Structured Bonds

  • How would UK capital markets handle a BoE rate hike?

    How would UK capital markets handle a BoE rate hike?

    A Bank of England rate hike is in no one's short term thinking. But if it happened, it could be dire for the housing market and therefore, for those parts of the capital markets that exist because of it.

  • The power of making a fuss

    The power of making a fuss

    As head of BlackRock, the largest asset manager, Larry Fink’s pivot to responsible investing in recent years has been influential.

  • Markets must face up to new deadlines for Libor transition

    Markets must face up to new deadlines for Libor transition

    Banks should stop issuing loans and bonds linked to Libor by October, according to the Bank of England’s Working Group on Sterling Risk-Free Reference Rates. But the scale of the challenge facing firms, particularly in the loan market, is causing concern.

  • Chinese Christmas present for Aldesa bondholders

    Chinese Christmas present for Aldesa bondholders

    Struggling Spanish construction group Aldesa saw a Christmas bounce in its Caa1-rated bonds, following a December 25 takeover deal and capital injection from China Railway Construction Corporation.

  • From CMBS to high yield Reit: hospital finance saga nears the end

    From CMBS to high yield Reit: hospital finance saga nears the end

    Bonds in two pre-crisis CMBS deals backed by UK hospitals, are set to be repaid following a bid from Alabama-based Medical Properties Trust for 30 properties backing the deal. The Reit will fund the deal with recently signed high yield bonds, drawing down the curtain on a saga which has seen the ill-fated 2007 CMBS restructured twice in the last five years.

  • Nordea signs €5.1bn risk transfer deal

    Nordea signs €5.1bn risk transfer deal

    Nordea has agreed a €5.1bn risk transfer securitization of corporate and small and medium-sized enterprise loans, to close in January. It is Nordea's second synthetic risk transfer deal and the first since it redomiciled into Europe’s Banking Union, which has given it a lead regulator more supportive of synthetic securitization than the Swedish regulator.

  • FSB warns of growing risks in leveraged loans, CLOs

    FSB warns of growing risks in leveraged loans, CLOs

    The Financial Stability Board warned on Thursday of growing vulnerabilities in the leveraged loan and CLO markets. Increased leverage, weak covenants and the rise of non-bank lenders have added risk and complexity to the market, according to the global watchdog of the financial system, and the investors don’t have enough visibility on the debt instruments they’re buying.

  • Default rate to rise in Europe next year after eerily quiet 2019

    Default rate to rise in Europe next year after eerily quiet 2019

    Europe will probably see an increase in rates of corporate defaults in 2020 as credit quality deteriorates. Moody’s expects the rate of defaulting junk-rated issuers to triple, pushing the figure above the long-term average after an extraordinarily quiet year.

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