Monday, 17 December 2018


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  • IFR Americas Cover 2015

    IFR Americas Review of the Year 2015

    In many ways, 2015 didn’t seem as if there was much of a correction going on. US investment-grade bond issuance steamed to yet another annual record – breaking the mark in October this time, as opposed to November in 2014 and December the year before that. The Fed’s first rates hike was supposed to come early in the year, then the spring, then the summer. But it didn’t – and new offerings just kept piling into the primary market.

  • IFR Bank Capital Roundtable 2015 cover image

    IFR Bank Capital Roundtable 2015

    The Great Bank Capital Debate rumbles on. IFR’s latest event on this evolving topic was held as the TLAC and MREL initiatives wend their way closer to final versions at the same time as banks are – to the extent the rules have been finalised or where the direction of travel is otherwise clear – fine-tuning resolution plans, working towards assumed leverage ratio minimums, and dealing with funding, liquidity and a host of other issues in a world that has become increasingly convoluted.

  • IFR DCM Cover

    IFR DCM Special Report 2015

    Shape-shifting: The debt market is a singular animal: no matter what situation arises, it simply evolves in order to address it.

  • IFR ECM Roundtable 2015

    IFR European ECM Roundtable 2015

    IFR’s Europe, Middle East and Africa ECM Roundtable was held on June 25 just as Greece had caused European debt issuance to slump. Yet this was an upbeat discussion held amid a flurry of issuance.

  • IFR Eurozone Special Report

    IFR Eurozone Special Report 2015

    Stimulating times: After years of bailouts, downturn, debt, fouls and penalties, it would appear the eurozone first team is finally showing signs of being ready to compete. The technical staff’s promise to do “whatever it takes” to keep the team together gave both players and supporters a lift. And after overcoming question of its legality, the additional stimulus provided by quantitative easing is providing additional confidence that they can cope should

  • IFR Future of IBD Roundtable 2015 Cover Image

    IFR Future of IBD Roundtable 2015

    IFR’s Future of IBD Roundtable, covering the primary origination and advisory businesses (capital markets underwriting and advisory), was a fascinating foray into a key set of client-facing businesses. These are businesses that may not have been a target for re-regulatory endeavour but they are businesses that have nonetheless been directly impacted by strategic efforts afoot in play across the industry as a result as banks seek to manage the seminal transformation from bloated revenue-seeking institut

  • IFR German Corporate Funding Roundtable 2015

    IFR German Corporate Funding Roundtable 2015

    IFR’s latest German Corporate Funding Roundtable, held in Frankfurt on October 15, surveyed the financing and macro landscape not just from the debt and loan capital markets sell-side perspective; senior treasury representatives from three major German-based multinationals – Bayer, Daimler and SAP – additionally offered some fascinating insights into the corporate finance and funding panorama as viewed from the client side.

  • IFR German SME Funding Roundtable 2015 Cover image

    IFR German SME Funding Roundtable 2015

    IFR’s 2015 Roundtable on German SME Funding, held on June 16 in Frankfurt, took place in the wake of violent swings in the bond market. Not long before the discussion, volatility in 10-year Bund futures had hit levels it hadn’t seen for three years as the broad market lost its sang-froid.

  • IFR Green Bond Roundtable 2015 cover image

    IFR Green Bonds Roundtable 2015

    Few capital markets developments of recent years have matched the rise and rise of green bonds. The sustainable theme has taken the capital markets by storm over the past year throughout the broad ecosystem of issuers, underwriters, investors, rating agencies, second-opinion providers, industry trade bodies and NGOs

  • IFR India Special Report 2015

    IFR India Special Report 2015

    High expectations: Eighteen months into Narendra Modi’s government, things are looking up for India. Growth is quickening, inflation is under control, and reforms are coming through. Harnessing that momentum, however, remains a constant challenge, and India’s prime minister will need to work hard if he is to come close to meeting his grand ambitions.

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