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.

  • Bank's clearing head replaced

    JPMorgan has promoted Nick Rustad to lead its global clearing business, which includes CDS. He repla...

    Job Swaps    18 February 2016
  • Governmental intervention test resolved

    The three-judge external review panel convened by ISDA in connection with the Novo Banco governmenta...

    News    17 February 2016
  • SCI Start the Week - 15 February

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

    Pipeline As with the previous week, pipeline additions last week were dominated by ABS. There were...

    News    15 February 2016
  • SF legal duo brought in

    Kaye Scholer has beefed up its finance department by bringing in structured finance experts Howard G...

    Job Swaps    12 February 2016
  • Credit hedge fund exposures gauged

    The latest US Office of Financial Research market monitor report highlights the substantial investor...

    News Round-up    11 February 2016
  • Cross-border swap rules approved

    The US SEC has voted to adopt rules requiring non-US companies that use personnel in the US to arran...

    News Round-up    11 February 2016
  • MiFID 2 deadline extended

    The European Commission has announced a one-year extension for firms to comply with its MiFID 2 stan...

    News Round-up    11 February 2016
  • Common CCP approach agreed

    The European Commission and the US CFTC have reached an agreement on a common approach regarding req...

    News Round-up    11 February 2016
  • 'London whale' fine levied

    The UK Financial Conduct Authority has fined Achilles Macris £792,900 for failing to be ope...

    Job Swaps    10 February 2016
  • Customer services boosted

    Assenagon has bolstered its customer services capability by appointing Ilona Wachter as md for insti...

    Job Swaps    9 February 2016
  • SCI Start the Week - 8 February

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

    Pipeline Pipeline additions were heavily skewed to ABS last week. A total of 11 ABS deals were ad...

    News    8 February 2016
  • Pricing firm hires coo

    Solve Advisors has brought in Michael Pascuma as coo and head of business development. He j...

    Job Swaps    4 February 2016
  • Eurex granted DCO registration

    The US CFTC has granted Eurex Clearing registration as a derivatives clearing organisation (DCO) und...

    Job Swaps    3 February 2016
  • Regulatory partner named

    Azad Ali has joined Fieldfisher's financial services regulatory practice as a partner. He was previo...

    Job Swaps    3 February 2016
  • SCI Start the Week - 1 February

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

    Pipeline The pipeline was slightly quieter last week as fewer deals joined and fewer deals left. At...

    News    1 February 2016
  • External review extended

    ISDA's EMEA Determinations Committee has extended the external review schedule in connection with th...

    News Round-up    29 January 2016
  • Antitrust settlement progressing

    A distribution plan has been released in connection with the CDS antitrust settlement agreed last ye...

    News    29 January 2016
  • Law firm promotes SF pros

    Cadwalader has elected new partners and made promotions to special counsel, with a number of structu...

    Job Swaps    28 January 2016
  • Asset manager adds SF expert

    EFA Group has appointed Jacques-Olivier Thomann as senior advisor. He will work with the management...

    Job Swaps    28 January 2016
  • Structured credit vets branch out

    Dean Atkins and Ian Robinson have been named co-heads of 400 Capital Management Europe, the new Lond...

    Job Swaps    27 January 2016
  • Synthetic disorder

    Risk transfer deals seek regulatory breakthrough

    Panellists at SCI's inaugural capital relief trades conference last month discussed regulatory devel...

    Talking Point    27 January 2016