WIT Press


Global Sensitivity Analysis Of Credit Risk Portfolios

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CF040081

Volume

38

Pages

8

Published

2004

Size

334 kb

Author(s)

D. Baur, J. Cariboni & F. Campolongo

Abstract

This paper proposes the use of global sensitivity analysis to evaluate latent factor credit risk models. Our claim is that this type of sensitivity analysis is superior to a local approach in providing the risk modeler with a broader picture of the risk contributions of the key elements to a credit risk model. The main finding is that default probabilities and the correlation of the latent variables are considerably more important than the multivariate distribution and hence the copula of the latent variables. Keywords: credit risk model, latent factor model, uncertainty analysis, global sensitivity analysis. 1 Introduction Modelling credit risk portfolios is one of the most challenging tasks in finance of current days. In this work we model credit portfolio losses following a latent variable approach. In a latent variable credit risk model, def

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