Mathematical Finance and Probability Seminars (Since covid these events are taking place online.)

Pricing Debt in Interbank Networks with Comonotonic Endowments

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 11:50am - 12:55pm

Zachuary Feinstein - Washington University

In this talk we present formulas for the pricing of debt and equity of firms in a financial network under comonotonic endowments. We demonstrate that the comonotonic setting provides a lower bound to the price of debt under EisenbergNoe financial networks with consistent marginal endowments. Such financial networks encode the interconnection of firms through debt claims. The proposed pricing formulas consider the realized, endogenous, recovery rate on debt claims. Special consideration will be given to the setting in which firms only invest in a risk-free bond and a common risky asset following a geometric Brownian motion.  This is joint work with Tathagata Banerjee (Washington University in St. Louis).
Location   Hill 705