An auction held on May 13 determined a final settlement value of 44.25 cents on the dollar for loan-only credit default swaps (LCDSs) referencing Chicago-based shopping mall owner General Growth Properties; the company opted to restructure its debt under...
An auction is to be held to settle credit derivatives linked to Syncora, the monoline formerly known as XL Capital Assurance, after a committee declared a credit event to have occurred on the firm on May 1.
New York-based bond insurer Ambac has rid its books of exposure to a $1.4 billion collateralised debt obligation-squared (CDO-squared) transaction, by commuting a guarantee written on it for arranger Citi.
Lynda Clemmons, president and chief operating officer of Connecticut-based XL Weather & Energy, has left the weather risk and energy trading company. XL officials said Clemmons did not renew her employment contract and that they do not know her future...
Ravi Nathan, formerly head of weather trading at Missouri-based energy company Aquila, is to join insurance firm ACE, heading its weather risk management division out of its Philadelphia office. Meanwhile, six of his former Aquila colleagues are set to...
Efforts by energy and finance professionals to stress the difference between legitimate off-balance-sheet entities and Enron’s opaque devices have had little impact, as US regulators rush to clean up structured finance. Maria Kielmas reports
Primus Financial Products, an AAA-rated company offering credit risk protection on investment grade corporates, financials and sovereigns, has hired Candace Lau-Hansen from JP Morgan Chase as its new global head of marketing.
British Gas Trading, a subsidiary of UK energy company Centrica, has concluded a £40 million weather hedge with Bermuda-based XL Capital. The multi-year deal may prove the largest in Europe this year.
XL London Market, an insurance syndicate at Lloyd’s of London, has appointed Paul Drake as director of risk management, a newly created position.