Year-end prompted string of synthetic securitizations

Synthetic CDOs
By Owen Sanderson
08 Jan 2018

Banks lined up to close capital relief securitizations at the end of last year, protecting portfolios of leveraged loans, commercial property and project finance.

Capital relief securitizations, in which a bank buys credit protection on the junior tranche of a portfolio from outside investors in order to cut regulatory capital requirements, are often closed immediately before year-end. This allows the bank to report the improvement in ratios in its

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