Credit - 2006-06-01

Abstract assets

Securitisation based on new, previously unexploited assets, is a growth industry, expected to double in size by the end of 2006. Sarfraz Thind reports on how issuers are getting smarter at applying existing tools to new areas

Building a market for credit options

Calls to improve efficiency in credit options trading are intensifying as the market continues to mature. Hardeep Dhillon looks at a recent initiative by Icap which brought together market participants to discuss dealers' proposals

Back to basics

We take you back to the credit basics to review everything you thought you already knew but were too afraid to ask..

Radical surgery for high-grade research

Regulatory demands to reduce conflicts of interest have seen US banks take the knife to their investment-grade research. So is it a case of 'new and improved' or a botch job? Saskia Scholtes reports

Women in credit

Credit magazine profiles 50 top-achievers working in the global credit markets today

Winner: Swiss Re

In this month's roundup of innovative deals in the debt capital markets, Swiss Re emerged as the outstanding transaction, followed by Harbourmaster and Woori Bank as runners-up

Ramon Maronilla

Asian local currency bond markets have tripled in size since 1997. Ramon Maronilla, product engineer at State Street Global Advisors in Hong Kong, outlines the steps being taken by Asian governments to promote further growth

How to avoid the high-yield blow-ups

With spreads at historic tights and default rates set to rise, high-yield investors are nervous. The advice from the experts is to pick your credits carefully, stay in short-dated paper and keep an eye on interest rates. Laurence Neville guides a path…

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