UK/NETHERLANDS/BELGIUM - The Royal Bank of Scotland Financial Markets is to market Fortis Investment Management's inaugural managed synthetic CDO.
In addition to a E870m super senior credit default swap, Reubens I CDO will offer four tranches of notes totalling E130m, with an average life of seven years and legal final of eight years.
The deal is expected to total E1bn and is referenced to investment-grade corporate credits.
The deal is expected to close this month.
There is currently no indication of likely price talk from RBS.
The Co-operative Group's Somerfield Pension Scheme has completed a buy-in with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC), insuring the benefits of its pensioner members.
Caroline Rookes CBE and Michele Hirons-Wood have joined The Pension Superfund's board of trustees to focus on maintaining governance standards and safeguarding member benefits.
The first specialist independent firm advising pension schemes on bulk annuities or moving to a consolidator has been set up with ambitions to shake up the market.