
Is the Deal Priced Adequately?
Do I Have the Skills to Monitor the Exposure?
Is There an Exit Strategy?
Part II: Credit Assessment
Chapter 4: Measurement of Credit Risk
The Recovery Rate
Direct vs. Contingent Exposure
The Expected Loss
Chapter 5: Dynamic Credit Exposure
Long-Term Supply Agreements
The Economic Value of a Contract
Chapter 6: Fundamental Credit Analysis
A Typical Credit Report
Agency Conflict, Incentives, and Merton’s View of Default Risk
Chapter 7: Alternative Estimations of Credit Quality
The Evolution of an Indicator: Moody’s Analytics EDF™
Credit Default Swap Prices
Chapter 8: Securitization
Asset Securitization Overview
Main Families of ABS
Securitization for Risk Transfer
Credit Risk Assessment of ABS
Part III: Portfolio Management
Chapter 9: Credit Portfolio Management
Organizational Set-Up and Staffing
Chapter 10: Economic Capital and Credit Value at Risk (CVaR)
Capital: Economic, Regulatory, Shareholder
Defining Losses: Default vs. Mark-to-Market
Credit Value at Risk or CVaR
Creating the Loss Distribution
Active Portfolio Management and CVaR
Chapter 11: Regulation
Doing Business with a Regulated Entity
Doing Business as a Regulated Entity
How Regulation Matters: Key Regulation Directives
Chapter 12: Accounting Implications of Credit Risk
Loan Loss Accounting
Regulatory Requirements for Loan Loss Reserves
Impairment of Debt Securities
Derecognition of Assets
Consolidation of VIEs
Accounting for Netting
Credit Valuation Adjustments, Debit Valuation Adjustments and Own Credit Risk Adjustment
Part IV: Mitigation and Distribution
Chapter 13: Mitigating Derivative Counterparty Credit Risk
Measurement of Counterparty Credit Risk
Mitigation of Counterparty Credit Risk through Collateralization
Dealers vs. End-Users
Bilateral Transactions vs. Central Counterparty Clearing
Chapter 14: Structural Mitigation
Transactions with Corporates
Transactions with Special Purpose Vehicles
Chapter 15: Credit Insurance, Surety Bonds and Letters of Credit
Letters of Credit or LoCs
The Providers’ Point of View
Chapter 16: Credit Derivatives
The Settlement Process
Valuation and Accounting Treatment
Uses of CDS
CDS for Credit and Price Discovery
CDS and insurance
LCDS, Indexes, MCDS and ABSCDS
Chapter 17: Collateral Debt Obligations or CDOs
What are CDOs?
Collateralized Loan Obligations or CLOs
Balance Sheet CLOs
Credit Analysis of CDOs
Chapter 18: Bankruptcy
What is Bankruptcy?
Patterns of Bankrupt Companies
Examples of Bankruptcies
About the Authors