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An Asset Protection Scheme for Banks Exposed to Troubled Loan Portfolios

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We examine a specific portfolio credit derivative, an Asset Protection Scheme (APS), and its applicability as a discretionary regulatory tool to reduce asymmetric information and help restore the capital base of troubled banks. The APS can be a fair-valued contract with an appropriate structure of incentives. We apply two alternative multivariate structural default risk models: the classical Gaussian Merton model and a model based on Normal Inverse Gaussian processes. Using a data set on annual farm level data from 1996 to 2009, we use the Danish agricultural sector as a case study and price an APS on an agricultural loan portfolio. We compute the economic capital for this loan portfolio with and without an APS. Moreover, we illustrate how model risk in the form of parameter uncertainty is reduced when an APS is attached to the loan portfolio.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Economics and Finance
Volume38
Issue4
Pages (from-to)568-588
Number of pages22
ISSN1055-0925
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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    Research areas

  • Asset protection scheme, Asymmetric information , Regulation, Credit risk, Portfolio credit derivative, Normal inverse Gaussian

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