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


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.

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    NetOTC has decided to suspend plans to implement a structure which reportedly intended to save banks...

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  • ISDA appoints general counsel

    ISDA had appointed Katherine Darras as general counsel in an additional move to the expansion of its...

    Job Swaps    10 June 2016
  • Business development exec hired

    Monica Blocker has joined Houlihan Capital as a vp of business development, joining Michael Norton....

    Job Swaps    9 June 2016
  • ISDA expands board

    ISDA has appointed two new members to its board of directors after it decided earlier this year to e...

    Job Swaps    9 June 2016
  • SEC adopts more SBS rules

    The US SEC has adopted trade acknowledgement and verification rules for security based swaps (SBS),...

    News Round-up    9 June 2016
  • Collateral cloud service debuts

    CME Group and CloudMargin have teamed up to provide CME Clearing and CME Clearing Europe customers w...

    News Round-up    9 June 2016
  • AMG buys stake in five firms

    Affiliated Managers Group (AMG) has agreed to purchase 100% of a minority stake in five firms owned...

    Job Swaps    8 June 2016
  • Leadership appointments unveiled

    IHS and Markit have announced senior executive leadership appointments for IHS Markit, following the...

    Job Swaps    8 June 2016
  • Index research head named

    Markit has appointed Aram Flores as md and head of index research and development, based in New York...

    Job Swaps    7 June 2016
  • Derivative ties strengthened

    The US CFTC's chairman Timothy Massad has signed a memorandum of understanding with ESMA that allows...

    News Round-up    7 June 2016
  • SCI Start the Week - 6 June

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

    Pipeline The holiday-shortened week resulted in a slowing of the pace of pipeline additions. As wel...

    News    6 June 2016
  • Capital-arbitrage warning issued

    The Basel Committee has warned banks against conducting capital relief trades. The regulator says su...

    News Round-up    3 June 2016
  • CDS liquidity moving to indices

    The buy-side's ability to source single-name CDS liquidity and form prices remains centralised aroun...

    News    2 June 2016
  • Bilateral CDS trading down

    Bilateral CDS index trading metrics saw a decline to start the year, according to ISDA's la...

    News Round-up    2 June 2016
  • Credit pro recruited

    Capula Investment Management has hired Daniel Escobar as a portfolio manager. Escobar joins...

    Job Swaps    26 May 2016
  • Swap margin rules adopted

    The US CFTC has adopted final rules on cross-border margin requirements for uncleared swaps. A decis...

    News Round-up    25 May 2016
  • Pricing exec recruited

    Markit has appointed Frank Dos Santos as head of North America business strategy for its fixed incom...

    Job Swaps    25 May 2016
  • SCI Start the Week - 23 May

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

    Pipeline ABS additions to the pipeline carried on last week at a good pace, as 11 such deals joined...

    News    23 May 2016
  • SCI Start the Week - 16 May

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

    Pipeline While ABS additions to the pipeline were steady last week, they were joined by a greater v...

    News    16 May 2016
  • Hedge fund taps credit head

    Muddy Waters Capital has brought in Terrence Ing as head of credit. In this role, he will seek oppor...

    Job Swaps    16 May 2016
  • Citi taps traders

    Faraz Naseer has been appointed as head of US high yield trading at Citi. He replaces James Nessell,...

    Job Swaps    13 May 2016