Commerz turns to synthetic securitisation to plug capital hole

27 Jan 2012

Commerzbank has launched a synthetic securitisation of its Mittelstand loan portfolio, aiming to sell €160m of equity risk and €30m of mezzanine risk as part of frantic efforts by the bank to fill its €2.3bn capital hole.

The capital relief market can probably expect further action from Commerzbank, including other unconventional measures such as inviting staff to be paid a much great proportion of their bonuses in stock, in order to help meet the European Banking Authority’s core tier one standards of 9% by the ...

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