Total return swaps are practical instruments for synthetic replication of the economic performance of tradable asset in a traditional swap format. The central concept of this structure is an access to the assets performance without actually owning it which makes this structure an attractive alternative to physical investing into many tradable markets. Although the TRS is frequently associated with credit markets, its usage is much wider. Equity or commodity swaps are particular cases of TRS application in these markets.
A neat and concise explanation!
Is it possible to get the notebook behind this and the other PDF files?