LCDX Index Launch to Coincide With Markit RED Loans Identifier

LONDON-LCDX, the North American loan-only credit default swap index, is expected to launch in early May, coinciding with the launch of a new market standard identifier for credit agreements and loan tranches, provided by Markit RED Loans.

The LCDX index, which allows investors to go long or short North American syndicated secured loans, will be the US equivalent of iTraxx LevX, the European leveraged loans index launched in October 2006.

LCDX will contain 100 reference entities with a designat

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