Deal of the year CEDO, CREDIT SUISSE

Risk Awards 2006

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Back in May, Credit Suisse issued the first of its Collateralised Equity and Debt Obligation (Cedo) transactions – a CDO referenced to out-of-the-money equity barrier options, aimed at exploiting relative value opportunities between equity and debt. Eight months on, the bank has raised more than $500 million from two transactions, is marketing a third deal, and has a full pipeline for 2006. All the while Credit Suisse has had the market to itself, with no competing deals yet to emerge from r

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