Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Action, Baby, Action: Credit Suisse Adds Leveraged Merger Arb ETN (CSMB)

From ETF database:
Credit Suisse announced the launch of its fourth ETN today, rolling out a product offering leveraged exposure to a merger arbitrage strategy. The 2x Monthly Leveraged Credit Suisse Merger Arbitrage Liquid Index ETN (CSMB) will be linked to an index consisting of stocks that are proposed takeover targets, delivering 2x leveraged exposure on a monthly basis. Credit Suisse debuted a merger arbitrage ETN in October 2010, and CSMA has seen assets grow to about $55 million since then. CSMB will be linked to the same index underlying CSMA, but will deliver monthly returns equal to 200% of the change in the underlying index over that month....MORE