Analyzing Claims Trading Activity in Large Corporate Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Cases: January 2014 – October 2015

The following charts reflect our analysis of over 11,000 notices of claim transfers filed in large Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases nationwide from January 1, 2014 to October 31, 2015. The court filings were aggregated from a review of court dockets across more than 2,000 cases. A list of the cases covered by our analysis can be found here: Because claim transfers in the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy continue to comprise approximately half of all claims trading activity over this period, activity in all cases other than Lehman is also shown separately.


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