Credit Suisse launches bond indexes for insurers

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Credit Suisse has introduced a series of fixed-income indexes aimed at providing cost-efficient risk management tools for its insurance clients. The product was launched in response to demand from US insurers, which are required to hedge their obligations following new industry regulations adopted at the end of 2005.

The Credit Suisse Notional Bond indexes, a family of five indexes that track various fixed-income strategies, should help insurers hedge downside risk in the fixed-income funds u

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