Posts tagged: credit-default swap

CDS: How to Make Money off a Default

Lately the credibility of countries and companies is defined not only by the rating agencies but by the market itself. The new invention that made this possible was made by Blythe Masters, a mathematician and a Cambridge graduate, working for J.P.Morgan Chase Bank. The name of the invention is the credit-default swap (CDS) and the first CDS agreement was signed in 1997 to manage risks.      Read more »


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