Crisis Talk

  • 'China is a paper tiger,' says Kyle Bass, Hayman Capital Management

    'China is a paper tiger,' says Kyle Bass, Hayman Capital Management

    Kyle Bass, made famous by shorting the US housing market in the run up to the financial crisis, has told GlobalCapital that the Chinese state is a paper tiger on the road to collapse. The Texan, who has been on a fierce campaign against the Chinese Communist Party for years now, says that US politicians are finally catching up with his position.

  • ‘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.

  • ‘We need Joe Rogan to run the Fed,’ says Hugh Hendry, former CIO of Eclectica AM

    ‘We need Joe Rogan to run the Fed,’ says Hugh Hendry, former CIO of Eclectica AM

    Hugh Hendry, the outspoken founder of former macro hedge fund Eclectica Asset Management, told GlobalCapital he sees no evidence for the re-emergence of global macro as a broad and viable investment strategy. Were volatility to rise again, Hendry says he may well get back into the financial fray but the likelihood of that is vanishingly slim.

  • Alireza Zaimi of the Public Investment Fund on navigating calamity

    Alireza Zaimi of the Public Investment Fund on navigating calamity

    Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund (PIF), which holds almost $400bn of assets under management, has played a critical role in maintaining financial stability during the coronavirus pandemic. Alireza Zaimi, head of corporate finance at the PIF, tells GlobalCapital how the fund weathered a commodity shock of unprecedented proportions, how the crisis has shaped its investment choices, and how its funding strategy has held up.

  • Andrew Cross, CFO of AIIB, on navigating the pandemic

    Andrew Cross, CFO of AIIB, on navigating the pandemic

    Beijing-headquartered Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has played a pre-eminent role in tackling Covid-19 this year, mainly by offering financial support to countries like Uzbekistan, Pakistan and Vietnam to combat the impact of the pandemic. But its work is not nearly over, as second and third waves of the coronavirus hit countries around the world.

  • Experts in crisis: how Rusal withstood the commodity shock

    Experts in crisis: how Rusal withstood the commodity shock

    Oleg Mukhamedshin, deputy chief executive of Rusal, which produces 9% of the world’s aluminium, tells Mariam Meskin how the company has weathered yet another rocky period in commodity markets. And how its sustainability credentials have been affected by oil spills at its affiliate, Norilsk Nickel, in May and June.

  • Static deals, European opportunities and the future of CLOs - Q&A with Palmer Square CEO Chris Long

    Static deals, European opportunities and the future of CLOs - Q&A with Palmer Square CEO Chris Long

    Kansas-based Palmer Square Capital Management has been one of the most active managers of the year, particularly in the pandemic era, with six CLOs priced in 2020. The firm, which manages $12.3bn in assets as of July 31, has specialized in static CLO issuance, and during the crisis was able to price three static deals in the US, as well as one in Europe. Chairman and CEO Chris Long spoke with GlobalCapital about the future of CLO market, the advantages of static deals in times of crisis and opportunities in Europe.

  • Economist Brad Setser on swap lines: Fed acted with speed and force

    Economist Brad Setser on swap lines: Fed acted with speed and force

    Many saw the US Federal Reserve’s decision to lend hundreds of billions of dollars to certain central banks at the height of the coronavirus crisis as pivotal in preventing further calamity in global markets. Brad Setser, senior fellow for international economics at the Council of Foreign Relations, gives a great deal of credit to the Fed for its forceful intervention. But if markets begin to see the US central bank as a global lender of last resort, there may be a greater risk of imprudent behaviour and more political tumult in the US.

  • ‘Corruption is incentive plus stupidity,’ says J Capital's Anne Stevenson-Yang

    ‘Corruption is incentive plus stupidity,’ says J Capital's Anne Stevenson-Yang

    Anne Stevenson-Yang is a director and co-founder of J Capital Research, a New York firm and short seller that specialises in Chinese companies, as well as international companies looking to grow their business in China. GlobalCapital spoke to Stevenson-Yang about the dangers of trusting financial reporting from China, and steps stock exchanges could take to stifle the likelihood of fraud.

