Upfront CDS Names Jump Nine Fold

11 Aug 2008

The number of premiums being paid upfront on credit default swaps in Europe and North America has jumped dramatically over the last 12 months.

--Kelly Paul

The number of premiums being paid upfront on credit default swaps in Europe and North America has jumped dramatically over the last 12 months. Although there is no official tally of upfront names, accordingto Markit data, 120companies were trading over 1,000 basis points as August ...

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