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Issue 112 - November 12th

  • News

      • Index dips

        Hedge funds under increasing pressure

        Both gross and net monthly returns for September 2008 in the Palomar Structured Credit Hedge Fund (S...

    • Alternative assets
      • Microfinance movements

        New initiatives to bring micro-financing into the mainstream?

        Micro-financing is moving closer to a more mainstream presence in capital markets following two new...

    • CDS
      • Increased overlap

        CDS CCP to lower barriers to entry

        Analysts expect the introduction of a CDS central counterparty to lower the barriers to entry for ca...

    • Investors
      • Reshaping assumptions

        Loan modifications to help stabilise the financial system?

        A raft of new loan modification programmes is set to reshape investor/rating agency assumptions abou...

    • Operations
      • Preparing to pounce

        Infrastructure readied in expectation of asset price bottoms

        Distressed asset prices are said to be nearing the bottom, as evidenced by the number of new investm...

  • Job Swaps

      • CDO structurer hired

        The latest company and people moves

        CDO structurer hiredDBRS has appointed Jerry van Koolbergen as svp in its structured credit group in...

  • News Round-up

      • Insurer outlines securitisation plan

        A round up of this week's structured credit news

        Insurer outlines securitisation planAIG is set to become the first insurer to take advantage of the...

  • Research Notes

      • Trading ideas: dark matter

        Dave Klein senior research analyst at Credit Derivatives Research, looks at a capital structure arbi...

        Anadarko Petroleum (APC)'s CDS rallied significantly before last week's earnings announcement. Its e...

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