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 - 12 March

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

    Upcoming event SCI Risk Transfer & Synthetics Seminar – Tomorrow (13 March), New...

    News    12 March 2018
  • Market moves - 9 March

    North America Anthony Orso has joined NKF Capital Markets as president of capital markets stra...

    Market moves    9 March 2018
  • CRE CRTs pick up

    Synthetic securitisations referencing commercial real estate are attracting more investor interest,...

    News Analysis    9 March 2018
  • Efficiency drive

    Credit Suisse is pioneering the re-tranching of capital relief trades, following the implementation...

    News Analysis    9 March 2018
  • Basel 4 impact 'manageable'

    The new Basel 4 capital framework (SCI 14 December 2017) is expected to increase Dutch bank RWAs by...

    News    7 March 2018
  • Risk-sharing on the agenda

    Panellists participating in SCI’s Risk Transfer & Synthetics Seminar are primed to...

    News    7 March 2018
  • SCI Start the Week - 5 March

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

    Upcoming event SCI Risk Transfer & Synthetics Seminar - 13 March, New York SCI...

    News    5 March 2018
  • SCI Start the Week - 26 February

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

    Upcoming event SCI Risk Transfer & Synthetics Seminar - 13 March, New YorkSCI's Synthetic Sec...

    News    26 February 2018
  • Synthetics spur CDS expansion

    An evolving synthetic securitisation landscape is fuelling the expansion of the CDS market and CDS-l...

    News Analysis    21 February 2018
  • SCI Start the Week - 19 February

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

    Upcoming event SCI Risk Transfer & Synthetics Seminar - 13 March, New York SCI...

    News    19 February 2018
  • Market moves - 16 February

    EMEA Fulcrum Asset Management has recruited Mark Horne as a director within the newly created Fulc...

    Market moves    16 February 2018
  • IFRS 9 credit event pay-out challenged

    Synthetic securitisations are unlikely to trigger CDS credit events following an increase in IFRS 9...

    News Analysis    16 February 2018
  • SCI Start the Week - 12 February

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

    Pipeline It was yet another busy week of pipeline additions. There were nine ABS, 11 CLOs, three CM...

    News    12 February 2018
  • Carillion impact gauged

    Capital relief trade issuers and investors have been assessing the effect of Carillion's def...

    News Analysis    5 February 2018
  • Market moves - 2 February

    North America CVC Credit Partners has named Gretchen Bergstresser as global head of performing cre...

    Market moves    2 February 2018
  • Call for transparency underlined

    A push for transparency is a common thread among European initiatives to reinvigorate the securitisa...

    News Analysis    2 February 2018
  • Innovative portfolio guarantee inked

    The EIF has completed five synthetic securitisations with five Italian banks, in the context of the...

    News Analysis    30 January 2018
  • SCI Start the Week - 29 January

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

    Pipeline The balance of additions to the pipeline last week closely followed that of the week befor...

    News    29 January 2018
  • Slicing the risk

    Capital relief trade issuers and investors are weighing in on the virtues of a structuring technique...

    News Analysis    26 January 2018
  • Market moves - 26 January

    North America Schulte Roth & Zabel has elected Stephen Schauder as a partner in the struct...

    Market moves    26 January 2018
  • Hovnanian highlights 'need for change'

    A group of funds, led by Solus Alternative Asset Management, is seeking to prevent a deal between GS...

    News Analysis    25 January 2018