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Monday, 27 February 2017

Credit Derivatives

UPDATE-Ardagh returns to bond market ahead of IPO plans

24 February 2017

Packaging company Ardagh made a quick return to the high-yield bond market on Friday with a dual-currency deal that will improve its debt profile ahead of a long-awaited initial public offering.

Viacom sweetens tax-related terms on new bond sale

23 February 2017

Investors piled into a hybrid bond offering from US media giant Viacom on Thursday, but the issuer had to sweeten some of the terms to reflect the risk of sweeping US tax reforms.

Jim Bonetti joins GTCR as head of capital markets

22 February 2017

Morgan Stanley’s co-head of leveraged finance Jim Bonetti has left the bank to join GTCR and lead its capital markets group, the private equity firm said on Wednesday.

Paris

OAT futures hit records on election volatility

IFR 2170 11 February to 17 February 2017

Open interest in futures contracts referencing French government debt hit record highs last week as a turbulent presidential election campaign drove yields on 10-year French OATs to their widest spread over German Bunds for more than four years.