A fast-evolving world


In credit, the development of synthetic index products presents a potential revolutionfor investors looking to branch out in their use of credit derivatives. The growthof this nascent market presents significant opportunities for more sophisticatedinvestors to make arbitrage and relative-value plays (viewarticle).

In the search for alpha, investors are also turning their allocations to alternativeinvestments such as collateralised debt obligations (CDOs) and hedge funds. Thetrend is unsurpris

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