The untenable robustness of hedging

Credit indexes


Extreme spread-widening and volatility have become par for the course in credit markets in recent weeks. Woes that began in US subprime mortgages in late February have spread across the asset-backed securities (ABSs) market, leveraged loans and even into the single-name and index corporate credit derivatives markets.

The ABX.HE, a family of synthetic indexes referencing home equity ABSs, has been in freefall in recent months. The ABX.HE.06-2 BBB- index (which comprises credit default swaps (CDSs)

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact [email protected] or view our subscription options here:

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact [email protected] to find out more.

To continue reading...


You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here: