Tuesday, 20 March 2018

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  • Libor phase out issues for structured finance:S&P

    Ticker | 20 October 2017

    With LIBOR and related IBOR benchmark references slated to be phased out after 2021, S&P Global Ratings performed an initial review of structured finance IBOR exposures.

  • UK and EU flags

    Sovereign trading drifts to the continent

    Top News | 04 August 2017

    Credit Agricole is moving its government bond desk to Paris in September, leaving BNP Paribas the only major continental bank to retain London as a sole sovereign bond trading hub and prompting fears that political pressure is being applied on banks to pull business out of the city.

  • Mortgage

    New EU rule imperils securitisation market

    Top News | 21 July 2017

    A new European Union rule apparently designed to stop self-certified loans from being securitised - but with much wider implications - caused mayhem in the structured finance market last week. Spreads widened as the refinancing of certain RMBS paper was put in doubt, while potential new RMBS and NPL deals were shelved or put at risk.

  • Greece

    Greece chooses banks for bond return - sources

    Ticker | 19 July 2017

    Greece has hired six banks to arrange its comeback sovereign bond deal, according to sources, as it seeks to break a three-year impasse that has shut it out of the international debt markets.

  • Mortgage

    EU moves to stop securitised self-certified mortgage loans

    Ticker | 18 July 2017

    The European Union has made a late move to stop self-certified mortgage loans from being securitised.

  • novo banco espirito santo bes

    Clock ticking for Novo Banco LME ahead of August deadline

    Ticker | 26 June 2017

    Time is running out for the liability management exercise on which the sale of Portugal’s Novo Banco hinges, potentially derailing the process ahead of an August deadline.

  • An employee is seen walking over a mosaic of pound sterling symbols

    What did Barclays get for its £322m from Qatar?

    Top News | 23 June 2017

    In April 2012 Barclays announced one of its private equity units was partnering with the Qatar Asset Management Co to co-invest in natural resource assets.

  • Reckitt stays west for M&A bond

    Bonds | 23 June 2017

    UK consumer goods group Reckitt Benckiser stole the limelight in the US bond market last week - and disappointed hopeful European investors - printing a US$7.75bn four-part bond issue to finance its US$17.9bn purchase of US baby-food maker Mead Johnson.

  • A protestor wears a Theresa May mask

    Market shrugs at latest UK election shock

    Top News | 09 June 2017

    A hung UK parliament - one of the most unexpected UK election results in living memory - failed to roil financial markets in anything like the fashion experienced in the aftermath of the Brexit result a year ago.

  • BNP Paribas hires pair from Goldman

    People & Markets | 26 May 2017

    BNP Paribas has boosted its credit trading team with two hires from Goldman Sachs, according to a market source.