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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.


  • Mutual agreement

    BPPB SRT debuts

    Further details have emerged about the EIF and Banca Popolare di Puglia e Basilicata’s (BP...

    News    9 December 2019
  • Grattan refinanced

    Bank of Ireland completes CRT

    Bank of Ireland has originated a €265m funded and unfunded financial guarantee that referen...

    News    6 December 2019
  • Ramping up

    Standard Chartered boosts corporate issuance

    Standard Chartered has completed a US$135m CLN that references a US$1.5bn portfolio of US and Europe...

    News    21 November 2019
  • US CRT pick-up?

    Volumes to remain restricted to large banks

    The US capital relief trades market is witnessing a long-awaited uptick, with three deals reportedly...

    News Analysis    18 November 2019
  • Risk transfer round-up - 15 November

    CRT sector developments and deal news

    Santander is rumoured to be prepping a synthetic securitisation of German consumer loans. This is on...

    News    15 November 2019
  • Choose risk

    Richard Robb, ceo of Christofferson, Robb & Company (CRC), an investment manager in New York...

    Q: How is CRC involved in the capital relief trade or risk sharing market? A: We continue to invest...

    The Structured Credit Interview    13 November 2019
  • Risk transfer return

    Bank of Ireland issues mezzanine tranche

    Bank of Ireland has issued an additional mezzanine tranche on top of the junior tranche of a 2017 ca...

    News    8 November 2019
  • Risk transfer round-up - 8 November

    CRT sector developments and deal news

    BMO will call a capital relief trade dubbed Muskoka Series 2017-1 in December. The senior secured an...

    News    8 November 2019
  • Rollover prepped

    NPL CRT to be refinanced

    Hoist Finance is readying a rated securitisation backed by Italian unsecured non-performing loans wi...

    News Analysis    7 November 2019
  • SCI Capital Relief Trades Awards 2019

    Personal Contribution to the Industry: Mascha Canio, Head of Credit & Insurance Linked Inves...

    Heading up a team responsible for one of the largest investment portfolios in the sector that has dr...

    News    6 November 2019
  • SCI Capital Relief Trades Awards 2019

    Advisor/Service Provider of the Year: Scope Ratings

    Scope Ratings has been selected as SCI’s Advisor/Service Provider of the Year, thanks to i...

    News    5 November 2019
  • SCI Capital Relief Trades Awards 2019

    Credit Insurer of the Year: Arch Capital Group

    Arch Capital Group Ltd (ACGL) is SCI’s Credit Insurer of the Year in recognition of its po...

    News    4 November 2019
  • Tactical opportunity?

    Downturn could spur CRT secondary activity

    Capital relief trade secondary market activity remains minimal. However, a credit downturn could spu...

    News Analysis    4 November 2019
  • Tough approach continues

    RTS leaves disclosure challenges unresolved

    The European Commission’s long-awaited regulatory technical standards on securitisation di...

    News Analysis    1 November 2019
  • SRT report pending

    EBA to propose harmonised excess spread treatment

    The EBA is set to propose a harmonised regulatory treatment for excess spread in significant risk tr...

    News Analysis    1 November 2019
  • SCI Capital Relief Trades Awards 2019

    Law Firm of the Year: Clifford Chance

    Clifford Chance has been involved in the capital relief trades market from the beginning and the pas...

    News    1 November 2019
  • GARC deal expected

    Sector developments and company hires

    EMEA Florent Trouiller has joined Norton Rose Fulbright as a partner in its Luxembourg office. Tr...

    Market moves    31 October 2019
  • Risk transfer round-up - 31 October

    CRT sector developments and deal news

    Santander is rumoured to be readying two synthetic securitisations of consumer loans. The issuer has...

    News    31 October 2019
  • SCI Capital Relief Trades Awards 2019

    Investor of the Year: European Investment Fund

    The European Investment Fund (EIF) provides an unparalleled level of support to the capital relief t...

    News    31 October 2019
  • Anti-NSDA provisions welcomed

    Sector developments and company hires

    Anti-NSDA provisions welcomed The inclusion of anti-net short debt activism (NSDA) provisions in of...

    Market moves    30 October 2019
  • SCI Capital Relief Trades Awards 2019

    Innovation of the Year: FCT Jupiter 2019

    Societe Generale’s US$3.4bn FCT Jupiter 2019 transaction has won SCI’s Innovatio...

    News    30 October 2019