LONDON, Aug 19 — A panel of investors today determined Ukraine had triggered a restructuring event after a two-year sovereign debt freeze, and a default insurance known as Credit Default Swap (CDS) should be paid.
The Credit Derivatives Determinations Committee (CDDC) said that its members voted ‘yes’ to a question to determine whether a “Restructuring Credit Event” occurred with respect to Ukraine and that a CDS auction should be held, according to a statement on its website.
The committee still hasn’t decided on the timing of the auction.
There are just over US$220 million (RM984 million) worth of CDS contracts linked to Ukraine’s debt, according to Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) data.
Bank of America, Goldman Sachs International and JPMorgan Chase Bank are some of the committee members who voted “yes” to the question.
The country’s international creditors backed last week Kyiv’s request for a two-year freeze on almost US$20 billion of its sovereign debt. — Reuters