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    1. 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 to...

    2. 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 seeking...

    1. 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...

    2. 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 helped...

    3. 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...

    4. 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 how...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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 reached...

    8. 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,...

    9. 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 minivan, you...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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:...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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