Deutsche Uses Credit Derivatives To Manage Emerging Markets Risk

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SINGAPORE--Deutsche Bank is using credit derivatives to manage risks arising from potential inconvertibility of certain emerging market currencies, particularly those of Asian countries.

The Asian economic crisis has increased industry concerns over convertibility risk--the risk that a government will impose exchange controls, resulting in counterparty default on foreign exchange transactions in those currencies.

Troy Bowler, head of fixed income research for non-Japan Asia at Deutsche's Sing