The specification for portfolio 15 includes shorting EUR 2 million per single-name 5-year CDS on Italy, UK, Germany, France and USA (total EUR 10 million notional). What coupon rate should used for each country?
Section 1: Non-correlation trading portfolios
For the purposes of the benchmarking exercise 2018 (end-2017 data), the coupon rates for the instruments of portfolio 15 of section 1 of Annex IV to the Draft ITS on benchmarking shall be determined according current market practices. In this regard, the choice of 25 bps for FR and DE and 100 bps for IT, UK and US currently seems to be largely adopted.
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Update 03.12.2021: This Q&A has been archived in the light of the most recent amendments to the ITS 2016/2070 on Supervisory Benchmarking.