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.

  • Positive impact

    Capital allocation factor debuts

    Societe Generale has completed an innovative risk transfer transaction that, for the first time, inc...

    News    16 October 2019
  • Meaningful constituent?

    Perceived difference between IRB, standardised banks narrowing

    Recent transactions imply that the difference between how IRB and standardised banks are perceived b...

    News Analysis    14 October 2019
  • Framework focus

    EBA synthetics paper welcomed, despite concerns

    Risk transfer market participants have welcomed the EBA’s discussion paper on STS syntheti...

    News Analysis    11 October 2019
  • CRT line-up finalised

    Awards ceremony to round off risk transfer event

    The line-up for SCI’s 5th Annual Capital Relief Trades Seminar on 17 October has been fina...

    News    11 October 2019
  • Risk transfer round-up - 10 October

    Capital relief trade sector developments and deal news

    RBS is rumoured to be readying a capital relief trade backed by project finance loans. According to...

    News    10 October 2019
  • Synthetic RMBS debut

    Non-GSE CRT deal prepped

    JPMorgan Chase Bank (JPMCB) is marketing what is believed to be the first rated synthetic mortgage r...

    News    10 October 2019
  • Rating challenges

    Limited appetite for rated senior mezz

    Issuers have typically refrained from seeking ratings on the senior mezzanine tranches of dual-tranc...

    News Analysis    7 October 2019
  • Risk transfer round-up - 4 October

    Capital relief trade sector developments and deal news

    HSBC is rumoured to be readying a corporate capital relief trade for 4Q19. According to SCI data, th...

    News    4 October 2019
  • Index ingenuity

    Credit derivatives strategy finds value in capital constraints

    With doveish central bank policy in the US and Europe having a tightening effect on yields across a...

    News Analysis    3 October 2019
  • Nascent stages

    CRT mezz investor base needs time to develop

    The pace of growth of the risk transfer market is likely to be tied to the development of the synthe...

    News    3 October 2019
  • Problem solving

    Credit derivative hedges mooted in a deteriorating environment

    The end of the credit cycle and fears over global geopolitical and natural events are driving Europe...

    News Analysis    3 October 2019
  • STS synthetics framework unveiled

    EBA publishes landmark consultation

    The EBA has published its long-awaited discussion paper on its proposals for an STS framework for sy...

    News Analysis    25 September 2019
  • Competitive boost

    QMP expiration levels playing field

    The US Treasury’s plan to reform the country’s housing system is expected to lev...

    News    13 September 2019
  • Risk transfer round-up - 12 September

    CRT sector developments and deal news

    Intesa Sanpaolo is rumoured to be prepping for 4Q19 two capital relief trades that reference respect...

    News    12 September 2019
  • Risk profile

    Basel 4 impact to vary based on business model

    The EBA last month published its advice on the implementation of Basel 4 in the EU, with its impact...

    News Analysis    12 September 2019
  • Going concern?

    Synthetics could help address UTP burden

    Synthetic securitisation is being put forward as one way of proactively addressing the unlikely-to-p...

    News Analysis    5 September 2019
  • Regulatory boost

    Italian SRT issuance picks up

    Italian capital relief trades are experiencing a strong pick-up in issuance this year as regulatory...

    News Analysis    30 August 2019
  • Esoteric opportunities

    Structured solutions to address corporate risk transfer needs

    The newly-formed CAC Specialty (SCI 21 August) is seeking to capitalise on the convergence of the in...

    News    30 August 2019
  • Risk transfer round-up - 28 August

    CRT sector developments and deal news

    Credit Suisse has called two transactions from its Magnolia Finance V programme. The transactions we...

    News    28 August 2019
  • Counterintuitive results

    EBA consultation incentivises unfunded SRT format

    The EBA’s consultation on the determination of the weighted average maturity of a securiti...

    News Analysis    23 August 2019
  • Risk transfer round-up - 16 August

    CRT sector developments and deal news

    UBI Banca is rumoured to be prepping an SME and corporate SRT for 3Q19. The alleged transaction is r...

    News    16 August 2019