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Derivatives

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.

  • SCI Start the Week - 8 August

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

    Pipeline A further 11 deals joined the pipeline last week. This was split into three ABS, three RMB...

    News    8 August 2016
  • Uncleared margining tool launches

    ISDA and IHS Markit have teamed up to launch ISDA Amend 2.0. The free online service allows market p...

    News Round-up    5 August 2016
  • OTC legal expert poached

    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher has recruited Carl Kennedy as of counsel in its New York office. He...

    Job Swaps    4 August 2016
  • Tullett buys broking business

    Tullett Prebon is set to acquire Creditex's US hybrid voice broking business from Intercontinental E...

    Job Swaps    4 August 2016
  • CDS platform launches

    ICE has launched a new platform for trading cleared single-name CDS in a central limit order book. I...

    News Round-up    3 August 2016
  • SF pro switches law firms

    Latham & Watkins has hired Sanjev Warna-Kula-Suriya as a partner in the firm's corporate dep...

    Job Swaps    2 August 2016
  • SCI Start the Week - 1 August

    A look at the major activity in structured finance over the past seven days. Print last week's news ...

    Pipeline The final week of July brought six new ABS deals to the pipeline, as well as two CMBS and...

    News    1 August 2016
  • OTC expert hired

    CloudMargin has recruited Lee McCormack as head of product strategy for its London headquarters. The...

    Job Swaps    28 July 2016
  • Client support team boosted

    Assenagon says it is pushing a more international strategy with the hire...

    Job Swaps    26 July 2016
  • SCI Start the Week - 25 July

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

    Pipeline Last week's pipeline activity was largely in line with the week before it. There were four...

    News    25 July 2016
  • Portugal Telecom CDS settled

    The final price for Portugal Telecom International Finance CDS was settled at 20. Yesterday's auctio...

    News Round-up    22 July 2016
  • OTC clearing head named

    Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) has appointed Jacky Mak as md, head of OTC clearing. He will...

    Job Swaps    22 July 2016
  • CDS commitments accepted

    The European Commission (EC) has accepted commitments by ISDA and IHS Markit on CDS licensing (SCI 2...

    News Round-up    21 July 2016
  • Commercial ABS team boosted

    KBRA has hired Xilun Chen to the role of senior director within its commercial ABS group, reporting...

    Job Swaps    20 July 2016
  • Sales and trading head tapped

    Mizuho Americas has brought in Thomas Hartnett as senior md and head of fixed income sales and tradi...

    Job Swaps    19 July 2016
  • Puerto Rico credit event called

    ISDA's Americas Credit Derivatives Determinations Committee has resolved that a failure to pay credi...

    News Round-up    19 July 2016
  • SCI Start the Week - 18 July

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

    Pipeline Last week's pipeline additions included a decent mix of MBS names. In the end there were s...

    News    18 July 2016
  • Bail-in protocol launched

    ISDA has launched a new protocol to help market participants meet the EU Bank Recovery and Resolutio...

    News Round-up    15 July 2016
  • SEC adopts swap reporting rules

    The US SEC has adopted amendments and guidance related to rules regarding the regulatory reporting a...

    News Round-up    14 July 2016
  • Clearing phase-in eyed

    ESMA has published a consultation paper proposing to change the phase-in period for central clearing...

    News Round-up    13 July 2016
  • Markit merger completed

    IHS and Markit have completed their merger to form IHS Markit (SCI passim). The firm begins trading...

    Job Swaps    13 July 2016