Belgian investors place issuers under a microscope

Belgian investors place microscope on issuers

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Belgian investors take a closer look into issuers

Counterparty risk remains at the forefront of Belgian investors' minds, according to banks in the country. Many investors there were left nursing losses on Lehman Brothers-backed notes when the bank collapsed. Coupled with the collapse in global equity markets, this has led investors to view risks associated with specific issuers with caution, say market participants.

“Investors are becoming more aware of the risks of the issuer,” says Gaetan De Vliegher, head of structured products sales at

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