Credit - 2007-02-01

Q&A: Charles Romilly

ECU Group in London uses currency management to reduce clients' lending costs. As it starts pitching to corporates for the first time, ECU's head of corporate liability management explains how it works

Winner: BMW

This month's awards for the most innovative and mould-breaking deals in the credit market go to BMW for its EUR1 billion bond, Calyon's convertible and KfW's rouble issue

Back to basics: the cash CDS basis

We take you back to the credit basics to review everything you thought you already knew but were too afraid to ask... Moorad Choudhry, head of treasury at KBC Financial Products in London, discusses the credit default swap basis

Reinventing the wheel

The new wave of structured credit innovations look suspiciously like more confusing, highly leveraged versions of deals the market has seen before. Is all this reinvention in investors' best interests? Sarfraz Thind reports

Jonathan Laredo

Change is in the air, says Jonathan Laredo, partner at Solent Capital in London. He tells Nikki Marmery how Solent is structuring CDOs this year to take advantage of spread widening

MassMutual launches new CDPC

New York-based Invicta will act as a counterparty on CDS exclusively within structured credit rather than the single-name market, which its rivals serve

Bursting point: A deflating time for US housing market

The US housing market has come down to earth with a bump, but the landing has not been as hard as many investors had feared. There are even some positives to be gleaned from the recent strong performance of mortgage-backed securities and the success of…

The Big Interview: Paul Mingay

The head of credit at Morley Fund Management wants to see better transparency in the bond markets - but not at any price. Interview by Nikki Marmery

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