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    1. July 19, 2016

      Puerto Rico debt: rum deal

      On Monday, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association declared a “Failure to Pay Credit Event” in relation to...

    2. June 14, 2016

      European credit markets weaken on Brexit risk

      Insurance markets for European investment grade bonds weakened further on Tuesday, as investor fears over the...

    1. June 7, 2016

      Sovereign debt: Curing defaults

      At 8:13am in New York on April 22, about $2.4bn ticked into the bank account of Elliott Management, a fearsome hedge...

    2. April 28, 2016

      EU regulators closer to ending five-year CDS investigation

      European antitrust regulators have indicated they are moving closer to ending a five-year long investigation into...

    3. February 29, 2016

      US credit derivatives increasingly chosen by investors

      Investors facing difficulties in selling corporate bonds are increasingly relying on credit derivatives for their...

    4. February 15, 2016

      European banks face array of challenges

      The demise of European bank share prices and debt is a wake-up call. Economic growth and financial stability are...

    5. February 9, 2016

      Investors flock to CDS amid fear over banks’ bonds

      Investors have rushed to buy protection against banks’ declining bond prices, amplifying concerns over the health of...

    6. February 4, 2016

      Credit default swaps activity heats up

      Asset managers and hedge funds are reviving a corner of the credit derivatives market, with a record number of cleared...

    7. December 16, 2015

      Review: ‘The Big Short’, directed by Adam McKay

      Hollywood has always had a difficult relationship with the business of Wall Street. Frequently bankers and business...

    8. November 30, 2015

      US credit tightens ahead of Federal Reserve policy shift

      Dear future historians: Janet Yellen did not cause the late-2010s recession. If a Federal Reserve interest rate rise in...

    9. October 12, 2015

      Bond predators humbled by distressed bets

      The cleverest predators of the bond market have suffered a humbling this year, after a heap of high profile bets have...

    10. September 30, 2015

      Traders start pricing Glencore bonds like junk

      Traders have started to quote prices for Glencore debt in a manner normally associated with lower-quality paper,...

    11. August 7, 2015

      Markit consults on CDS index revamp

      Hedge funds and asset managers who use a popular US credit derivative index are being consulted over plans for a revamp...

    12. June 4, 2015

      Manchester United is calling the shots

      Football can be a brutal business. Top assets are prone to lose form, get hurt or break contracts. A club can miss out...

    13. May 21, 2015

      Credit derivatives deserve a revival but only if financiers grow up

      This month, Wall Street is back with a new lobbying campaign. But this latest battle is not about bank capital or...

    14. May 21, 2015

      Hurdles remain in reviving single-name CDS

      The credit derivatives market started life with good intentions, designed as a risk management tool to help banks...

    15. May 20, 2015

      ISDA looks to overhaul single name CDS

      The financial industry is seeking to overhaul a vital but deteriorating part of the credit derivatives market.by...

    16. May 12, 2015

      Mooted clearing of options on credit indices raises concern

      Intercontinental Exchange is aiming to expand its role in safeguarding derivative products, a key objective of...

    17. January 25, 2015

      Synthetic CDO volumes double amid hunt for yield

      Yield-starved European investors are helping to drive a resurgence of structured credit securities that were blamed for...

    18. January 8, 2015

      Risks lurk in failure to simplify finance

      In Annie Hall, Woody Allen jokes about a man who cannot have his brother, who thinks he is a chicken, treated by a...

    19. October 5, 2014

      Riskiest ‘slice and dice’ loan sales hit post-crisis high

      Banks are taking advantage of yield-hungry investors to multiply sales of the riskiest portions of “sliced and diced”...

    20. September 29, 2014

      Phones 4U collapse chills ‘junk’ market

      The spectacular collapse of Phones 4U this month provides a stark reminder of the risks investors run when holding...

    21. June 25, 2014

      Dealers face revenue hit in swaps shake-up

      Large dealers are facing losses of $2.5bn-$4.5bn from the $13bn in revenues generated last year from large global...

    22. June 15, 2014

      Cost of insuring against bank defaults back at pre-crisis levels

      The cost of insuring against global bank defaults has plunged to its lowest level since the financial crisis in a sign...

    23. April 22, 2014

      Slow start to swaps trading revolution

      A revolution in swaps trading mandated by US regulators has had a slow start. However, the pace should quicken from...

    24. March 31, 2014

      ‘Swaptions’ trade leaps over regulatory hurdles

      An obscure pocket of the derivatives world has managed to escape the effects of new regulation to explode in popularity...

    25. February 10, 2014

      Investors turn to ‘shadow’ bond market

      The shadows are growing in the corporate bond market as investors turn to derivatives to buy and sell. An increasingly...

    26. January 5, 2014

      Indebted European groups refinance amid strong credit markets

      European companies with high levels of debt took advantage of strong credit markets and better prices last year to...

    27. January 1, 2014

      2014 outlook: Sugar high

      A frothy market? As snow fell in New York City on a December afternoon, waiters bearing trays of cookies fanned out...

    28. November 21, 2013

      Bloomberg kicks off electronic MAC swaps trading

      The standardisation of interest rate derivatives has notched a new milestone with the first electronic transaction of a...

    29. October 30, 2013

      US house bill rolls back Dodd-Frank on derivatives rule

      The US House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a bill that would allow banks to trade certain derivatives, which...

    30. October 25, 2013

      Comment: Sefs are the weak link in OTC regulation

      Transparent trading of off-exchange swaps via electronic marketplaces known as swap execution facilities (Sefs) was a...

    31. October 15, 2013

      Credit default swaps run out of road

      In 1994 bankers at JPMorgan Chase came up with the canny idea of selling off some of the risk of their loans by...

    32. September 24, 2013

      Moscow prepares for derivatives rules push

      The Moscow Exchange is gearing up for an October launch of its off-exchange derivatives clearing business amid a wider...

    33. September 5, 2013

      Regulators take aim at recycled securities

      The widespread practice of using the same securities over and over again is back under the microscope as global...

    34. June 26, 2013

      Italy faces restructured derivatives hit

      Italy risks potential losses of billions of euros on derivatives contracts it restructured at the height of the...

    35. June 10, 2013

      CME primed for new derivatives rules

      CME Group, the world largest futures exchange operator, is leading a group of US exchanges hoping to take full...

    36. May 7, 2013

      Pension fund sues banks over CDS ‘dominance’

      A pension fund for Ohio-based sheet metal workers is challenging big banks’ “collective dominance” of the $27tn market...

    37. April 30, 2013

      The first signs of the bears giving up

      Every year for the past four years the world has thrown a wobbly in late April or May, after markets became far too...

    38. March 26, 2013

      Brussels includes ISDA in antitrust probe

      The body that represents the world’s biggest banks that trade financial derivatives was dragged into an EU-wide...

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