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S. Asmussen, D. Madan, M. Pistorius, “Pricing Equity Default Swaps under an approximation to the CGMY Levy Model,” in the Cornell University Library, 2 February 2008.

S. Asmussen, D. Madan, M. Pistorius, “Pricing Equity Default Swaps under an approximation to the CGMY Levy Model,” in the Cornell University Library, 2 February 2008.

Abstract: The Wiener-Hopf factorization is obtained in closed form for a phase type approximation to the CGMY Levy process. This allows, for the approximation, exact computation of first passage times to barrier levels via La place transform inversion. Calibration of the CGMY model to market option prices defines the risk neutral process for which we infer the first passage times of stock prices to 30% of the price level at contract initiation. These distributions are then used in pricing 50% recovery rate equity default swap (EDS) contracts and the resulting prices are compared with the prices of credit default swaps (CDS). An illustrative analysis i spresented for these contracts on Ford and GM.