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  1. September 12, 2014

    HSBC joins ‘coco’ bond revival

    HSBC has issued its first “coco” bonds as banks Europe-wide seek to cash in on increased investor risk appetite to launch a...

  2. September 8, 2014

    CLO surge prompts regulatory concerns

    Sales of bonds backed by riskier US corporate loans have surged to their highest level in seven years, helping to fuel a...

  1. August 19, 2014

    Investors dine on fresh menu of credit derivatives

    In March of last year, Kyle Bass, founder of the hedge fund Hayman Capital Management, made a startling proclamation:...

  2. August 14, 2014

    Coco sell-off unveils high-yield bargains

    Is that the sound of the coco bubble going pop? Yield-hungry investors have had their appetites sorely tested over the past...

  3. July 28, 2014

    New money market fund rules risk backfire

    It is irritating enough here in the US to have to pay $2 or more to get money out of a cash machine, if there happens not to...

  4. July 25, 2014

    Bubbles are forming in the credit market

    Where is the next bubble going to form? And will it hurt when it bursts? After all the bubbles of the past two decades, it...

  5. July 16, 2014

    European ABS market continues to stutter

    The volume of “slice and diced” loans in Europe sold to investors has fallen in spite of increasingly loud calls to revive...

  6. July 14, 2014

    Vanguard funds prosper by low cost evangelism

    US investors are pouring money into Vanguard’s funds as if the manager was the only game in town. In some ways it is: it...

  7. July 1, 2014

    Cat bond investors show their limits

    The World Bank attracted attention last week when the development institution issued its first ever catastrophe bond, the...

  8. June 30, 2014

    A better way to invest in overseas markets

    With the US economy settled in a fitful, sluggish recovery, it seems increasingly likely its natural growth rate is lower...

  9. June 24, 2014

    Thirst for funds lifts appeal of private placements

    Britvic is an official supplier to Wimbledon, where its Robinson’s Squash has helped quench the thirst of many tennis...

  10. June 19, 2014

    Hedge funds warned over leveraged CLO deals

    A handful of hedge funds have attracted controversy by borrowing from big investment banks to buy the structured products...

  11. June 16, 2014

    Buffett inspires G2’s direct investments

    It was doing the maths on Warren Buffett that made Todd Morley believe traditional private equity funds and hedge funds...

  12. June 12, 2014

    New multi-loan package raises hopes of EU issuance thaw

    The first European packaged loan deal since 2007 to be backed by more than one commercial mortgage loan is being offered to...

  13. June 5, 2014

    Hedging equity risk with two very different products

    Equity markets are advancing again. Global equity markets rose 2.4 per cent in May and even emerging markets managed to...

  14. May 13, 2014

    Bulls trample on quality of mortgage deals

    Just as the “Charging Bull” statue in Manhattan’s financial district is an iconic symbol of America’s financial virility and...

  15. May 12, 2014

    MBS deal shelved after rift over ratings

    A mortgage bond backed by defaulted home loans has been quietly shelved following a public spat between two of the world’s...

  16. May 1, 2014

    Lengthy US loan settlements prompt liquidity fears

    The market for US bank loans is suffering from a blockage that risks creating turmoil as investors start retreating from...

  17. April 25, 2014

    Structured product providers eye pension overhaul

    Structured products are set to attract more interest from cautious investors following changes to the UK’s pension system...

  18. April 10, 2014

    European leveraged finance market hots up

    Europe’s leveraged finance market – which has bounced back from the deep chill caused by the financial crisis – is now...

  19. April 9, 2014

    CLO sales surge to seven-year high

    Sales of a popular type of structured product have ballooned in the past couple of weeks to their highest levels since the...

  20. April 4, 2014

    High drama in murky link between ETFs and HFT

    There is one mention of exchange traded funds in Michael Lewis’s blockbuster book on high-frequency trading and it is not...

  21. April 1, 2014

    Wall Street in derivatives spring clean to buoy capital

    In an unusual example of co-operation on Wall Street, the biggest banks are working together to tear up billions of dollars...

  22. March 7, 2014

    Banks are a proxy for credit bubble fears

    Can nothing stop the runaway capital markets train? It seems not, after the US delivered record corporate bond sales this...

  23. March 6, 2014

    Lenders race to join subprime car loan boom

    Tony Reibold has been selling cars for 35 years. At the Jim Trenary Chevrolet dealership in St Charles, a Missouri town on...

  24. March 5, 2014

    Illiquid funds offer top returns but high risks

    Investors are being pushed further up the risk scale into illiquid assets in search of higher returns, even though interest...

  25. February 27, 2014

    Top ratings of rental-backed bonds under fire

    New bonds backed by rental income from thousands of single-family homes in the US do not yet deserve the highest available...

  26. February 24, 2014

    Venn moves into the Dutch mortgage market

    Venn Partners, a London investment management firm, is moving into the Dutch mortgage market through the first new...

  27. February 14, 2014

    Bankers play funding trick with subprime car loan deals

    While millions of Americans have fallen out of love with their cars, Wall Street has been swept off its feet by loans used...

  28. February 7, 2014

    Structured products pay up for investors

    Last year was a good one for structured product investors. Out of all of the investments that matured in 2013, the vast...

  29. February 3, 2014

    Yield hunters soak up venture capital debt

    Asset-backed securities – the sliced-and-diced bonds that gained notoriety for their role in the financial crisis – are...

  30. January 23, 2014

    Mortgage bankers face the fear in Las Vegas

    Bankers, analysts and investors partied this week in a chandelier-shaped bar suspended precariously above the ground floor...

  31. January 15, 2014

    Mili, Old Faithful of error, has a point on competition

    Ed Miliband is the wrong brother in the wrong job for the wrong reasons at the wrong time. He is wrong with such Old...

  32. January 14, 2014

    Banks respond to new rules with Volcker-friendly CLOs

    Bankers have been quick to respond to the Volcker rule released last month by adapting a popular type of structured product...

  33. January 10, 2014

    US subprime car loans return with a bang

    Sales of risky pools of securities backed by car loans are accelerating at the start of 2014 as investors snatch up the...

  34. December 17, 2013

    Banks sell novel package of obscure trade finance assets

    Citigroup and Santander have sold $1bn of trade finance assets in a securitisation designed to pave the way for more obscure...

  35. December 4, 2013

    European issuance of asset backed securities near record lows

    European issuance of “sliced and diced” loans is projected to remain at near record lows next year as balance sheet...

  36. November 18, 2013

    Riskier loan slices hit record levels

    Riskier “covenant-lite” loans, which offer fewer protections to lenders, are making up record levels of the debt packages...

  37. September 24, 2013

    Oracle of Ontario v Sage of Omaha

    Prem Watsa, the Indian-born billionaire who is leading a $4.7bn bid to buy BlackBerry, is sometimes compared to Warren...

  38. September 23, 2013

    Further QE erodes bank enthusiasm for securitisations

    Could it be that securitisation is back in fashion? According to traders, investor demand for recycled asset-backed...

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