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Primer on capital relief trades and specialty finance

16/10/2019

Given there is no political or regulatory will to relax capital standards any time soon, banks have to look for alternative solutions to manage their capital. We explain how structural shifts in the European banking landscape are creating opportunities for banks and investors alike.

  • Increasing regulation and capital requirements are forcing banks to share risk with investors
  • Both asset sales and synthetic credit relief transactions are viable solutions for banks looking to improve their capital and leverage ratios
  • Structural drivers underpin a growing opportunity set for institutional investors.

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