Financials and telecoms replace autos as most active CDS

Credit default swaps referenced to financial services and telecommunications firms were the most active in the global CDS market in January, according to New York-based interdealer broker GFI.

For the first time in more than a year, motor manufacturing was no longer the most active sector in US CDS trading. Instead, financial services dominated, led by California-based Countrywide Home Loans. Clothing retailer Gap and carmakers General Motors and Ford were also on GFI’s most active single-name

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact or view our subscription options here:

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact to find out more.

Sorry, our subscription options are not loading right now

Please try again later. Get in touch with our customer services team if this issue persists.

New to View our subscription options

If you already have an account, please sign in here.


Want to know what’s included in our free registration? Click here

This address will be used to create your account

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here