New CDO adds variety to linker market

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Deutsche Bank has brought out an index-linked synthetic collateralised debt obligation (CDO), Linker Finance, to appeal directly to UK pension fund and insurance investors.

There has always been strong demand for inflation-linked products in the UK, especially from pension funds and insurance companies. But the drawback of the excess of demand over supply has been that spreads are tight and there is little product choice. Innovations such as Linker Finance are of particular interest, as infl

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