Credit - 2007-03-01

Subprime mortgages trigger ABX sell-off

Investors in the subprime mortgage sector might have been expecting some kind of market correction after a jump in delinquency rates at the back end of 2006. What they weren't expecting was a full-scale stampede out of the ABX index. Credit reports

Purva Sule

The head of the financial services practice at Pipal Research in Chicago explains why more investment banks are offshoring credit research

Winner: Wienerberger

Amongst the month's most innovative and ground-breaking deals in the credit markets, we highlight Wienerberger's hybrid, Anderson Valley II CDO and HBOS's $3bn covered bond

It's different this time - really

The advent of the structured credit market has changed investors' understanding of risk. What's more, the triggers for widespread losses will not be the same this time round

Bob Buhr

The existence of so-called special shares in some European companies enables governments to block certain transactions such as acquisitions and LBOs. Understanding how they work is necessary for bondholders in assessing LBO risk, says the head of credit…

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 ... Juan-Carlos Martorell, director in structured credit marketing at ABN Amro in London explains the mechanics of CPDOs

The Big Interview: LMA

Should high-yield issuers publicly disclose details of their loan agreements? Nikki Marmery talks to the LMA about this thorny issue

Gearing up for ever higher leverage

Rising leverage in the global system coupled with fears for the accuracy of credit risk pricing dominated discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos this year. But not everyone is downbeat, as Matthew Attwood finds out

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