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Market snapshot

Tim Mortimer of Future Value Consultants looks at the pricing issues for structured products in different markets and provides his trade of the month

American General restates derivatives by $41.5 million

American General Finance, the Indiana-based consumer loans specialist, has become the latest US company to restate its results because of mistakes in applying accounting rules. The company announced it would adjust income upwards by $41.5 million for the…

Trouble in paradise

Healthy balance sheets, swollen liquidity reserves and positive cashflows should be the words every bondholder wants to hear, but they could spell bad news for credit investors in the US as companies prepare to reward equityholders

FASB unlikely to delay FIN 46, says CSFB

The US Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) is unlikely to delay the introduction of financial interpretation number 46 (FIN 46), the consolidation of variable interest entities (VIEs), according to the accounting and tax research team at Credit…

Exposing exposures: how far will it go?

The Enron debacle has spurred investors and creditors to press for greater disclosure of corporate risk and hedging strategies. Companies are beginning to respond. How far will it go?