Credit markets

Are US and Europe's economies at the point of divergence?

Strengthening fundamentals in the US and continued uncertainty over peripheral European economies have given rise to the notion that the US and Europe are undergoing a decoupling process. Credit looks at what this may mean for the US government bond and…

Agency brokers: Back in vogue

In the old days, before the advent of the all-singing, all-dancing full service investment banks, agency brokers used to represent an important, if niche part of the credit trading business. Now, after a period in the wilderness, these agency brokerages…

Under Scrutiny - Regulators focus on credit

Well-publicised risk issues and a recent growth spurt have brought credit markets firmly under the scrutiny of global regulators. Nikki Marmery investigates whether the attention will prove to be a boon for attracting more investment - or a barrier to…