Tag: ISDA

  • GREEK DEBT SPECULATORS, NEUTRALISED

    An English translation by Bernard Bouvet of my post “Les spéculateurs sur la dette grecque, neutralisés”.

    Last Friday’s ruling by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) that the much talked about Greek debt swap, or the so-called private sector initiative (PSI), does not represent a “credit event” and, therefore does not trigger Credit Default Swaps (CDS) payments, constitutes a remarkable victory against the markets, the first real victory in an asymmetric war started exactly five years ago at the height of the subprime mortgage crisis.

    With this decision, sovereign debt speculation is being brought to heel: being effectively … Read the rest