Covid-19

People & Markets

  • Loan market looks to make WFH a permanent feature

    Loan market looks to make WFH a permanent feature

    The loans market has been one part of the capital markets that has perhaps unsurprisingly taken to working from home easier than most. Some loans bankers even see a world after the pandemic where one or two days a week working out of the office becomes the norm.

  • OSFI releases Canadian covered bond liquidity bottleneck

    OSFI releases Canadian covered bond liquidity bottleneck

    A leading covered bond investor has reacted positively to a series of measures announced by Canada’s Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions’ (OSFI) which have effectively provided stable access to emergency funding, including a temporary increase in the amount of covered bonds the country's banks can issue. The move comes after a heavy spell of supply that had sparked concerns that Canadian banks were struggling for cash.

  • Covered bond market running from home

    Covered bond market running from home

    The covered bond market’s reputation for a being a close knit community has served it well during this difficult period with members staying in close virtual contact as they self-isolate at home. On the whole, the experience has proved positive, though it’s clear that some have found it difficult to separate work from play.

 

COPPLESTONE'S CARTOON

EM

Leaders

  • EM’s acid test

    For years, the best sovereign issuers in the emerging markets would boast that their latest bond deal showed how much the mystical “international financial community” supported the current administration’s macroeconomic management. And EM investors would pretend that buying the stuff was to have the map to Treasure Island.

  • Corona bonds: an idea that cannot be contained

    ‘Corona bonds’ have been talked up so much that the EU risks underwhelming the market by failing to act. It has become a question of political solidarity within the region, not simply one of debt management.

  

 

DEAL CARTOON

Books bulge after BoA reopens FIG with big numbers

Bank of America

Equity