We devise a bottom-up dynamic model of portfolio credit risk where instantaneous contagion is represented by the possibility of simultaneous defaults. Due to a Markovian copula nature of the model, calibration of marginals and dependence parameters can be performed separately using a two-step procedure, much like in a standard static copula setup. In this sense this solves the bottom-up top-down puzzle which the CDO industry had been trying to do for a long time. This model can be used for any dynamic portfolio credit risk issue, such as dynamic hedging of CDOs by CDSs, or CVA computations on credit portfolios.
NATURVETENSKAP -- Matematik -- Beräkningsmatematik (hsv//swe)