1.Fernando Baltra Company wished to issue zero coupon straight debt with approximately a 15year maturity. The company is rated single A by both Moody’s and S&P. How would you estimate the approximate yield if the October 1999 yield curve in Fig.1 and the spreads in Fig.2 prevailed? What is the approximate yield the company would pay?

2) Consider a 1year risky zero coupon bond issued by company A. Suppose that the proba bility of default (risk neutral) of A in 1year is 0.5% and the recovery rate of the bond is 40%. Given riskless 1year interest rate being 3% (continuously compounding), calculate the 1year credit spread for company A.

3) Consider a 3month European put option with a strike price of $100 on an underlying asset which has a current price of $90 and annualized volatility of 20%. The market interest rate is assumed to have a flat term structure so that the interest rate is a fixed quantity of 8%.
(a) Determine the option value by Black Scholes formula.
(b) What is the meaning of deltanormal approach to VAR for measuring risks of deriva tives positions?
(c) What is the 99% daily deltanormal VaR in return of issuing this option? (Hint:z0.01=2.33)
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Part B: Homework Assignment (Please submit on or before the due date)1. Fernando Baltra Company wished to issue zero coupon straight debt with approximatelya 15year maturity. The company is rated single A by both Moody’s and S&P. Howwould you estimate the approximate yield if the October 1999 yield curve in Fig.1 andthe spreads in Fig.2 prevailed? What is the approximate yield the company would pay?2. Consider a 1year risky zero coupon bond issued by company A. Suppose that the probability of default (risk neutral) of A in 1year is 0.5% and the recovery rate of the bond is40%. Given riskless 1year interest rate being 3% (continuously compounding), calculatethe 1year credit spread for company A.3. Consider a 3month European put option with a strike price of $100 on an underlyingasset which has a current price of $90 and annualized volatility of 20%. The marketinterest rate is assumed to have a ?at term structure so that the interest rate is a ?xedquantity of 8%.(a) Determine the option value by Black Scholes formula.(b) WhatisthemeaningofdeltanormalapproachtoVARformeasuringrisksofderivatives positions?(c) What is the 99% daily deltanormal VaR in return of issuing this option? (Hint:z =