The rating agencies often repeat the mantra that credit ratings are an opinion of creditworthiness, not a recommendation to buy or sell. But do sovereign credit ratings even provide a useful, relevant...
The Middle Eastern crisis had little impact on the broader credit markets last month, as technical factors remain strong – particularly among high yield names.
As the cost of issuing debt via the senior unsecured market has risen substantially since the financial crisis, banks have turned increasingly to the covered bond markets for low cost funding. But will...
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Proposals to wind down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would open the way for the development of domestic covered bonds issuance in the US.
The US dollar covered bond market burst into life in 2010, as foreign banks took advantage of the favourable negative euro-dollar basis. All the signs suggest this year will see more of the same; and there may at last be some positive momentum for a covered...
The Asia-Pacific region has yet to witness the glut of covered bonds issuance seen in the rest of the world, but that could be set to change as Australian lawmakers prepare to introduce a covered bonds framework for domestic issuers and countries such...
Investors may have worked under the assumption they would be saved from losses on their holdings of bank debt by public bailouts, but they need to accept those days are over, writes Tamara Burnell of M&G Investments.
The high yield sector has been one of the top performers in the international bond markets for the past two years. With sub-investment grade default rates continuing to fall, the prospects look good for a third straight year of strong returns. But will...
In response to industry fears of a collateral crunch, regulators have revised the proposed rules on margining for uncleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.You can find out more by downloading this white paper here.
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