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CLO market: Corporate distress? Bring it on

13 December 2019 |

It is an almost unchallenged truth that the next crisis will be triggered by over-leveraged corporate borrowers crumbling under the weight of cheap debt that they have taken on over the last decade. Right in the middle of this are the CLO buyers that have made much of that lending possible. But rather than taking fright at the prospect of a slew of triple-C credits in their pools, the CLO market is running straight towards it.

Funding Xchange shows how data analytics will transform business lending

13 December 2019 |

Small companies with short trading histories and thin credit files make up a growing part of the economy that established banks are not set up to serve.

Brazilian banking: Caution, unprecedented forces at work

12 December 2019 |

It’s 2020: welcome to the decade of low-cost Brazilian banking.

Country risk: Indonesia’s in-built resilience makes it one to watch in 2020

12 December 2019 |

Positive macro-indicators and an enthusiasm for investor reforms are a recipe for optimism, despite the setbacks to manufacturing.

What is a structured covered bond worth?

12 December 2019 |

In my previous post I asked what a structured covered bond actually is. But how should it be valued?

High cost of European exchange data sparks investor revolt

10 December 2019 |

As European equity trading venues have proliferated, so the cost of market data has risen; but investors are fighting back with a cost-sharing venture.

MREL funding gap adds to pressure on Polish banks

09 December 2019 |

The need to raise funding in international markets comes at a bad time for a sector facing uncertainty over Swiss franc mortgage litigation and rising levies.

Capital-raising in direct listings: wait, what?

06 December 2019 |

Could the direct listing format withstand an injection of primary capital-raising? Yes, but not without complications.

What is a structured covered bond?

05 December 2019 |

A couple of deals recently have been described as structured covered bonds – usually in a mildly pejorative way. The phrase ‘structured covered bond’ has come and gone over the last twenty years, what does it even mean?

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