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Total Return Swap

A swap in which the two legs are an interest rate, whether fixed or floating, and the return on a set asset. The second party owns the asset, which is usually a set of loans, bonds, or an equity index. The advantage to a total return swap for the payer of the interest rate is that it allows him/her to benefit from the ownership of the asset without owning it. However, if the asset falls in price over the life of the swap, the payer of the interest rate is required to compensate the owner of the asset for the amount the asset has lost.
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Julia focuses her derivatives practice on total return swaps, credit default swaps, credit- and equity-linked notes, equity swaps and options, and other derivatives transactions, and the application of the new U.
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