Solent to manage relative-value credit index CPPI

CDO manager partners with HSBC to launch Centris principal-protected note.

HSBC and Solent Capital Group have teamed up to create a principal-protected note that exploits the discrepancy in value between five-year and 10-year credit indices.

The seven-year note, which is the first publicly offered product of its kind, aims to pay investors an internal rate of return of 9.25% by taking long positions in the 10-year mezzanine tranches of the CDX and iTraxx credit-default swap indices and short positions in the five-year indices.

Because the long positions are balanced against...

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