Derivatives are financial instruments that derive from an underlying asset such as a commodity, bond or currency. SCI’s derivatives coverage focuses on the structuring and trading of derivatives relating to securitisation and structured credit. The instruments covered are primarily: credit default swaps (CDS) and options; correlation trading through index tranches; total return swaps on credit and loan indices and baskets; bespoke tranches; and other new and unusual synthetic structures.

  • EIF calls for guarantee applications

    Sector developments and company hires

    EIF calls for guarantee applications The European Commission has unlocked €1bn from the Eu...

    Market moves    8 April 2020
  • Stochastic modelling

    IFRS 9 challenges persist amid pandemic

    Supervisors have advised banks to embed the effects of government programmes, such as payment morato...

    News Analysis    8 April 2020
  • ESG catalyst?

    Positive impact SRTs gaining traction

    Significant risk transfer is primarily associated with achieving favourable capital treatment. Howev...

    News Analysis    3 April 2020
  • Breathing space?

    EU banks benefit from Basel 3 delay

    The Basel Committee's decision last week to delay implementation of the final Basel 3 rules...

    News    2 April 2020
  • CECL delayed

    EU banks await IFRS 9 relief

    The US Fed, the FDIC and the OCC last week approved an extension of the new credit loss accounting s...

    News    31 March 2020
  • Closing the gap

    Audentia Global investor relations head Sophia Vanco and chief of staff Nick Makin answer SCI's ques...

    Q: How and when did Audentia Global become involved in the capital relief trades market? NM: Aude...

    The Structured Credit Interview    26 March 2020
  • Call for TALF expansion

    Sector developments and company hires

    BlackRock hired The New York Fed has retained BlackRock Financial Markets Advisory as a third-party...

    Market moves    25 March 2020
  • CRT deals disclosed

    Intesa publishes capital management strategy

    Intesa Sanpaolo has released details of its capital management strategy, following the release of it...

    News    23 March 2020
  • Economically efficient

    Study supports reduction of PD estimates

    A new study undertaken by Open Source Investor Services (OSIS) suggests that capital relief trades a...

    News Analysis    20 March 2020
  • Credit event definitions

    UTP category brings less uniformity

    The EBA’s guidelines on default definitions have brought less uniformity to credit event d...

    News Analysis    20 March 2020
  • Close relationship

    CRT documentation should evidence intentions

    When structuring a capital relief trade, the documentation should evidence the intentions of the par...

    News    20 March 2020
  • Short-term volatility

    SRTs on hold, although 2H20 rebound expected

    Capital relief trade issuance has been postponed until the second half of the year due to the corona...

    News Analysis    19 March 2020
  • EIB mulls SME ABS purchase plan

    Sector developments and company hires

    Dealer credit facility launched The US Fed has established a Primary Dealer Credit Facility (PDCF)...

    Market moves    18 March 2020
  • Pandemic response

    DNB lowers bank buffers amid outbreak

    Dutch central bank DNB has lowered the capital buffers for Dutch banks and postponed the introductio...

    News    18 March 2020
  • Multi-tranching?

    Investor diversification raises triple-tranche prospects

    Seer Capital sees a future for triple tranche structures in significant risk transfer transactions....

    News Analysis    13 March 2020
  • Definition debate

    Call for coalescence around ESG standards

    Impact is still being defined in the capital markets, both at a conceptual level and in terms of gen...

    News Analysis    12 March 2020
  • Regulatory events

    Standard Chartered amends Gongga SRT terms

    Standard Chartered has amended the regulatory event definitions for the class A notes of a corporate...

    News    12 March 2020
  • Opaqueness premium

    Regulatory RWA variability highlighted

    In its latest Working Paper, the BIS unveils a new measure of risk-weighted asset variability &n...

    News    4 March 2020
  • Bulgarian micro loan guarantees inked

    Sector developments and company hires

    Bulgarian guarantees The EIF has signed new guarantee agreements with Unicredit Bulbank, United Bul...

    Market moves    4 March 2020
  • Green light

    OCC gives regulatory approval to JPM CRT

    JP Morgan Chase has won favourable regulatory treatment from the Office of the Comptroller of the Cu...

    News Analysis    3 March 2020
  • DLT litigation ABS on the cards

    Sector developments and company hires

    Acquisition Pretium Partners has acquired the investment management business of Latigo Partners....

    Market moves    2 March 2020