Wed, Oct 22, 2014
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Several regulators are enquiring Credit Suisse ETN’s sudden plunge

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: FINRA, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Massachusetts’s regulator are investigating Credit Suisse, the global private and investment bank headquartered in Zurich, about exchange-traded notes (ETN) that it re-issued last month.

Massachusetts's William Galvin asked Credit Suisse on March 23 for information on all purchases of the Credit Suisse-managed VelocityShares 2x Long VIX Short Term Exchange note (TVIX) from Feb. 20 to March 23, and said he wants to know why the bank re-issued the ETN on March 23. Credit Suisse has until April 5 to provide the information.

Indeed, on March 22, 2012, Credit Suisse announced its plans to reopen issuance of the TVIX on a limited basis. The bank had temporarily suspended further issuance of these ETNs on February 21 due to internal limits on the size of the ETNs. "At present, the ETNs are trading at a premium to their indicative value," said the announcement. Although apparently, the notes had began dropping on March 20, after having climbed to 134% more than its index during the previous three weeks.

The note, which is designed to track stock-market volatility, plunged that week, even though market volatility was little changed, Dow Jones ......................

To view our full article Click here

Banner

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing


  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Commodities - Oil wreaking havoc on small-cap energy stocks sliding 36%[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: Owning almost anything in the U.S. stock market has been a losing proposition since September. Owning smaller energy companies has been a catastrophe. Hercules Offshore Inc. and Resolute Energy Corp. are among 19 oil-and-gas equities in the Russell 2000 Index that lost more than

  2. Investing - Hedge funds favor equity long/short, Strategic bond managers hedge against further high yield sell-off[more]

    Hedge funds favor equity long/short From Securitieslendingtimes.com: Equity long/short strategies will generate good returns for hedge funds in the future, according to a panel at this year’s Risk Management Association Conference on Securities Lending in Naples, Florida. Panellists Sand

  3. Legal - Ex-hedge fund analyst weeps as judge hands down 5 year sentence, Former Columbus investment manager Steven P. Moore indicted on theft charges, SEBI confirms ban for Hong Kong hedge fund, SEC announces enforcement action against compliance officer[more]

    Ex-hedge fund analyst weeps as judge hands down 5 year sentence From Hereisthecity.com: An ex-hedge fund analyst was sentenced to 5 years in prison for his role in insider-trading scheme. The New York Post reports that former hedge fund analyst Matthew Teeple was sentenced Thursday to fiv

  4. Goldman in talks to acquire IndexIQ[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: Can Goldman Sachs put ETF investors on a liquid diet? Goldman is in talks to acquire IndexIQ, Reuters has reported. Index IQ is a small exchange-traded-fund firm known mostly for products that replicate hedge fund strategies, called "liquid alternative" ETFs. While IndexIQ has 11

  5. Other Voices: CALPERS dilemma should be a warning to hedge funds wanting institutional investors[more]

    From Ian Hamilton, founder of IDS Group. A quick comment on the CALPERS’ disinvestment from the hedge fund market and the jitters it is causing. Pension Funds should not be sheep and follow CALPERS’ decision as the issues that CALPERS has with hedge fund investments are in many ways unique t