Credit - Volume 7 / Issue 11

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 ... Ralf Preusser, European rates strategist at Deutsche Bank in London, explains how covered bonds work

Jim Kauffmann

The head of fixed income at ING Investment Management explains to Dalia Fahmy why it sometimes pays to play it safe. He should know: he is in charge of $65bn of investors' cash

Winner: Mobilink

In our monthly roundup of innovative deals in the credit market, we dish out the gongs to Mobilink's trailblazing bond, Lloyds TSB's Arkle RMBS and OTC Bank's hybrid

US managers set the pace in European CLO market

The burgeoning market for collateralised loan obligations in Europe has attracted the attention of large, established US managers, keen to get a piece of the action. So what effect is this influx of transatlantic thoroughbreds having on the European CLO…

A covenant for change

A sharp rise in LBO risk - thanks mainly to private equity funds' groaning warchests - has forced credit investors to look to protect themselves by pressurising issuers to include more robust covenant language in their offerings. So does this mean that…

D-day approaching

The day of reckoning in the credit markets (D-day, or Default Day) is looming, says Amy Falls. The question is not if but when and - as importantly - why?

No cherries left to pick

Selectivity is all well and good when there are viable names to choose from. But what happens when the whole market looks like a negative bet, asks Toby Nangle

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