A credit default swap (CDS) is a bilateral agreement designed to transfer risk from one party to another. A growing number of firms rely on these instruments to efficiently manage their risks.
How is the CDS market trading? Daily price changes for a range of industry indices and single name reference entities are provided here to enable readers to see and understand current trends in the CDS business.
Which reference entities were most actively traded during the past week, in terms of number of contracts and notional exposures? And which reference entities have the highest level of protection sold on them?
How large is the CDS market? ISDA, along with other institutions such as the Bank for International Settlements, periodically survey this global business to measure its growth and size.
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