German synthetics under threat

The German derivatives market has seen a big increase in the use of synthetic structured products in the past two years. But German regulators could derail the market if they adopt a new proposal relating to synthetics.

A report on the European securitisation market published last year by Deutsche Bank says true-sale securitisations have virtually disappeared from Germany since the introduction synthetics. “The decline in economic activity in Germany has spurred credit-related activity,”

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