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Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Equity Derivatives

SEC, CFTC merger talk revs up as swaps rules scrutinised

IFR 2166 14 January to 20 January 2017

US swaps governance, currently split between the SEC and CFTC, could be brought under one roof as a regulatory overhaul promised by Donald Trump reopens a long-running debate about a merger between the two agencies.

UPDATE 1-Lloyds Bank names Schaeffer as new North America CEO

12 January 2017

Lloyds Bank has promoted Andy Schaeffer to be CEO for North America and moved up two senior bankers in its capital markets business.

UPDATE 2-Honduras sees bond orders top US$5bn

12 January 2017

Honduras amassed more than US$5bn of orders for its US$700m 2027 bond on Thursday, allowing it to tighten pricing a good 25bp on its first cross-border issue in three years, sources told IFR.

UPDATE 2-Junk borrowers expected to raise US$4.2bn Thursday

12 January 2017

Activity in the US junk-bond market fired up on Thursday, with six issuers expected to raise a combined US$4.2bn on the busiest day of the year so far.

Lloyds Bank names Schaeffer as new North America CEO

12 January 2017

Lloyds Bank has promoted Andy Schaeffer to be CEO for North America, it said in an announcement on Thursday.

UPDATE 3-Brazil's Fibria drops controversial covenant language

11 January 2017

Brazilian pulp and paper company Fibria dropped controversial language on a 10-year Green bond on Wednesday amid strong investor pushback, sources told IFR.