Credit Valuation Adjustment

USD $195


Learning Objectives:

  • Examine how CVA emerged as a requirement in risk measurement and valuation.
  • Calculate exposure based on the nomenclature of derivative counterparty credit risk for risk management and regulatory reporting (Excel).
  • Simulate interest rate risk factors and derivative counterparty credit risk exposure using a monte-carlo simulation method (Excel).
  • Measure net CVA as a function of CVA and DVA for a hypothetical portfolio of 2 interest rate swaps, taking into considerations the effects of netting and collateral agreements (Excel).
  • Examine the components of CVA and DVA such as probability of default (PD), loss given default (LGD), and credit spreads, and how these components may be derived from market and internal analysis.
  • Explore the concept of wrong way risk and its impact on exposure and CVA measurement.


45 minutes


Target audience

  • Staff and management in Risk, Finance, Operations, Audit, Risk IT, and Front Office, in financial organizations globally.
  • College and University students who aspire to become risk management professionals.

Recommended Course Prerequisites:

How long do I have to complete this course?

You will have access to course content for 270 days from enrollment date and can choose to complete the course at any time during this period.


Audio-Visual Content and Course Duration:

  • The time that it takes to complete the course will be determined by your desired pace. It’s estimated that you will spend up to 2 hours to complete the course.
  • The total viewing time of lesson presentations is 1-1.5 hours;  individual lesson topics are between 5-15 minutes each, presented as audio-visual content.
  • The time needed to complete each exercise presented is between 10-20 minutes, based on your level of engagement.
  • The exam is allocated 1 hour.

Downloadable Content:

  • The exercises presented in lessons are provided in a downloadable Excel spreadsheet. This will enable you to practice the exercises, side-by-side with the lesson presentations.
  • A downloadable PDF is provided as a text version of the lessons presentations. This can be used as reference and to make notes, as you go through the presentations.

Exam and Certificate:

  • The course exam is comprised of questions in the form of true/false, multiple choice, sorting choice, and fill in the blank.
  • A personalized course certificate will be issued to you with a minimum score of 50%.
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