Firing up EDS interest

Equity default swaps


Asian investors have been slow to warm up to the idea of collateralised debt obligations (CDOs) based on equity default swaps (EDSs). But a recent transaction by Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) placed largely with investors in Asia shows the market may be turning around.

CSFB issued its second collateralised equity debt obligation (Cedo II) on December 2, less than seven months after the bank raised EUR229.5 million from Cedo I. While that first transaction was targeted only at European

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