Markit launches CDS of ABS spread service

London-based data provider Markit has launched a daily service providing fair-value spreads for credit default swaps (CDSs) referenced to certain asset-backed securities (ABSs) in North America. The firm says the daily fair-value CDS of ABS spread facility will provide independent spreads for research, mark-to-market and valuation purposes. It also claims the service will aid clients in meeting mark-to-market accounting requirements under FAS 157.

Markit will receive daily feeds on CDSs of AB

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