Morgan Stanley on heels of Goldman in Q3 CDS data

Counterparty Radar: Sold protection, corporate names fuel growth in US funds’ single-name books


Morgan Stanley edged closer to unseating Goldman Sachs as the biggest dealer of single-name credit default swaps to US mutual funds in the third quarter, as the sector’s reported trades hit their highest total since the middle of last year.

Lagging Goldman by roughly $900 million in second-quarter US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, Morgan Stanley surged in third-quarter trades, finishing a little over $200 million behind. Its market share jumped two percentage points to 16%

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