Trading initiative of the year CREDITEX/MARKIT'S CREDIT EVENT FIXINGS

Risk Awards 2006

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While the growth of the credit derivatives market in 2005 has at times appeared to push the technical infrastructure supporting the industry to bursting point, the joint Creditex/Markit tradeable credit fixings initiative launched on March 21 represents a watershed in the development of the credit market.

Since then, fixings on the three most liquid European iTraxx credit indexes – the five-year Europe, HiVol and Crossover – have taken place every Friday, employing a methodology that some ha