Fitch Bows Global CDS Indexes

Fitch Solutions last week introduced a new set of global credit default swap indexes covering 15 regional sovereign indexes, over 40 industry-level corporate indexes and a further 70 sub-sector corporate indexes, designed to provide portfolio and risk managers with an understanding of the direction of credit risk, portfolio correlations and wider CDS market trends.

The Corporate CDS Indexes cover the top 75 percent of the most liquid names based on Fitch’s existing global CDS liquidity scores se