Initial Results In Allied Irish CDS Settlement Auction: Senior Bonds At 71.375, Subs At 12
Creditex has just reported the preliminary results in the CDS settlement auction of Allied Irish Banks. According to initial data submitted to ISDA (for more on the mechanics of CDS auctions read here) on behalf of buyers and sellers of CDS into the auction, the AIB senior bonds will see a final recovery value of about 71.375 while the sub will barely recover 10%, or 12 cents on the dollar to be precise. Alas this is likely indicative of market clearing levels on most European bank bond liabilities due to the incestuous circular nature of European bank assets and liabilities where everything is interconnected in one massive closed loop. And yes, one wonders just which regulating central bank allowed this bank's debt to be pledged as collateral for as long as it did.
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