One way to view the temporary bail-in reconversion feature is as the mirror image of a CoCo bond
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are alike traditional convertible bonds in that there is a strike price, which is the cost of the stock when the bond converts.
Because it has the capacity to write off the entirety of the debt, a bank can count coco bonds
as part of the capital it must hold to satisfy regulators it is stable.
While detailing its living will to the US Federal Reserve, Credit Suisse said it had a mixture of coco bonds
and loss-absorbing bonds known as TLAC.
Last month, the bank introduced 151 mln new shares that arose from the conversion of company convertible (CoCo) bonds, with only 25 mln CoCo bonds
The investors bought the high-yield Coco bonds
(earning higher interest rate than was paid on bank deposits) in 2010 and 2011, but were outraged when interest payments were suspended, after the Greek haircut inflicted big losses on both banks, and value of the bonds fell.
Credit Suisse has issued CHF6bn of coco bonds
to current stockholders and USD2bn (EUR1.
The contingent convertible bonds-known as coco bonds
will be issued with a future coupon lower than the Tier I notes, Credit Suisse said.
For example, the total volume of Conditional Convertible Bonds, known as CoCo Bonds
, a type of hybrid security, is expected to reach EUR 200 Billion by the end of 2015.