Structured finance

News analysis

  • Covered bonds could increase systemic risk

    21 October 2010

    Covered bonds have emerged as a clear favourite among supervisors. But they could be riskier than the securitisations they’re meant to substitute.

  • Investor-comfort dominates return SME deal

    21 October 2010

    A short-dated loan pool and originator risk retention enabled UniCredit to place the first German small-and-medium sized enterprise (SME) backed securitisation since the financial crisis. But lauding the return of the country’s SME-backed market might be premature

  • US regulators’ CDS roundtable previewed

    21 October 2010

    The SEC and CFTC are holding a joint roundtable today that could help define how the credit default swaps market is regulated