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.

  • OTC outstandings compressed further

    The notional amount of outstanding OTC derivatives contracts declined from US$629trn at end-December...

    News Round-up    6 November 2015
  • Deutsche re-allocates trading resources

    Deutsche Bank's management board has approved a five-year plan to revamp its strategy in the hope of...

    Job Swaps    2 November 2015
  • SCI Start the Week - 2 November

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

    Pipeline The number of deals joining the pipeline and staying there grew again last week. In total...

    News    2 November 2015
  • Law firm expands in California

    Baker Botts is opening an office in San Francisco. It will be the firm's second office in California...

    Job Swaps    30 October 2015
  • ICE set to buy data giant

    ICE is set to acquire Interactive Data Corporation in a US$5.2bn deal from Silver Lake and Warburg P...

    Job Swaps    27 October 2015
  • SCI Start the Week - 26 October

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

    Pipeline It was an active week for the pipeline, with many deals coming and going. At the week's en...

    News    26 October 2015
  • Paloma adds portfolio manager

    Sam Choi has joined Paloma Partners as a portfolio manager. He was previously md at Citadel and&...

    Job Swaps    26 October 2015
  • Margin requirement finalised

    The US Fed, FDIC, OCC, Farm Credit Administration and the FHFA have approved a joint final rule esta...

    News Round-up    23 October 2015
  • Data service expanded

    SunGard has expanded its pricing and data services solution to include the entirety of Markit's fixe...

    Job Swaps    23 October 2015
  • Correlation trader resurfaces

    Orchard Global Asset Management has hired Ahmed Triki as a senior trader. He was most recently an md...

    Job Swaps    22 October 2015
  • Seeding agreement inked

    Investcorp has formed a strategic relationship through its seeding platform with Nut Tree Capital Ma...

    Job Swaps    22 October 2015
  • Firms pay price for CDS decision

    A pair of UBS advisory firms have agreed to settle US SEC charges that they failed to disclose a cha...

    Job Swaps    20 October 2015
  • SCI Start the Week - 19 October

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

    Pipeline Activity picked up last week as several deals joined the pipeline. These deals consisted o...

    News    19 October 2015
  • Asian credit trader poached

    PAG has hired Jeffrey Yap as md and portfolio manager in absolute returns. He will focus on a number...

    Job Swaps    19 October 2015
  • TRS programme debuts

    Goldman Sachs and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank are marketing the first series of notes from an unusual...

    News Round-up    14 October 2015
  • Sovereign CDS clearing expanded

    ICE Clear Credit has introduced CDS clearing for three more sovereign single names. The addition of...

    News Round-up    14 October 2015
  • Finance practice bolstered

    Thomas Jones has joined King & Spalding as partner in the firm's financial institutions and...

    Job Swaps    13 October 2015
  • Cross-asset conviction

    Renaud Champion, head of credit strategies for La Française Global Investment Solutions, an...

    Q: How and when did La Française Global Investment Solutions (LFGIS) become involved in the...

    The Structured Credit Interview    12 October 2015
  • Missing link?

    Blockchain set to revolutionise derivatives market

    New technology could make the derivatives market not only more transparent, but also cheaper. Market...

    News Analysis    12 October 2015
  • SCI Start the Week - 12 October

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

    PipelineABS accounted for the majority of transactions joining the pipeline last week, including a n...

    News    12 October 2015
  • Valuations service offered

    Principia Partners has launched an online derivatives portfolio valuation, risk and accounting manag...

    News Round-up    9 October 2015