Structured Credit Investor SCI's Capital Relief Trades Seminar 2018
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Capital Relief Trades

Capital relief trades are deals put together by banks to sell on to investors to reduce the bank's regulatory capital requirements. Such deals can take many forms, but SCI focuses on those where synthetic or securitisation structures are utilised. Those deals can be broken down into the following broad categories (deals can be combinations of these categories): CDS - credit default swaps: in the capital relief trade context, this denotes deals that utilise such instruments to transfer credit risk. CLN - credit-linked note: in the capital relief trade context, this denotes the deal is structured as a note with an embedded credit derivative. Fin gtee - Financial guarantee: a means of structuring a capital relief trade, whereby the investors benefit from a guarantee that all the issuer's obligations will be met. Funded: where a capital relief trade is understood to have been structured using a credit derivative (CDS, CLN, synthetic CDO etc) with the protection seller making an initial payment. Unfunded: where a capital relief trade is understood to have been structured without an initial payment being made under the credit derivative (CDS, CLN, synthetic CDO etc). True sale: a capital relief trade based on a cash securitisation structure rather than a synthetic securitisation structure.


  • Inaugural infrastructure CRT launched

    Synthetic securitisation marks global first

    The African Development Bank (AfDB), alongside Mariner Investment Group, the European Commission, Mi...

    News Analysis    20 September 2018
  • Risk transfer round-up - 14 September

    CRT sector developments and deals news

    Santander is rumoured to be readying a corporate CRT for 4Q18. The Spanish bank’s last cor...

    News    14 September 2018
  • Brexit uncertainty highlighted

    CRTs unaffected although contract continuity concerns underscored

    Brexit has so far had a neutral impact on capital relief trades (CRTs) in terms of structuring and i...

    News Analysis    12 September 2018
  • Risk transfer round-up - 7 September

    CRT sector developments and deal news

    Caixabank is rumoured to be prepping an SME significant risk transfer transaction for 4Q18. This wou...

    News    7 September 2018
  • SME SRT completed

    Intesa taps Italian government guarantee fund

    Intesa Sanpaolo has completed a guarantee agreement with Fondo Centrale di Garanzia, the Italian gov...

    News    3 September 2018
  • Risk transfer round-up - 31 August

    CRT sector developments and deal news

    Lloyds is rumoured to be readying another commercial real estate risk transfer trade from its Wether...

    News    31 August 2018
  • SCI Start the Week - 20 August

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

    Pipeline The pipeline was quite sparse by the end of last week. A handful of ABS were still marketi...

    News    20 August 2018
  • Moral hazard addressed

    EIF completes SRT with BP Bari

    The EIF has completed a guarantee agreement with Banca Popolare di Bari under the SME Initiative for...

    News    17 August 2018
  • Risk transfer round-up - 17 August

    CRT sector developments and deal news

    UBI Banca is believed to be marketing its second-ever capital relief trade. The Italian bank&rsq...

    News    17 August 2018
  • SMEs supported

    Supranationals driving new credit ecosystem

    A new ecosystem is gaining traction in the securitisation market, with supranational institutions st...

    News Analysis    16 August 2018
  • SCI Start the Week - 13 August

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

    Pipeline The pipeline remained subdued last week, albeit a good mix of asset classes were represent...

    News    13 August 2018
  • Risk transfer round-up - 10 August

    CRT sector developments and deal news

    Banco Comercial Portugues is believed to be prepping a significant risk transfer deal for 4Q18. Acco...

    News    10 August 2018
  • Second Magdalena deal priced

    Santander SME portfolio attracts further investor interest

    Santander has completed its second FT Pymes Magdalena risk transfer transaction. The €166.3...

    News    8 August 2018
  • Retention questioned

    Call for NPL regulatory differentiation

    Questions are emerging over the relevance of risk retention in the context of European non-performin...

    News Analysis    7 August 2018
  • CRT resilience highlighted

    Investors undeterred by turn in credit cycle

    Widening credit spreads and an expected turn in the credit cycle have not induced significant change...

    News Analysis    6 August 2018
  • SCI Start the Week - 6 August

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

    Pipeline The pipeline was once again dominated by ABS deals last week. A handful of CMBS and RMBS w...

    News    6 August 2018
  • Risk transfer round-up - 27 July

    CRT sector developments and deal news.

    Mitsubishi UFJ is rumoured to be prepping its first transaction referencing European loans. The bila...

    News    26 July 2018
  • SCI Start the Week - 16 July

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

    Pipeline Marketing of new securitisations continued to gain momentum last week, following the Indep...

    News    16 July 2018
  • Return to form?

    More traditional synthetic CRE deals emerging

    A number of issuers are working on CRE capital relief trades, including some UK banks that issued CR...

    News Analysis    13 July 2018
  • Risk transfer round-up - 6 July

    The Cayman Islands stock exchange has released a late June document regarding an early redemption of...

    News    6 July 2018
  • Barclays engineers comeback

    Further impetus added to Colonnade programme

    Barclays has returned to the risk transfer market with Colonnade Global 2018-1, a £34.2m c...

    News    2 July 2018