BarCap launches commodity-linked credit product

Historically, commodity investors have been limited to receiving equity-like returns, says BarCap, but the CCO references a diverse portfolio of commodities, including energy, precious metals and base metals.

The product is structurally similar to a traditional collateralised synthetic obligation (CSO), except that the underlying derivative assets are commodities trigger swaps.

In a traditional cash securitisation, a credit must exist in cash form – as a bond or loan – for an asset manager

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