  • Joel Consing, CFO of ICTSI, on tackling the coronavirus crisis

    Joel Consing, CFO of ICTSI, on tackling the coronavirus crisis

    Now is not the ideal time to be a port operator. International Container Terminal Services has faced a tough year, as the Covid-19 pandemic and geopolitical turmoil take a toll on global trade. But the Philippine company, which develops and operates container ports and terminals, moved quickly in response to the crisis in early 2020, boosting its liquidity and freezing its capital expenditure. ICTSI followed with two successful dollar bond sales in June and July.

  • Aperture’s Lahlou: AM fees must change

    Aperture’s Lahlou: AM fees must change

    Anis Lahlou is chief investment officer at Aperture Investors in London. He believes that asset managers must change the way they charge fees to their investors, by only charging them for market-beating performance.

  • IFFIm’s Doris Herrera-Pol on vaccines and the capital markets

    IFFIm’s Doris Herrera-Pol on vaccines and the capital markets

    The International Finance Facility for Immunisation (IFFIm) was set up in 2006 to provide funding to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, itself a public/private sector partnership, to expedite the vaccination of children in the poorest countries against endemic infectious diseases. Doris Herrera-Pol, IFFIm board member and former director of global capital markets at the World Bank, spoke to GlobalCapital about the role the capital markets can play in the development and deployment of a Covid-19 vaccine.

  • Siegfried Ruhl on how the ESM plans to help the eurozone through coronavirus

    Siegfried Ruhl on how the ESM plans to help the eurozone through coronavirus

    The European Stability Mechanism was set up in 2012 as a backstop for euro area member states that were unable to access the capital markets during the eurozone sovereign debt crisis. GlobalCapital spoke to Siegfried Ruhl, the ESM’s head of funding and investor relations to see how the institution is once again looking to play a crucial role to support the bloc through its Pandemic Crisis Support credit lines and how this will be financed.

  • Bertrand de Mazières, EIB: 'all of us have to do more in times of crisis'

    Bertrand de Mazières, EIB: 'all of us have to do more in times of crisis'

    Bertrand de Mazières is one of the best known and most respected figures in European debt capital markets. As director general of finance at the European Investment Bank (EIB), he oversees one of Europe’s most important bond issuers, a status not only due to the amount it issues each year, but also its role as a setter of standards and benchmarks for rest of the market — in good times and bad.

  • Impact investor Durreen Shahnaz: ‘we must go beyond social bonds’

    Impact investor Durreen Shahnaz: ‘we must go beyond social bonds’

    Durreen Shahnaz is founder and chief executive of Impact Investment Exchange (IIX), which says it created the world's first social stock exchange. She tells GlobalCapital about how we can rebuild a better economy, with the help of capital markets, after coronavirus.

  • Peter Gleysteen on the future of CLOs after coronavirus

    Peter Gleysteen on the future of CLOs after coronavirus

    Peter Gleysteen is a 40-year veteran of the leveraged lending market and the CEO and founder of AGL Credit Management, which recently priced the largest CLO since the coronavirus pandemic began. He spoke with GlobalCapital about the future of the CLO market and how it is facing up to the challenges of the Covid-19 crisis.

  • Film director Richard Curtis: ‘the time for tinkering is coming to an end’

    Film director Richard Curtis: ‘the time for tinkering is coming to an end’

    If UK pension savers knew how their money was invested, funds would be more inclined to invest exclusively in environmental, social and governance (ESG) assets. So argues Richard Curtis, the screenwriter, director and co-founder of Comic Relief. He has launched a public campaign, Make My Money Matter, to pressure UK pension funds to invest more sustainably.

  • ‘Father of venture capital’ Sir Ronald Cohen: We need a 'New Deal' on corporate impact

    ‘Father of venture capital’ Sir Ronald Cohen: We need a 'New Deal' on corporate impact

    Sir Ronald Cohen, one of the UK’s foremost private equity entrepreneurs, believes the Covid-19 crisis is an opportunity to transform western capitalism into a socially responsible enterprise that values a company’s impact on society as much as its profits. Cohen talks to GlobalCapital about the tremendous challenges facing the global economy, and how it can be transformed for the better.

  • ‘What Wirecard put its critics through is heinous’: Fahmi Quadir, Safkhet Capital

    ‘What Wirecard put its critics through is heinous’: Fahmi Quadir, Safkhet Capital

    Fahmi Quadir, founder of short-only Safkhet Capital, tells GlobalCapital her hedge fund increased its short position in Wirecard as the crisis surrounding it unfolded. She said German regulator BaFin should have properly investigated the claims levelled at Wirecard years ago, and pointed to the problem of auditors developing long-term relationships with companies.

