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    1. April 27, 2016

      Europe’s securitisation industry’s sales at lowest for 5 years

      Europe’s securitisation market has experienced its worst quarter for new sales in nearly five years, underscoring the...

    2. April 14, 2016

      Milestone for European P2P securitisation

      Funding Circle is set to be the first European “peer to peer” lender to have loans from its platform securitised,...

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    1. April 6, 2016

      Roll-up risk looms for investors via CLOs

      Investors holding securities backed by risky loans have significant exposure to a set of controversial “roll-up”...

    2. March 16, 2016

      CMBS deals suffer on shopping mall woes

      Investors are favouring bonds backed by single, prime commercial mortgages from big US cities, putting pressure on...

    3. March 1, 2016

      London seeks insurance-linked securities business

      The UK government wants to lure one of the fastest-growing parts of the insurance business to London. The market for...

    4. March 1, 2016

      Banks cut issuance outlook on collateralised loan obligations

      Banks are revising lower expectations for sales of securities backed by risky loans, highlighting the scale of investor...

    5. December 16, 2015

      Private mortgage deals signal slow rebound

      Investors have sought bonds backed by lower-quality US residential mortgages, signalling a slow rebound in a market...

    6. November 30, 2015

      US credit tightens ahead of Federal Reserve policy shift

      Dear future historians: Janet Yellen did not cause the late-2010s recession. If a Federal Reserve interest rate rise in...

    7. September 21, 2015

      Rising supply of bundled loans fails to keep up with demand

      European issuance of collateralised loan obligations is set to hit its highest level since the financial crisis — but...

    8. June 30, 2015

      Protect asset managers from the armchair doom-mongers

      Do asset managers pose a growing systemic risk to the economy? This month the Reserve Bank of Australia and the Basel...

    9. June 22, 2015

      Manager turnover speeds up at investment companies

      Turnover at UK and offshore investment companies has risen rapidly, with almost one in five fund managers being...

    10. June 15, 2015

      Look for lower passive ownership in a stock

      Want to read another obituary of traditional stock picking? This is not that column. There is no denying that the rise...

    11. May 26, 2015

      Smart beta strategies risk becoming crowded

      If finance is all Greek to you, you are not alone. Financial theory revolves around two Greek letters, alpha and beta...

    12. May 5, 2015

      Therium raises £200m in litigation funding

      Therium Capital Management, which funds legal claims, has raised £200m to invest in big ticket litigation in a sign...

    13. March 25, 2015

      Do not trust hawkers of unlisted Reits

      Never eat yellow snow; don’t insert cutlery into power sockets; order not the Monday night fish special — clear rules...

    14. March 19, 2015

      Bank loan fund flows defy Fed rate outlook

      Money has continued to leave funds that invest in bank loans in spite of expectations of surging inflows. Investors...

    15. March 5, 2015

      FCA takes aim at structured products

      The City watchdog has announced a fresh clampdown on structured products after finding that investors significantly...

    16. February 19, 2015

      Sliced and diced loans take off in China

      Call it déjà vu with Chinese characteristics: collateralised loan obligations, the sliced and diced loan bundles that...

    17. February 6, 2015

      Rise in financial alchemy is worryingly familiar

      Those searching for evidence of Wall Street’s never-ending wackiness need look no further than the man who is convinced...

    18. January 29, 2015

      Risky loan deals hit post-crisis high

      Global volumes of “sliced and diced” loans have touched their highest levels since the financial crisis, underlining...

    19. January 25, 2015

      Synthetic CDO volumes double amid hunt for yield

      Yield-starved European investors are helping to drive a resurgence of structured credit securities that were blamed for...

    20. January 8, 2015

      Risks lurk in failure to simplify finance

      In Annie Hall, Woody Allen jokes about a man who cannot have his brother, who thinks he is a chicken, treated by a...

    21. October 30, 2014

      Blow to asset managers in ETF arena

      The long-running war between the mutual fund industry and the burgeoning exchange traded fund sector appears to have...

    22. October 17, 2014

      Equity gains help structured product returns

      Structured products distributed through advisers returned an average annual gain of 7.59 per cent in the third quarter,...

    23. October 3, 2014

      Tech advance passes auto subprime by

      You get into your car, turn the ignition key and nothing happens. Cursing the unpredictability of your Chrysler...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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:...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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,...

    30. 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...

    31. 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:...

    32. 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,...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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