RBS counterparty deal pulled but others step up
Royal Bank of Scotland’s securitisation of counterparty credit risk, dubbed Score 2011, was pulled earlier this year, but other banks are said to be undeterred by the difficulties of the asset class, and are still looking at the market. However, other hedging options for counterparty risk may have dulled the economics of securitising this risk since the end of last year.
"Counterparty deals often end up being structured with large, publicly rated names, because banks typically have much larger exposures to these entities," said a structured credit investor. "This means hedging with single name CDS can be a realistic option in many cases. But there are still lots of
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