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  • Informa weighs up switching PPs for bonds

    Private Debt

    Informa weighs up switching PPs for bonds

    Informa, the UK publishing and events business, has said it is considering paying back its private debt placements and issuing bonds instead. Companies tend to avoid early repayment in the PP market because of the cost of makewhole payments, but several market sources said Informa was trying to extricate itself from financial covenants.

  • Iosco warns of regulatory action over DCM mandate pressure

    Regulation

    Iosco warns of regulatory action over DCM mandate pressure

    Banks may be using their lending relationships with companies to press them into granting bond mandates, the International Organisation of Securities Commissions has warned. This follows the UK Financial Conduct Authority's remarks about similar pressure for equity mandates in April.

  

  

People & Markets

  • Tempers flare as banks vie for EU bond glory

    The delayed launch of the European Commission’s vast funding programme has thrown bond bankers into a fever of anticipation. The immense prestige of a programme of such international importance, as well as the sizeable fees to be won, means they are under huge pressure to develop strong relationships with the EC and win mandates. Some are beginning to vent frustration.

  • Iosco warns of regulatory action over DCM mandate pressure

    Iosco warns of regulatory action over DCM mandate pressure

    Banks may be using their lending relationships with companies to press them into granting bond mandates, the International Organisation of Securities Commissions has warned. This follows the UK Financial Conduct Authority's remarks about similar pressure for equity mandates in April.

  • ‘Society benefits from short sellers’ — Gabriel Grego, CIO of Quintessential Capital

    ‘Society benefits from short sellers’ — Gabriel Grego, CIO of Quintessential Capital

    Gabriel Grego, managing partner and chief investment officer at Quintessential Capital, is known among investors for his devastating critiques of fraudulent companies. A former paratrooper in the Israeli Defence Force, Grego is on what he sees as a moral crusade to sniff out corporate corruption. He is adamant, he tells GlobalCapital, that activist short selling is a force for good in financial markets — and society as a whole.

  • New roles for Marsh, Verri at Goldman

    New roles for Marsh, Verri at Goldman

    Goldman Sachs has given new titles to leaders in its credit finance, investment grade capital markets and equity capital markets businesses.

  • Stop hand-wringing about the sovereign doom loop

    The coronavirus pandemic has sparked an unprecedented wave of sovereign borrowing. Much of the paper has, unsurprisingly, ended up on the balance sheets of domestic banks. This has, equally unsurprisingly, prompted a fresh round of worry about the strengthening of the sovereign-bank nexus.

  

Southpaw
by David Rothnie

SSA

Emerging Markets