  • Crisis Talk — with BBVA Treasury

    Crisis Talk — with BBVA Treasury

    BBVA is expected to take advantage of recent changes to Pillar 2 requirements with a greater proportion of senior preferred issuance but it has a modest need for subordinated issuance. The Spanish national champion also plans to make use of its Targeted Longer-Term Refinancing Operation (TLTRO) allotment from the ECB, which has been substantially increased.

  • Crisis Talk – John Hempton, CIO of Bronte Capital: ‘good things happen to bad people’

    Crisis Talk – John Hempton, CIO of Bronte Capital: ‘good things happen to bad people’

    John Hempton, the Australian short seller and self-styled eccentric, believes fraudulent companies will soon become evident in the corporate rubble left by the coronavirus pandemic. Hempton, who has bet against 1,100 companies over the course of his career, explained how his hedge fund Bronte Capital goes about finding rotten eggs in business and finance.

  • Crisis Talk – with Allison Salas, director, DWS Investment Management

    Crisis Talk – with Allison Salas, director, DWS Investment Management

    The months since the coronavirus outbreak have been a difficult period for the CLO market, as waves of loan downgrades and corporate bankruptcies create a turbulent environment for mangers to steer their deals through. Since March, the CLO space has seen various strategies employed by both managers and investors to mitigate the effects of the crisis. The pandemic has been a period of distress, but could also be a chance for players in the market to differentiate themselves and stand out, according to Allison Salas, CLO research analyst at DWS Investment Management. Salas spoke with GlobalCapital’s Max Adams on the evolution of CLO documentation, manager strategies and the implications of the Covid-19 outbreak for Libor transition.

  • Crisis Talk – Marcus John, CEO of Sports Capital Advisors

    Crisis Talk – Marcus John, CEO of Sports Capital Advisors

    Marcus John, founder and chief executive of Sports Capital Advisors, tells GlobalCapital to expect a wave of insolvencies in national sport leagues but, he believes, sports with global appeal should fare better after lockdowns ease. Whether TV rights, a key source of revenue for major leagues, will be impacted remains unclear.

  • Crisis Talk — with Miray Muminoglu, head of long-term funding and capital at Barclays

    Crisis Talk — with Miray Muminoglu, head of long-term funding and capital at Barclays

    Barclays was positively surprised at how quickly capital markets reopened and it wasted little time issuing senior and tier two deals while its treasury team were still working from home. The UK lender is likely to use the Bank of England's Term Funding for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (TFSME) facility, which will lower its secured funding needs. The bank was well capitalised going into the crisis and has buttressed itself against the expected tide of credit impairments with a prudent level of provisioning.

  • Crisis Talk — with Christopher Giancarlo, former CFTC chairman

    Crisis Talk — with Christopher Giancarlo, former CFTC chairman

    Chris Giancarlo was the 13th chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the US’s top derivatives regulator, until last year. Before his five years at the helm of the CFTC he enjoyed a successful career on Wall Street, which included a 13-year stint as executive vice-president of GFI Group. Since leaving the commission he has focused on digital asset technology, in particular the development of a digital dollar. GlobalCapital caught up with Giancarlo to discuss regulation during the coronavirus crisis and the future of cryptocurrencies.

  • Crisis Talk — with Ola Littorin, head of long term funding at Nordea

    Crisis Talk — with Ola Littorin, head of long term funding at Nordea

    Nordea has made extensive use of Nordic currency covered bond markets through the coronavirus crisis and, as spreads have stabilised, has selectively issued senior preferred deals across a broad range of other FX. The bank says it has plenty of time to meet its regulatory funding needs and has no imminent plans to issue subordinated debt given the recent relaxation of capital requirements.

  • Crisis Talk — with Jeremy Ghose, global head of Investcorp Credit Management

    Crisis Talk — with Jeremy Ghose, global head of Investcorp Credit Management

    Investcorp's Credit Management business is one of the largest CLO issuers in Europe, with 24 deals under its belt, and a firm focus on the large cap, broadly syndicated market. GlobalCapital spoke to its boss, veteran leveraged finance investor and banker Jeremy Ghose, about how the coronavirus crisis has changed the LBO market, what CLOs will look like in the future, and the grim outlook for direct lending.

