Credit - 2007-06-01

Back to basics: sukuk

We take you back to the credit basics to review everything you thought you already knew but were too afraid to ask ... In part 2 of our special Islamic finance back-to-basics, the chairman of Moody's Middle East co-ordination committee, Khalid Howladar,…

Issuer focus: VTB Bank Europe

VTB Bank Europe is the European arm of Russia's second-largest bank, VTB, which raised $8 billion in May in the biggest IPO so far this year. Global head of treasury Vladimir Sokolov talks to Nikki Marmery about investor demand for Russian debt and his…

Repricing the loan market

The advent of loan CDS trading has highlighted a huge differential between yields on cash and derivatives in this asset class. Laurence Neville asks whether loan CDS will force a major repricing of the cash loan market

John Addeo

Make the most of high-yield liquidity: it won't last for ever, says the portfolio manager at MFS Investment Management in Boston. Interview by Dalia Fahmy

Fears over LatAm consumer credit boom

A lending spree by Latin American banks has led to a massive rise in consumer debt. Banks are content to securitise these loans, but what happens when consumers start defaulting?

Column: John Birdwood

Investors of a certain vintage will know that there's nothing new about the subprime boom and bust. Savings and loan associations in the 1980s went through a similar ordeal

Column: Amy Falls

Markets are ignoring the likelihood of rate rises in the US. But inflation, dollar weakness and private equity exuberance may herald the sudden return of interest rate risk

The CDO manager hit parade

With nearly 300 CDO managers plying their trade in today's global markets, investors are hard-pressed to decide who's top of the pops and who's a one-hit wonder. Rachel Wolcott speaks to influential investors to find out which managers they really rate