Credit risk



A few years ago, many banks would have baulked at the thought of distributing credit derivatives products to retail investors. Today, things are a little different. Australia’s retail investors have been able to invest in structured credit for the past couple of years, ever since Deutsche Bank launched the first retail-focused synthetic collateralised debt obligation (CDO) in December 2002. Other firms – such as ABN Amro, Lehman Brothers, Macquarie Bank and Westpac – have also joined the market

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