  • Crisis Talk — with Juergen Klebe, head of funding and investor relations at Deutsche Hypo

    Crisis Talk — with Juergen Klebe, head of funding and investor relations at Deutsche Hypo

    Deutsche Hypo took advantage of the public Pfandbrief market before the coronavirus crisis struck and since then has been busy issuing privately placed senior deals. Spreads have since tightened, which should help issuance bounce back. But ready access to favourable European Central Bank repo funding means supply will be restricted. Some parts of the German commercial real estate market are likely to be facing trouble too, but even so, Pfandbrief investors are well protected.

  • Crisis Talk — with Thor Tellefsen, head of funding at DNB

    Crisis Talk — with Thor Tellefsen, head of funding at DNB

    DNB entered 2020 better capitalised than ever, and having taken the opportunity to get ahead with its regulatory funding at the end of last year, it was also better financed than ever. Even so, following the regulator's decision to delay implementation of MREL target by one year, DNB could return to the covered bond market in the latter half of 2020.

  • Crisis Talk — Carson Block, CIO of Muddy Waters: ‘If capitalism breaks, it’s capitalists who broke it’

    Crisis Talk — Carson Block, CIO of Muddy Waters: ‘If capitalism breaks, it’s capitalists who broke it’

    Muddy Waters has fostered a fearsome reputation as a credible, thorough and forceful short seller whose explosive reports are a danger to anyone harbouring a stake in its intended target. Carson Block, its founder and chief investment officer, told GlobalCapital he has never been wrong about a company he’s shorted, though that doesn’t mean he’s made money from every position he has held. According to Block, monetary policies intended to stimulate markets through financial crises actually corrode them, and stifle accountability for serious failures in corporate governance.

  • Crisis Talk — with Mediobanca’s funding heads, Carlo Masini and Paolo Labbozzetta

    Crisis Talk — with Mediobanca’s funding heads, Carlo Masini and Paolo Labbozzetta

    Mediobanca frontloaded regulatory issuance and completed its funding plan before the coronavirus crisis struck. While its corporate loan book has increased, deposit inflows have also improved which means the bank is in no hurry to return to the public market according to head of group treasury, Carlo Masini, and head of funding, Paolo Labbozzetta.

  • Crisis Talk — with Samaila Zubairu, CEO of the AFC

    Crisis Talk — with Samaila Zubairu, CEO of the AFC

    Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), the Nigeria-based multilateral development bank (MDBs), has emerged at the forefront of regional coronavirus rescue efforts, providing financing for emergency hospitals, medical aid and more. As Africa finds itself at the centre of global calls for emergency financing and debt relief, the AFC’s chief executive, Samaila Zubairu, talks to GlobalCapital about the bank’s response to the crisis, how its own fundraising plans have been affected, and the future of Chinese capital in the region.

  • Crisis Talk — with Jingdong Hua of the World Bank

    Crisis Talk — with Jingdong Hua of the World Bank

    Jingdong Hua has seen his fair share of crises. In Africa when the Rwandan genocide happened, in the Philippines when the Asian tsunami hit, in New York City when the twin towers fell on 9/11, he now finds himself in Washington, DC at one of the key institutions the world is desperately looking to to lead it out of the coronavirus crisis.

  • Crisis Talk — with Dan Zwirn of Arena Investors

    Crisis Talk — with Dan Zwirn of Arena Investors

    In the special situations arena there are few situations quite as special as a global pandemic, and few opportunities quite as large for investment firms that manage to navigate the sell-off in corporate credit, bank loans, CLOs and securitizations correctly. GlobalCapital spoke to Dan Zwirn, founder, CEO and CIO of Arena Investors, and a 25 year veteran of distressed debt and special situations investing about buying free volatility, where to play in retail, and why the CLO market has much further to fall.

  • Crisis Talk — with Alessandro Lolli, head of group treasury and finance, Intesa Sanpaolo

    Crisis Talk — with Alessandro Lolli, head of group treasury and finance, Intesa Sanpaolo

    Bank balance sheets are set to expand and Intesa's will be no exception. It will mean an an increased reliance on central bank funding. But apart from this, the Italian bank's mix of funding is likely to remain unchanged from February with the emphasis on regulatory capital. But as Alessandro Lolli, head of group treasury and finance told GlobalCapital, the bank has great flexibility in navigating its capital raising during the pandemic.

