A new dawn



Key points

•The merger of iBoxx and DJ Trac-x to form iTraxx is being heralded as a breakthrough moment for the tradable index market.
• Increased liquidity is the main advantage of one index – and strong trading levels on iTraxx have demonstrated this.
• Pension and mutual funds are expected to adopt iTraxx as a benchmark.

On the longest day of the year, the planets finally aligned for what seemed like credit’s most anticipated match-up – the merger of the two tradable CDS

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