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

Jochen Andritzky and Manmohan Singh

No 05/125, IMF Working Papers from International Monetary Fund

Abstract: 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.

Keywords: Credit default swap contract; International finance; International financial markets; recovery value, cheapest-to-deliver bond, credit-default-swap contract, ISDA, bond, bonds, bond prices, present value, bond price, International Lending and Debt Problems, International Law, Litigation Process, (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 13
Date: 2005-06-01
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