Structured Credit Investor SCI’s 5th Annual Capital Relief Trades Seminar 17 October 2019, London
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Capital Relief Trades

Capital relief trades are deals put together by banks to sell on to investors to reduce the bank's regulatory capital requirements. Such deals can take many forms, but SCI focuses on those where synthetic or securitisation structures are utilised. Those deals can be broken down into the following broad categories (deals can be combinations of these categories): CDS - credit default swaps: in the capital relief trade context, this denotes deals that utilise such instruments to transfer credit risk. CLN - credit-linked note: in the capital relief trade context, this denotes the deal is structured as a note with an embedded credit derivative. Fin gtee - Financial guarantee: a means of structuring a capital relief trade, whereby the investors benefit from a guarantee that all the issuer's obligations will be met. Funded: where a capital relief trade is understood to have been structured using a credit derivative (CDS, CLN, synthetic CDO etc) with the protection seller making an initial payment. Unfunded: where a capital relief trade is understood to have been structured without an initial payment being made under the credit derivative (CDS, CLN, synthetic CDO etc). True sale: a capital relief trade based on a cash securitisation structure rather than a synthetic securitisation structure.


  • New fund for CDS recruit

    Company hires and sector developments

    ABL acquisition Benefit Street Partners affiliate Business Development Corporation of America has a...

    Market moves    28 February 2019
  • Maintaining flexibility

    Fiona Walden, vp, credit and financial lines at RenaissanceRe, answers SCI's questions

    Q: How and when did RenaissanceRe became involved in the securitisation market? A: We were set up 2...

    The Structured Credit Interview    22 February 2019
  • Risk transfer round-up - 15 February

    CRT sector developments and deal news

    The first quarter of this year is expected to see reduced capital relief trade issuance, due to ESMA...

    News    15 February 2019
  • Risk transfer round-up - 1 February

    CRT sector developments and deal news

    Bank of Montreal has printed a US and Canadian leveraged loan capital relief trade dubbed Manitoulin...

    News    1 February 2019
  • Minerva closed

    Innovative guarantee completed

    Banca Nazionale Del Lavoro has closed a €100m mezzanine guarantee with the EIF. Dubbed Mine...

    News    25 January 2019
  • Risk transfer round-up - 25 January

    CRT sector developments and deal news

    Deutsche Bank issued a leveraged loan capital relief trade in December among a flurry of risk transf...

    News    25 January 2019
  • CLOs retain top ranking

    Quarterly SCI data update

    CLOs remained the top asset class in terms of deal count for European and US new issuance in 4Q18, a...

    News Analysis    24 January 2019
  • CRT growth continues

    Tighter pricing trend points to expanding market

    The year 2018 saw a flurry of capital relief trades referencing various asset classes that were pric...

    News Analysis    18 January 2019
  • SCI Start the Week - 14 January

    A review of securitisation activity over the past seven days

    Transaction of the week BBVA has completed an innovative transaction that synchronises credit event...

    News    14 January 2019
  • Risk transfer round-up - 11 January

    CRT sector developments and deal news

    The fourth quarter of 2018 saw a slew of risk transfer deals typical of year-end issuance (SCI 21 De...

    News    11 January 2019
  • Credit events synchronised

    BBVA completes innovative IFRS 9 hedge

    BBVA has completed an innovative transaction that synchronises credit events with IFRS 9 lifetime ex...

    News Analysis    11 January 2019
  • Mezz opportunity

    Insurer interest in risk transfer on the rise

    The facility recently inked by Texel Finance and Liberty Specialty Markets (SCI 9 November 2018) sig...

    News Analysis    10 January 2019
  • Risk-sharing boost

    Cajamar SRT sets tone for standardised banks

    BCC Grupo Cajamar has completed a €972.1m Spanish true sale significant risk transfer trans...

    News Analysis    9 January 2019
  • Landmark consumer SRT launched

    Santander completes synthetic auto loan ABS

    Santander has launched an unusual synthetic securitisation of auto loans, dubbed Santander...

    News Analysis    2 January 2019
  • Synthetic slew

    CRT issuances hit before year-end

    A slew of synthetic securitisations have hit the market before year-end. The risk transfer issuances...

    News    21 December 2018
  • Consumer SRT completed

    Santander opts for true sale format

    Santander last month priced Kimi 7, a €665.3m true sale significant risk transfer transacti...

    News Analysis    19 December 2018
  • Programmatic issuance

    UBI Banca completes second CRT

    UBI Banca has completed its second-ever capital relief trade, paving the way for more programmatic i...

    News    19 December 2018
  • Wetherby 2 completed

    SONIA-linked synthetic securitisation debuts

    Lloyds has completed a £142.5m 7.25-year financial guarantee referencing a £1.5b...

    News    17 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
  • SCI Start the Week - 3 December

    A review of securitisation activity over the past seven days

    Market commentary European ABS activity remained subdued last week, with spreads drifting wider, du...

    News    3 December 2018