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Credit CPPI

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Constant proportion portfolio insurance (CPPI) is not new in Asia, but its use has so far been almost exclusively limited to equity and hedge fund investments. Over the past year, however, banks have extended the use of CPPI technology to products referenced to structured credit portfolios. A number of deals have been launched to European retail and institutional clients, and bankers reckon it is only a matter of time before the product migrates over to Asia.

French bank BNP Paribas, for inst

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