Credit - 2006-05-01

Back to Basics

We take you back to the credit basics to review everything you thought you already knew but were too afraid to ask... Sophia Kandylaki, vice-president, and Penny Davenport, director of Markit Group, explain the mechanics of reference data for CDS…

Diane Vazza

Dalia Fahmy finds out where the head of global fixed-income research at Standard & Poor's in New York found her calling

A passage to India

Regulatory scrutiny and cost concerns have prompted many global investment banks to cut investment in credit research. One option to make up the shortfall is to outsource the number-crunching to cheaper centres such as India. But is it a good idea? Nadia…

Primus Financial - The risk repository

Primus Financial occupies a unique place in the credit derivatives market by writing CDS protection - and then holding the swaps to maturity. Now with a new asset management business and its first international office in London, Saskia Scholtes finds out…

Winner: Dynamo

In our monthly roundup of innovative deals, we salute BNP Paribas' Dynamo transaction, Alfa Bank's securitisation and a private placement by Viacom

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