Credit - 2008-10-01

The Big Interview: Ron Kazel

The managing director of agency MBS investor Annaly Capital Management talks to Sarfraz Thind about the impact of the recent decision by the US government to back mortgage agencies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Understanding 'true LTV'

Risk management is now top of the boardroom agenda for mortgage lenders across the globe. Mark Witherspoon of UKValuation explains why understanding the concept of 'true loan-to-value' is a key element of any lender's approach to risk management

Beware the Russian bear

The tables have turned on the Russian debt markets. After a splurge of corporate issuance in the last three years, the latter half of this year has proven a tough time for the country's financial markets. Falling oil prices, the Georgian conflict,…

Exclusive Interview: Jerry Del Missier

It's been a month that will go down as a seminal time in the history of the banking industry. Big investment banks have failed. Others have stepped in, sensing an unmissable opportunity to extend their franchise. Barclays Capital is one of them. Its…

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... Michael Thompson of Standard & Poor's looks at factors influencing the credit crisis

Don't bet on the bank

The failure of a major investment bank. The bailout of the US mortgage agencies. The rumoured demise of further financial institutions. Now does not seem like the ideal time to be investing in the financials sector. Or does it? Laurence Neville reports

Profile: David Strachan

The FSA's head of financial stability would seem to have his work cut out for him. He talks to Alexander Campbell about new rules that should safeguard against future bank failures

The FX effect

US bond funds that invest in international assets have seen their returns hit by the recent rally in the US dollar. Dalia Fahmy looks at how fund managers are trying to insulate themselves from exchange rate movements and gauges market opinion on which…