Standard Chartered Bank rolled out a synthetic trade-finance securitisation shortly after the US Securities and Exchange Commission filed a lawsuit against Goldman Sachs regarding synthetic collateralised debt obligations. Standard Chartered's deal shares few similarities with Goldman's, but it shows how synthetic securitisation can work, according to EuroWeek's Taipan column. "The truth is that synthetic securitisation is a useful model and one that we need to see more of in Asia," the commentary notes.

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