Bond Rating Using Support Vector Machine
This paper deals with the application of support vector machine (SVM) for bond rating. The three commonly used methods for solving multi-class classification problems in SVM, one-against-all, one-against-one, and directed acyclic graph SVM (DAGSVM) are used. The performance of SVM is compared with several benchmarks. One real U.S. bond data is collected using the Fixed Investment Securities database (FISD) and the Compustat database. The experiment shows that SVM significantly outperforms the benchmarks. Among the three SVM based methods, there is the best performance in DAGSVM. Furthermore, an analysis of features shows that the generalization performance of SVM can be further improved by performing feature selection.
Finance and Financial Management | Portfolio and Security Analysis
Intelligent Data Analysis
CAO, Lijuan; LIM, Kian Guan; and ZHANG, Jingqing.
Bond Rating Using Support Vector Machine. (2007). Intelligent Data Analysis. 10, (3), 285-296. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/lkcsb_research/2452