Goldman Has a New Product to Bet on the Next Banking Crisis

“The two financial giants are now offering trades in derivatives that enable investors to bet on or against high-risk bank bonds that financial regulators can wipe out if a lender runs into trouble. Others are also planning to start making markets in the contracts, known as total-return swaps, in the coming weeks, according to Max Ruscher, the London-based director of credit indexes at IHS Markit Ltd., which administers the benchmarks that the swaps are linked to.”

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-11/goldman-sachs-offers-first-swaps-on-riskiest-type-of-bank-debt

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