Regulators have had their say; the agencies themselves have implemented changes to methodologies and processes; but how would investors fix the credit ratings business?
Securitisation lawyer Jonathan Walsh explains what regulatory and legal changes will mean for the rating agencies
An increase in floating rate issuance may be the start of a prolonged trend, as investors look for protection against possible interest rate hikes
The Eurozone crisis has already forced three members of the currency union to take EU/IMF bailouts but Spain, the next potential target of investors, is unlikely to follow
Credit Interdealer Broker Rankings 2011 – THE RESULTS!
RBS has appointed Tim Skeet as a managing director, financial institutions group, in its debt capital markets division in London
Investors hoped European leaders would finally provide clarity on their plans to resolve the Eurozone funding crisis at summit meetings in March. But the solutions offered have done little to dispel unrest in the market
Profile: Robert McAdie
Participants on a Credit Institute panel debate held in London argued that peripheral funding and inflation are the major challenges for the Eurozone
Inflation could make developed market corporates vulnerable in the coming months, especially those with purely domestic revenues.
March is crunch time for peripheral Europe, but region offers relative value trades, says co-head of European fixed income at BlackRock.
America’s balancing act
A global perspective
Q&A: Arif Husain, AllianceBernstein
Laurent Crosnier, chief investment officer at asset manager Amundi in London, looks to emerging market corporates for returns.
While dollar's status as reserve currency makes imminent downgrade unlikely, that may change if US government fails to implement credible debt reduction plan, says lead sovereign analyst at Moody's.
New senior bank debt fears over EC proposals
Attack of the zombies
Swimming with the black swans
Amundi Asset Management says emerging market bond spreads remain wide on a relative basis.