Credit - 2008-11-01

Lee Olesky

The new CEO of e-trading platform Tradeweb, who has been involved with the firm - and the modern derivatives market - since their inception, talks to Matthew Attwood

Rescue remedy

Governments and central banks have finally acted to attempt to stem the crisis that engulfed the world's financial markets. But is their response too little too late? Laurence Neville finds out

Creating a monster

Funds that are under government control have grown rapidly in recent years, to the extent that the architects of these funds risk losing sight of why they were set up in the first place

Chris Crowley

October was the month that the credit event auction process was tested to its limits, with Lehman Brothers, Fannie and Freddie, and WaMu all undergoing settlement. Credit spoke to the strategy manager at Creditex to find out how the process bore up…

Joyce Chang

The head of emerging markets research at JPMorgan talks to Dalia Fahmy about how the sector is adapting to the upheaval in the the global markets

Rebooting the dollar market

Issuing a $4 billion deal in the climate of fear and uncertainty that characterised October's primary market required courage. Yet someone was needed to break the deadlock and IBM stepped forward. Simon Boughey looks at the deal's effect on the dollar…

Lawmakers take aim at CDS market

Regulators have been threatening the credit derivatives market with draconian new legislation in a bid to curb practices that supposedly exacerbated the current turmoil. But the lawmakers' belligerent comments are somewhat akin to closing the windows…

Collateral damage

The practice of posting collateral against the risk of failed derivatives trades may protect dealers from the worst of the losses arising from Lehman's bankruptcy, says Joseph Pimbley. But what about trades that were not covered by such collateral…

High five for distressed investors

There is a celebratory mood amongst distressed debt investors. Having spent several years scratching around for opportunities in a raging bull market, their cup now runneth over. We profile five leading funds in the distressed arena

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