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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Derivatives

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  • India knocks SGX's derivatives ambitions

    Singapore Exchange’s status as the leading offshore derivatives hub for Indian equities has taken a heavy blow as it faces losing access to data from the main Indian bourses.

  • TDC in fallen angel danger zone after Macquarie bid

    Moody’s and S&P have placed their Baa3/BBB- ratings for TDC on review for downgrade/watch negative after the Danish telecoms company backed a €5.4bn-equivalent buyout offer from Macquarie and a consortium of local pension funds.

  • Single-name CDS still relevant says ICMA

    Markets participants and stakeholders should embrace and promote single-name credit default swap products for the benefit of the European corporate bond market, according to an International Capital Market Association (ICMA) study.

  • AT&T seeks to tweak bonds as Time Warner M&A drags on

    AT&T has launched cash and exchange offers on more than €6bn-equivalent of debt issued in June to help finance its proposed US$85.4bn acquisition of Time Warner as the mega-merger continues to drag on.

  • VIX

    Return of volatility sparks trading flows

    Last week’s gyrations in the financial markets could help revive investment banks’ trading operations, which have been blighted by the record low volatility seen in the second half of last year. But it may prove - at least for some - too much of a good thing.

  • United Utilities Water goes shorter in rare offering

    United Utilities Water was out with a seven-year sterling benchmark on Wednesday last week, having decided to hold off from issuing the day before as global equities fell.

  • Eurex scraps Singapore plan

    Eurex has scrapped plans for a derivatives clearing and exchange hub in Singapore. Instead, it intends to extend its trading hours in Europe to capture more business from Asian investors.

  • HSBC synthetic CLO Metrix downgraded after taking Carillion hit

    Moody’s has downgraded provisional ratings on an unfunded CDS from an HSBC CLO hit by the collapse of Carillion. Carillion went into liquidation in January.

  • Ford kick-starts reverse Yankee market

    Ford Motor Credit Company woke the reverse Yankee market up last Thursday, coming with a combined €1.25bn two-part deal split between five-year FRN and seven-year fixed tranches.

  • A dealer monitors market developments

    Markets confront post-Libor landscape

    Financial instruments with a total outstanding notional value of US$370trn are estimated to be exposed to the interbank offered rates, which will have to be moved to alternatives such as Sonia or Sofr, according to international financial markets trade bodies.

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