Credit - 2007-11-01

Profile: Avarina Miller

The senior vice-president at Demica, the provider of working capital services, talks to Matthew Attwood about how volatility is increasing appetite for more traditional structures

Funds of funds surge back into credit

Lured by the return of relative value, funds of funds are once again investing in credit. In these troubled times, they argue that the diversification of their strategies offers safer investments than single-manager credit hedge funds. Nikki Marmery…

Market Graphic - Fed rate cuts

Stephen Gallagher, chief US economist at Societe Generale, looks at whether Fed rate cuts will succeed in calming the troubled waters of the US economy

Hedge funds: The bargain hunters

There are rich pickings to be had amongst the ruins of the summer's ravaged credit markets: hedge funds that survived the crisis are now putting together funds to invest in the wide availability of cheap securities. Nikki Marmery meets the executives at…

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 ... Mel Mitchley, industry relations director at Callcredit, looks at the credit search market

Legal Spotlight

In the first of a two-part article, Laurence Pettit, a partner at Baker & McKenzie, argues that credit rating agencies are not the malign influence that some would portray them as; rather they are a product of a regulatory regime that gave them the space…

The subprime shake-down

The subprime mortgage market - the root of all the summer's troubles - may well be in turmoil but nobody is suggesting it is about to disappear as a source of financing for securitisations. The question is, what part will it play when the dust finally…

Q&A: Rick McVey

In the wake of news that Thomson is to sell off part of TradeWeb, we ask the chief exec of e-trading platform MarketAxess how he sees the electronic bond trading landscape evolving

Apocalypto Now

A misguided trust in models to predict likelihood of default lies at the heart of this instability, reckons Nigel Sillis

Starting from zero

The EBRD's Alex Tanase has worked with mortgage lenders across central and eastern Europe to develop nascent mortgage markets - often starting from nothing. By Dippy Singh

Doing the right thing

HBOS has been at the forefront of structuring mortgage finance deals in the European markets. During recent turmoil, the bank has twice issued covered bonds in a bid to reopen that sector. It seems that head of securitisation and covered bonds at Bank of…

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