European IG spectrum likely to shrink, EM outlook dour

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By Max Bower
24 Jun 2016

The investment grade and emerging market loan markets have had a difficult time already this year, but the outlook has undoubtedly grown bleaker. Britain’s decision to leave the European Union has sent a shockwave through the markets that was simply too large to quickly comprehend.

“I am just shocked,” said one senior loan banker in London. “I have no idea on the pipeline and how this will affect it. No one knows what is going on frankly.”

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