  • Crisis Talk — with Carsten Tegtmeier, Nord LB’s head of primary products

    Crisis Talk — with Carsten Tegtmeier, Nord LB’s head of primary products

    Unlike many banks, NordLB had been actively reducing its balance sheet well before the coronavirus crisis hit, so its need for funding is more modest than most. Though it seems likely Pfandbrief issuance will eventually return, German borrowers are hesitant to come to market, especially when there is cheap, plentiful central bank funding available. And, while Pfandbrief investors are well protected, it seems likely that a slow recovery in the commercial real estate market and a more questionable outlook for SME lending, will take its toll on lenders’ business models.

  • Crisis Talk — with ex-Macron adviser Shahin Vallée on the Franco-German rescue

    Crisis Talk — with ex-Macron adviser Shahin Vallée on the Franco-German rescue

    What is the significance of the agreement between German chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron on a European recovery package, funded through EU debt? GlobalCapital discussed it with Shahin Vallée, a senior fellow at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) and previously an economic adviser to Macron when he was France’s economy minister.

  • Crisis Talk — with Roger Bootle of Capital Economics

    Crisis Talk — with Roger Bootle of Capital Economics

    Governments across the world are scrambling to conjure up funds to offset the financial devastation of the coronavirus pandemic, including in the UK, which is expected to raise about £250bn between April and August alone. GlobalCapital spoke to Roger Bootle, economist and chairman of Capital Economics and recent author of “The AI Economy”, about the long-term implications of the UK’s higher borrowing.

  • Crisis Talk — with ANZ’s head of group funding, Mostyn Kau

    Crisis Talk — with ANZ’s head of group funding, Mostyn Kau

    Unlike many other banks, ANZ has had no need to draw on central bank emergency liquidity lines during the coronavirus pandemic. Its risk-weighted assets have grown but this has been offset by greater retail deposits. And, as head of funding Mostyn Kau revealed, what subordinated debt issuance it does have to do will be for regulatory reasons rather than to do with Covid-19 crisis funding.

  • Crisis Talk — with Investec’s Carlton Nelson on funding mid-caps through the pandemic

    Crisis Talk — with Investec’s Carlton Nelson on funding mid-caps through the pandemic

    As UK mid-cap companies face the worst disruption that most of them will have experienced, many are turning to their corporate brokers for advice on how to survive the coronavirus crisis. Carlton Nelson, co-head of Investec's corporate broking business, has worked on a number of Covid-19 capital raising deals for UK companies and shared his experiences of an unprecedented crisis — its effects on the business that needs to be done and how it is executed.

  • Crisis Talk — with Christophe Salmon, CFO of Trafigura, on hedging oil’s biggest crash

    Crisis Talk — with Christophe Salmon, CFO of Trafigura, on hedging oil’s biggest crash

    As a crucial middleman in the oil business, Trafigura has had to cope with concerns about the creditworthiness of some of its counterparts, and unprecedented volatility in the oil price that saw the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) contract turn negative at the end of April. Christophe Salmon, the company’s chief financial officer, explained how the company has coped with the crisis, and how its funding approach, based on deep banking relationships and a secured financing structure, proved resilient to the chaos around it.

  • Crisis Talk — with the EMF-ECBC's Luca Bertalot

    Crisis Talk — with the EMF-ECBC's Luca Bertalot

    Luca Bertalot, secretary-general of the European Mortgage Federation-European Covered Bond Council (EMF-ECBC), speaks to GlobalCapital about the covered bond market living up to its reputation, the ECBC’s Covid-19 task force and monitoring report, transparency enhancements, the scope for a revival of the public sector market, and how green European Secured Notes (ESNs) and covered bonds secured on energy efficient mortgages could be flagships in Europe’s economic recovery.

  • Crisis Talk — with Sairah Burki, managing director, regulatory policy at CREFC

    Crisis Talk — with Sairah Burki, managing director, regulatory policy at CREFC

    The fallout from the Covid-19 crisis has touched nearly every economic and employment sector, from the largest corporations to the smallest businesses. The pain has prompted an unprecedented policy response aimed at rescuing economies and markets, and further measures are likely to come. US commercial real estate has been especially impacted, with commercial mortgage lending slowing dramatically, already struggling retailers going dark across the country and a likely rethinking of the use of space following a nationwide experiment in working from home.

