Credit - Volume 9 / Issue 1

Bailout time for SIVs

Investors are watching eagerly as banks unveil plans to restructure their ailing SIVs. Hardeep Dhillon looks at the various schemes and how they affect the proposed M-LEC 'super-SIV'

Legal Spotlight

As the credit cycle turns and the market prepares for a rise in the speculative-grade default rate, Stephen Phillips, partner at White & Case, fears that high-yield bondholders across Europe may be marginalised in the next wave of restructurings

The Big Interview - Moody's

Brian Clarkson and Frederick Drevon from under-fire rating agency Moody's talk to Credit about what areas of their business they intend to tighten up and what effect the liquidity crisis may have on the broader market

Q&A - Ali Pichvai

The managing director of trading technology provider Quod Financial talks about multi-asset trading and how this technique can benefit both buy and sell sides

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 ... We look at structured investment vehicles, the problem child of the credit markets

Column - Max Bublitz

Ben Bernanke's recent drive to increase transparency within the Fed is well-intentioned, but at times of financial stress the market needs strong leadership not 'free association sessions'

Profile - Andrew Kasapis

Matthew Attwood talks to Credit's new columnist Andrew Kasapis, director of consultancy Credit Hedge Ltd, about what was behind this year's subprime snarl-up

Covered Bonds rates or credit?

In these times of uncertainty for the credit markets, covered bonds have become something of a refuge for investors. Their seniority in the capital structure and close relationship to Bunds have led some in the market to treat them as a proxy for rates…

The drive for convertibles

Hedge funds are exploring opportunities in convertible arbitrage, a trade that appeared to have gone out of fashion permanently back in 2005. With the promise of lucrative returns having put this strategy firmly back on the map, investors now need to be…

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