New frontier for synthetics

Leveraged loans

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A new frontier is opening in the credit derivatives markets, as credit default swaps (CDSs) referencing leveraged loans are quickly being taken up by investors. These investors partly see leverage loan CDS as a way to access credits unavailable in the senior unsecured CDS market. But they also see it as another approach to making trading profits through credit.

"The loan market is the next area of growth for credit derivatives," says Doug Grossberg, head of leveraged loan trading at Credit

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