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.


  • Risk transfer round-up - 15 June

    Deutsche Bank is expected to execute two capital relief trades this month. One is a corporate deal f...

    News    15 June 2018
  • CRI explained

    Stephen Taylor, head of structured and capital solutions EMEA at Aon Risk Solutions, outlines the be...

    Q: What is credit risk insurance? A: Credit risk insurance (CRI) is used to transfer credit risk...

    Talking Point    15 June 2018
  • SCI Start the Week - 4 June

    A look at the major activity in structured finance over the past seven days

    Pipeline ABS and RMBS made up the majority of the transactions remaining in the pipeline at the end...

    News    4 June 2018
  • Consultant activity surveyed

    Investment consultants for long-term investors such as pension funds haven’t been as activ...

    News Analysis    1 June 2018
  • Risk transfer round-up - 25 May

    Standard Chartered is expected to roll over two existing trade finance capital relief trades in 2H18...

    News    25 May 2018
  • SCI Start the Week - 21 May

    A look at the major activity in structured finance over the past seven days

    Pipeline The transactions remaining in the pipeline by the end of last week were spread fairly even...

    News    21 May 2018
  • SCI Start the Week - 14 May

    A look at the major activity in structured finance over the past seven days

    Pipeline ABS accounted for the majority of the deals remaining in the pipeline at the end of last...

    News    14 May 2018
  • IFRS 9 first-time impact gauged

    Banks have begun releasing their first quarterly results for this year, with the reports suggesting...

    News Analysis    14 May 2018
  • Standardised bank issuance picking up

    Standardised bank issuance of capital relief trades is picking up, despite the market having long be...

    News Analysis    8 May 2018
  • Risk transfer round-up - 4 May

    The Royal Bank of Scotland is rumoured to be marketing a commercial real estate transaction dubbed &...

    News    4 May 2018
  • SRT features incorporated

    The EIF has granted BBVA a €90m guarantee on a mezzanine tranche of a €1.95bn port...

    News Analysis    27 April 2018
  • CRT issuance boost expected

    Total capital relief trade issuance this year should exceed 2017, believes alternative asset manager...

    News Analysis    25 April 2018
  • Potential solution to IFRS 9 volatility

    Capital relief trade issuers are understood to be considering whether credit guarantees which are ac...

    News Analysis    25 April 2018
  • SCI Start the Week - 23 April

    A look at the major activity in structured finance over the past seven days

    Pipeline Auto ABS dominated the pipeline once again last week. A handful of other ABS, as well as C...

    News    23 April 2018
  • Proportional protection reviewed

    EU policymakers are currently negotiating an amendment to Article 234 of the CRR that would allow ba...

    News Analysis    20 April 2018
  • Risk transfer round-up - 20 April

    The capital relief trades market is undergoing a quiet period, following some unusual activity for Q...

    News    20 April 2018
  • Synthetic NPLs gain traction

    The ECB’s latest non-performing loan provisioning guidelines are expected to trigger incre...

    News Analysis    29 March 2018
  • Innovative Dutch SRT completed

    Rabobank has completed an innovative Dutch significant risk transfer (SRT) deal with the EIF. The &a...

    News    28 March 2018
  • Seeking to scale

    The capital relief trades (CRT) market suffers from a material gap between banks’ needs an...

    News Analysis    26 March 2018
  • Market moves - 23 March

    CDS clearing developments Intercontinental Exchange has transitioned index CDS open interest from...

    News    23 March 2018
  • Risk transfer round-up - 23 March

    Credit Suisse is believed to have priced a capital relief trade referencing a loan book originated i...

    News    23 March 2018