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  • Graduation ceremony

    UK revives student loan sale as fiscal hole deepens

    Top News | 03 November 2017

    The UK government will press ahead with the sale of a £3.7bn pool of student loans by the end of the year despite an ongoing review of university funding that could saddle it with a hefty compensation bill for investors that buy into the deal.

  • UK government resumes student loan book sale process

    Ticker | 31 October 2017

    The UK government has resumed the sale of a £3.7bn pile of student loans that it began in February before placing the deal on hold when a general election was called in April.

  • 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.

  • Barclays picks top team for capital markets

    People & Markets | 19 May 2017

    Barclays has appointed Jill Schwartz as global head of leveraged finance as part of a series of changes in its capital markets business.

  • BAML debt market veteran Tempelman retires

    People & Markets | 19 May 2017

    Marc Tempelman, vice-chairman of capital markets at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, is retiring from the bank, according to a market source.

  • Marc Tempelman

    MOVES-BAML debt market veteran Tempelman retires

    Ticker | 15 May 2017

    Marc Tempelman, vice-chairman of capital markets at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, is retiring from the bank, according to a market source.

  • Channel Tunnel

    Light at the end for Eurotunnel

    Top News | 12 May 2017

    Eurotunnel looks set to slash the cost of its whole business securitisation when it refinances an entire tranche, possibly this week, despite being forced to pay around €500m to unwind associated interest rate swaps.

  • MOVES-Deutsche Bank names Diamond to head SSA in EMEA

    Ticker | 10 May 2017

    Deutsche Bank has appointed Peter Diamond as the new head of its integrated supranationals, sovereigns and agencies (SSA) business, according to an internal memo seen by IFR.

  • UK deal pushed back until after election 

    Structured Finance | 05 May 2017

    The securitisation of £4.09bn of UK student loans has been pushed back beyond June 8, with the government taking the decision to delay bringing a large and new asset class to market during a general election.

  • MOVES-Senior debt bankers to leave BAML

    Ticker | 27 March 2017

    Three senior debt capital markets bankers at Bank of America Merrill Lynch are expected to leave the US bank in the coming weeks, according to multiple sources.

  • Prytania splits to seize advisory opportunities

    People & Markets | 10 March 2017

    Structured credit specialist Prytania is splitting its two main business lines – solutions and investment management – to maximise growing opportunities in advising clients on valuations of complex securities.

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