* Banks shift to longer-dated deals to boost investor returns
* Senior traders depart JP Morgan and Citigroup, as choppy market picks winners
Oct 18 (IFR) - A rare and risky form of derivative insuring against stock market crashes is
staging a comeback, as banks dust off the pre-crisis playbook in search of ideas to present to
Oct 3 (IFR) - Societe Generale is paring back credit-default swap trading as part of the
overhaul of its investment bank, a move that is sending ripples through the credit derivatives
industry where the French lender played an important role until recently.
* Illiquid positions in private credit: risky, perhaps;
June 12 (IFR) - The pick-up in European corporate defaults continues to weigh on bank
trading desks this quarter, with JP Morgan and HSBC on the hook for sizeable losses after French
holding company Rallye entered bankruptcy protection last month.
May 28 (IFR) - Sales of structured products are booming again in a key region for these
complex, equity-linked securities, just months after banks reported hefty losses from this kind
of activity when markets slumped in late 2018.
May 16 (IFR) - Betting on markets remaining calm has long been a popular, though risky,
trade in finance. Now, a growing number of banks is looking to bring such strategies to
corporate credit markets, the last major asset class where so-called short volatility trades are
May 13 (IFR) - The cost of default protection on Deutsche Bank nearly halved on Monday
following the introduction of new derivatives contracts used to insure against German bank debt
LONDON, May 1 (IFR) - Morgan Stanley is hiring several
people in its interest rates trading unit in Europe, a rare sign
of an investment bank adding headcount in the increasingly
under-pressure fixed income business.