European Banking Monitor: Improvement Continues Into Year-End

Below are key European banking risk monitors, which are included as part of Josh Steiner and the Financial team's "Monday Morning Risk Monitor".  If you'd like to receive the work of the Financials team or request a trial please email .

 

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European Financial CDS - Swaps mostly tightened in Europe's banking system last week with the average change -1 bp and the median -2 bps.

 

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Sovereign CDS – Sovereign swaps mostly tightened over last week. French sovereign swaps tightened by -1.0% (-1 bps to 54 ) and Spanish sovereign swaps widened by 1.7% (3 bps to 157).

 

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Euribor-OIS Spread – The Euribor-OIS spread widened by 2 bps to 14 bps. The Euribor-OIS spread (the difference between the euro interbank lending rate and overnight indexed swaps) measures bank counterparty risk in the Eurozone. The OIS is analogous to the effective Fed Funds rate in the United States.  Banks lending at the OIS do not swap principal, so counterparty risk in the OIS is minimal.  By contrast, the Euribor rate is the rate offered for unsecured interbank lending.  Thus, the spread between the two isolates counterparty risk. 

 

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Matthew Hedrick

Associate