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CDS

In a credit default swap, or CDS, one party (the protection buyer) agrees to pay another party (the protection seller) periodic fixed payments in exchange for receiving credit event protection, or a payment, should a third party (the reference entity) or its obligations suffer one or more pre-agreed adverse credit events over a pre-agreed time period. In addition, it is possible to trade CDS swaptions or options, which give the buyer the right to sell protection – or conversely the seller to buy protection – via a CDS on, or before, a pre-agreed date at a pre-agreed price.


  • BTL securitisation planned

    Sector developments and company hires

    Europe Accunia has promoted Mads Romild as head of Accunia’s CLO platform. Romild will c...

    Market moves    6 December 2018
  • Sears CDS 'torpedo' attempt

    Credit event manipulation casts new shadow on instrument

    After filing for bankruptcy earlier this year, Sears is now at the centre of a high-profile saga in...

    News Analysis    6 December 2018
  • TRAFIN relaunched

    Deutsche Bank replaces trade finance CRT

    Deutsche Bank has refinanced its TRAFIN 2015-1 deal with the issuance of a new trade finance capital...

    News Analysis    5 December 2018
  • Colonnade issuance continues

    Barclays completes corporate capital relief trade

    Barclays has completed Colonnade Global 2018-2, a US$110m financial guarantee that references a US$1...

    News    5 December 2018
  • Tighter pricing

    Latest Elvetia trade completed

    Credit Suisse has completed a Swiss corporate and SME significant risk transfer trade from its Elvet...

    News    30 November 2018
  • Tough approach

    PRA guidance puts UK CRT issuers at a disadvantage

    The UK PRA’s latest significant risk transfer guidance is putting UK capital relief trade...

    News Analysis    30 November 2018
  • Risk transfer round-up - 23 November

    CRT sector developments and deal news

    Credit Suisse is believed to be pricing a risk transfer transaction from its Elvetia programme on Mo...

    News    23 November 2018
  • CRT tranche downgraded

    Sector developments and company hires

    Acquisitions Spruce Finance has been acquired by HPS Investment Partners. Spruce will be headquart...

    Market moves    21 November 2018
  • Fixed income head hired

    Company hires and sector developments in structured finance

    Newmark Group has established an operating committee consisting of key senior managers following the...

    Market moves    19 November 2018
  • SCI Start the Week - 19 November

    A review of securitisation activity over the past seven days

    Market commentary Pepper Group is prepping an Australian RMBS that is expected to include a short U...

    News    19 November 2018
  • Risk transfer round-up - 16 November

    Capital relief trade sector developments and deal news

    Deutsche Bank is rumoured to be executing a bilateral trade finance capital relief trade from its TR...

    News    16 November 2018
  • Dual speed

    Standard Chartered follows with tranche carve-up

    Standard Chartered has completed a US$297.5m financial guarantee that references a US$3.5bn trade fi...

    News Analysis    14 November 2018
  • Tranche tinkering

    US RMBS market update

    Freddie Mac has restructured some of the mezzanine tranches in its most recent credit risk transfer...

    Market Reports    14 November 2018
  • Stress test

    IFRS 9 impact limited

    The EBA’s recent stress tests point to a limited capital impact from the implementation of...

    News Analysis    9 November 2018
  • Leveraged loan CRT prepped

    Risk transfer sector developments and deal news

    Deutsche Bank is believed to be readying a leveraged loan capital relief trade for 4Q18. According t...

    News    9 November 2018
  • Risk transfer round-up - 2 November

    CRT sector developments and deal news

    Santander is believed to be readying two consumer capital relief trades and a corporate deal to prin...

    News    2 November 2018
  • Market moves update

    Company hires and sector developments in structured finance

    Acquisitions Lennar Corporation has agreed to sell its Rialto Investment and Asset Management busi...

    Market moves    31 October 2018
  • Mixed outlook

    Risk transfer diversity set to increase

    The outlook for risk transfer issuance volumes is mixed, according to panellists at SCI’s...

    Talking Point    26 October 2018
  • Risk transfer round-up - 19 October

    CRT sector developments and deal news

    Credit Suisse is believed to be readying a Swiss corporate deal from its Elvetia programme. The issu...

    News    19 October 2018
  • Latest SCI podcast now live

    SCI podcast episode two has been released

    SCI’s latest podcast is now live. This month the team discuss the African Development Bank...

    News    18 October 2018
  • Market moves update

    Company hires and sector developments in structured finance

    CRT poll results The results from SCI’s ‘What’s in a name?’...

    Market moves    17 October 2018