Credit - Volume 8 / Issue 5

Florence Lombard

The executive director of the Alternative Investment Management Association in London talks to Nikki Marmery about the current challenges of representing the hedge fund industry

Canaras Capital

Anthony Clemente, chief executive of New York-based investment manager Canaras Capital, talks to Victor Anderson about the challenges facing a start-up business in the 'alternative' fund management space, including the thorny issue of transparency

Q&A: Laura Fazio

The head of media and entertainment in the Americas at Dresdner Kleinwort in New York explains what film distribution securitisations offer investors

Russia wakes up to ABS

After years of being the 'next big thing', the Russian asset-backed securitisation market has finally arrived. Laurence Neville looks at the factors that have caused this sleeping giant to awaken

The CDO Factory

CDO boutique Cohen & Company has emerged as a major force in the structured credit market. But as a niche operator, it has to think and act fast to stay ahead of the competition. Dalia Fahmy talks to senior management and discovers that the key is…

Back to basics: Shari’ah principles

We take you back to the credit basics to review everything you thought you already knew but were too afraid to ask ... Khalid Howladar, chairman of the Middle East co-ordination committee at Moody's in London, runs through the Shari'ah principles that…

Investors shy away from curve steepeners

Credit curve steepener trades using constant maturity swaps have emerged as an innovative way to take advantage of the much-anticipated rise in credit volatility. So what is hampering take-up of these products? By Hardeep Dhillon

How to keep the barbarians at bay

The recent attempted buyout of Sainsbury's showed that no one is safe from the clutches of private equity; cash-rich houses are now clubbing together in joint bids to target even the largest names. Matthew Attwood explains the consequences for credit…

The Big Interview: Chris Flanagan

Following the crisis in subprime mortgages in the US, the head of global structured finance research at JPMorgan in New York talks to Dalia Fahmy about spillover risks for auto loans