Credit - Volume 7 / Issue 7

John Ryding

The chief US fixed-income economist at Bear Stearns gives his views on the outlook for inflation, the Fed's interest rate policy in the year ahead and how asset markets will react to further rate increases. Interview by Saskia Scholtes

Cash products and derivatives

JPMorgan's derivatives and structured credit know-how keeps it at the top of the tree, but Deutsche Bank and Barclays Capital close the gap

Winner: Solvay Finance

In our monthly roundup of innovative deals, we pay tribute to Solvay Finance's hybrid securities deal, Barclays Capital's CCO and a catastrophe bond from Swiss Re

Taiwan's CDO explosion

Since its launch in 2005, Taiwan's CDO market has been surprisingly buoyant. But with investors reaching saturation point, is the market nearing its natural limits? Hardeep Dhillon investigates

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... Rob Pomphrett, head of structured product syndicate at RBC Capital Markets in London, explains how CDOs work

Anton Simon

The head of European high yield at Putnam Investments in London explains why European high yield is still a good news story

Angela Osborne

Dresdner Kleinwort's head of hedge fund sales in London tells Nikki Marmery why she finds dealing with these clients so rewarding

Research and strategy

After a year of upheaval on credit research desks, voters reward UBS and Deutsche Bank for their continued commitment to this area

Credit Spreads: the new horizon

Despite recent volatility in global markets and the prospect of a rising default rate, spreads in corporate debt - particularly high yield - remain tight. Credit talks to four market participants to find out where they see performance for the rest of 2006

E-trading and services

Voters recognise MarketAxess for its multi-dealer platform while Lehman takes Best Index Provider. Plus an award for Markit's operational support

Understanding LDI

Selling LDI 'products' can be misleading, warns Peter Knez. Managing liabilities and assets is much more complicated than these 'solutions' suggest

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