JFRM  Vol.4 No.2 , June 2015
The Effects of Credit Risk and Funding on the Pricing of Uncollateralized Derivative Contracts
Author(s) R. Abbate
Affiliation(s)
SunGard.
ABSTRACT
Banks are subject to higher capital charges for transactions that are uncollateralized and typically incorporate the cost of counterparty credit risk into the prices of derivative contracts quoted to commercial end-users. Many banks have adopted a framework under which they incorporate the cost of funding and liquidity into the risk-neutral price of uncollateralized derivative contracts. The Law of One Price no longer holds, as the inclusion of credit risk and funding results in different banks quoting inconsistent prices for the same transaction. The purpose of this paper is to outline and quantify the effects of counterparty credit risk, one’s own credit risk and funding costs on the pricing of uncollateralized financial derivative contracts. We examine Credit Valuation Adjustment (CVA), Debit Valuation Adjustment (DVA) and Funding Valuation Adjustment (FVA).

Cite this paper
Abbate, R. (2015) The Effects of Credit Risk and Funding on the Pricing of Uncollateralized Derivative Contracts. Journal of Financial Risk Management, 4, 57-71. doi: 10.4236/jfrm.2015.42006.
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