Fixings launched for CDS market

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A liquid market for second-generation credit derivatives moved a step closer in March with the launch of a system that fixes benchmark prices on the credit default swap (CDS) indices. Electronic inter-dealer broker Creditex and CDS pricing service Markit launched Tradeable Credit Fixings at the end of March, following six months of beta-testing.

The system provides a snapshot of the spreads at which the 19 participating dealers are prepared to trade a credit default swap or index, as taken in

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