Small funds struggle to find big backers

Wall St’s largest banks are focusing on their biggest clients

The heavy hand of US market intervention

Washington is under legal attack accused of free market distortion

Global savings glut limits bond yields

Demographics has sting in the tail for capital markets

QE may not have been worth the costs

Growth remains weak despite zero rates and asset purchases

P2P parties past talk of credit reckoning

Lenders face margin pressure as competition heats up

Banks await volatility to boost FICC

A tough first quarter is expected for fixed income revenues

Dollar strength dictates Fed’s policy pep

Currency headwinds will limit FOMC’s scope for rate rises

Yield-hungry investors clamour for debt

Valeant bid for Salix ignites multibillion-dollar bond scuffle

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Bond index mix creates ingredient deficit

Substitutes used by fund managers could leave nasty aftertaste

Radio Shack whodunnit is credit warning

Investors must pay close attention to perils of high-yield market

Bondholders key to bank break-up debate

Debt owners prefer the diversity offered by larger institutions

Second guessing the Federal Reserve

The easy money offered by central banks is not without dangers, writes Henny Sender

Rise in financial alchemy grimly familiar

Low yields mean risky inventions are bound to spring up

Fed looms large over bank stock prospects

Investors push central bank to allow greater cash distribution

Markets’ misplaced faith in central banks

ECB revives cult with €60bn a month of bond buying

High risk of crowded trade unravelling

Strands linking rising dollar, higher stocks and lower oil less resilient

Fears over oil and deflation are exaggerated

Other concerns, such as those on US growth, are underplayed

Uphill battle for data sharing on Wall St

Inventor aimed to add information to assets as they changed hands

How (not) to break the ice at parties

Try asking: ‘What’s all the fuss about the central banks?’

Markets will win game of chicken with Fed

Forbearance and patience will continue to soothe the markets, writes Henny Sender

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