Credit - Volume 7 / Issue 4

All risk, no reward

Don't be fooled by tight spreads in emerging markets, warns Amy Falls. Just because you're not being paid to take on risk doesn't mean there isn't any

Raman Kalra

The director of Fitch Ratings' credit products group in New York tackles some of the hot issues surrounding private equity structured finance

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 ... Steven Miller, managing director of Standard & Poor's LCD in New York, looks at the leveraged loan market, who uses it and how it works

The great rating debate

A conference in Paris exposed some criticism of the way the rating agencies function. Issuers and investors feel the industry suffers from a lack of competition which has harmed service levels. Sarfraz Thind reports

CDS boost for pension funds

Pension fund managers have traditionally shied away from using credit derivatives. But in the current climate of ultra-narrow spreads, trying to outperform the market without using credit default swaps could prove to be a major handicap, as Sarfraz Thind…

Barclays capital's upward curve

Barclays Capital has vaulted into the debt market league tables in the US by reinvesting in profitable businesses and delving into deep pockets to attract the right talent. As the firm completes its debt line-up in the US with a new leveraged finance…

Melanie Mitchell

As event risk heightens, a thorough understanding of fundamentals will make all the difference to Aegon Asset Management UK, its head of credit research tells Hardeep Dhillon

Winner: J Sainsbury

This month's innovative deals in the debt capital markets are a CMBS offering from J Sainsbury, Comcast's $2.25 billion deal and RBC's Logan CDO II

Canada opens its borders

A change in regulation allowing investors to hold more debt issued by non-Canadian entities has proved a fillip to the country's bond markets. Nadia Damouni looks at how the credit markets in Canada are evolving

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