SocGen to launch tradeable CDS Index

Société Générale is planning to launch a tradeable credit derivatives index, dubbed Credindex. The new index aims to simplify the process of investing in credit derivatives, to appeal to segments of the market that are currently underinvested in the asset class.

Yves Lehmann, SG's executive director of global solutions for financial institutions in Paris, says that the product is expected to be launched before the end of 2006.

“We will create a pool of assets that is invested in liquid money mar

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