  • Crisis Talk — with virology expert professor Peter Openshaw on why post-Covid offices must adapt

    Crisis Talk — with virology expert professor Peter Openshaw on why post-Covid offices must adapt

    As Western societies begin to contemplate life returning to some semblance of normality, the financial industry is working out how best to balance the understandable desire to get back to how things were before the crisis with the very real threat of a new and more deadly wave of coronavirus brought on by a mass-return to offices. GlobalCapital’s Silas Brown spoke with Peter Openshaw, a specialist in immunology and virology and professor of experimental medicine at Imperial College, about the transmission of Covid-19 and how banks, investors and companies can reduce the risk of infection.

  • Crisis Talk — OCC’s John Davidson on clearing during coronavirus chaos

    Crisis Talk — OCC’s John Davidson on clearing during coronavirus chaos

    John Davidson is CEO of the Options Clearing Corporation, the equity derivatives clearing house. GlobalCapital caught up with him to discuss how clearing has held up in the Covid-19 crisis — during which equity markets endured huge volatility — and how he is planning for the return from lockdown.

  • Crisis Talk — with Santander UK's Martin McKinney

    Crisis Talk — with Santander UK's Martin McKinney

    Martin McKinney, senior manager of medium-term funding at Santander UK, speaks to GlobalCapital about the impact the UK’s lockdown on the bank’s balance sheet, central bank liquidity, and the bank’s changing mix of regulatory and pure funding.

  • Crisis Talk — VDP's Tolckmitt believes in strength of Pfandbrief bank liquidity

    Crisis Talk — VDP's Tolckmitt believes in strength of Pfandbrief bank liquidity

    A strong and growing deposit base, an active private placement market and sizeable proportion of prefunding has put the Pfandbrief banks in a strong liquidity position, the chief executive officer of the Association of German Pfandbrief Banks (VDP), Jens Tolckmitt, told GlobalCapital in an interview on Tuesday covering a wide range of other topics such as real estate values, the mortgage lending value and Basel III’s output floor.

  • Crisis Talk  — with Lloyds Bank's Peter Green and Liz Padley

    Crisis Talk — with Lloyds Bank's Peter Green and Liz Padley

    Lloyds Bank has got most of its covered bond and senior funding out of the way already this year — ideal, given the threat of the coronavirus pandemic to both bond markets and the wider economy. But the bank has also been busy optimising its capital stack, which should support its lending just when it is most needed.

  • Crisis Talk — with Lee Buchheit on EM's coming sovereign debt crisis

    Crisis Talk — with Lee Buchheit on EM's coming sovereign debt crisis

    Lee Buchheit is a veteran of sovereign debt restructuring and is considered by many to be a world expert in the field. He has worked on debt restructuring among many of the emerging markets countries, including Argentina, Greece and Venezuela. GlobalCapital caught up with him this week to discuss the debt crisis gripping the EM universe, and how private sector creditors should approach requests for debt standstills.

  • Crisis Talk — with VW's treasurer: how to cope without revenue

    Crisis Talk — with VW's treasurer: how to cope without revenue

    Volkswagen is one of the world’s biggest car companies and, in many years, Europe’s biggest corporate bond issuer. But being an A3/BBB+ rated credit with a strong following in the market does not guarantee you can refinance a €200bn debt load when a pandemic shuts down nearly all the world’s developed economies.

  • Crisis Talk – with Joseph Lau of Lord Capital

    Crisis Talk – with Joseph Lau of Lord Capital

    The coronavirus crisis looks to be a once in a career event for many who work in capital markets in terms of just how much of the economy is being impacted. It has frozen some markets, heightened illiquidity and the shut off of a primary pipeline that, before the pandemic, was expected to produce another robust year of new issuance across securitized assets.

  • Crisis Talk — with Frank Czichowski of KfW

    Crisis Talk — with Frank Czichowski of KfW

    In the first in a new series of crisis-time interviews with senior capital markets participants, GlobalCapital's Toby Fildes talks to Frank Czichowski, treasurer of Germany's KfW.

  • Crisis Talk with Andrew Cross - AIIB shows how working remotely can work

    Crisis Talk with Andrew Cross - AIIB shows how working remotely can work

    Can the capital markets function properly with its workforce operating remotely, whether from home or at disaster recovery centres? This question is becoming increasingly important as the Covid-19 infection rate rockets and the death toll grows. One organisation that has more experience of coping than most is the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, based in Beijing.