Credit - 2007-07-18

Allen Sinai

The president of Decision Economics in Boston has advised five US administrations on economic policy. He tells Dalia Fahmy why he's turned more bullish on the global economy

Issuer Focus - Network Rail

Network Rail's head of corporate finance, Samantha Pitt, talks to Nikki Marmery about the company's unique historical legacy, its plans to start issuing debt from its own balance sheet and its renewed focus on index-linked bonds

Q&A - Robert Gardner

Under pressure to improve transparency, pension schemes are increasingly seeking to manage deficit/surplus volatility. The co-founder of consultancy Redington Partners in London explains how credit can play a part in that drive

Legal Spotlight

Powers extended to the new pensions regulator in the UK may make it more difficult for some merger and buyout transactions to take place. Bob Buhr explains how credit investors may stand to gain

The Big Interview - Tim Polglase

As a massive increase in covenant-lite loans sends jitters through the investor community, the head of leveraged finance at law firm Allen & Overy in London tells Nikki Marmery that cov-lite merely reflects a changing market dynamic


In our usual roundup of eye-catching deals in the credit market, we focus on Italian utility Enel's EUR5bn bond, a natural catastrophe CDO from ABN Amro, and SocGen's green CDO

Exchange-traded credit contracts

We take you back to the credit basics to review everything you thought you already knew but were too afraid to ask ... John Nyhoff, a director in research and product development at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, reviews the basics of exchange-traded…

The Shape of things to come

Tetragon is one of a new breed of hedge funds trying their luck as a publicly traded company. Following its IPO in April, it hopes to bring its specialist brand of highly managed CLOs to a wider pool of equity investors. Dalia Fahmy speaks to the firm's…

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