Pain coming for senior bondholders, say Credit Institute panellists


The Irish government has, for the time being at least, resisted the temptation to impose haircuts on senior unsecured investors in bonds issued by the country’s ailing banks. But panellists at the latest Credit Institute event held on December 2 believe this option will become a favoured option by regulators as new special resolution regimes are established.

Regulators and governments are determined to avoid bailing out failing banks at taxpayers’ expense. With many investors balking at the

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