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Issue 106 - October 1st

  • News

    • Alternative assets
      • Seeking alternatives

        Nat cat deal to offer CDO investors diversification

        A new deal is in the works that offers investors a chance to buy into risk that is uncorrel...

    • CDS
      • CDS stress-testing

        Opportune time to review market infrastructure

        The market had been bracing itself for further sub-prime losses to hit, but recent events suggest th...

    • Regulation
      • Rescue plan rescued?

        All eyes on congress as TARP faces second vote

        Any positive effect that the troubled asset relief programme (TARP) looked set to bring to the struc...

    • Structuring/Primary market
      • Overexposed

        Restructuring could avert CSO tipping point for now

        The overexposure of CSOs to sectors and names with cyclical features came into increasingly stark fo...

  • The Structured Credit Interview

      • Poised for action

        Jason Pratt, md at Peritus Asset Management, answers SCI's questions

        Jason Pratt Q: When, how and why did your firm become involved...

  • Job Swaps

      • Three hired for new credit business

        The latest company and people moves

        Three hired for new credit businessAlternative investment firm Ramius has hired three new employees...

  • News Round-up

      • CDS notional declines ...

        A round up of this week's structured credit news

        CDS notional declines ...The notional amount outstanding of credit derivatives decreased by 12% in H...

  • Research Notes

      • European default outlook 2009

        Mahesh Bhimalingam and Eugene Regis, high yield strategists at Barclays Capital, expect defaults to ...

        The limitations of macro approaches and the fact that we have only seen two defaults in Europe this...

      • Trading ideas: planting seeds

        Byron Douglass, senior research analyst at Credit Derivatives Research, looks at an outright long on...

        During extreme volatile times in both the credit and commodity markets we look for well-placed compa...

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