A new derivation

Profile: Rachel Hardee


The increasing complexity of credit derivatives transactions has made the task of rating them equally difficult. While the liquidity of credit default swaps (CDSs) has improved, the same cannot be said for synthetic credit products that remain private, illiquid and opaque. Fitch Ratings has taken a step to demystify credit derivatives with the creation of a new subsidiary: Derivative Fitch. As its name suggests, the spin-off is dedicated to rating, research, analytics and evaluation of credit

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