Capital-relief trades see higher demand

04/11/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Demand is increasing for capital-relief trades, also known as regulatory-capital trades, particularly in Europe, as regulators require banks to hold more capital. The trades are generally structured as credit default swaps. "I think we are going to see more of these type of trades in the U.S. given the demands by regulators to hold more capital," said Kevin White, founder of Spring Hill Capital Partners.

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