News analysis

  • Bondholders: how to improve your distressed position

    21 Sep 2009

    Investors with distressed debt positions and no security are employing novel tactics to leverage their influence: maintain a large interest, collaborate with other bondholders, and get the press on side

  • Iosco advice unwelcome and costly

    10 Sep 2009

    Recommendations to increase scrutiny of verification and risk assurance practices on securitisation deals will meet opposition from practitioners, and could lead to big increases in deal costs

  • German insolvency plan backfires

    01 Sep 2009

  • China competition rules will help banks consolidate

    01 Sep 2009

  • Securitisation is back

    01 Sep 2009

    And structuring is key to new deals - whether it's to placate investors, create a new market or make the best of regulation

  • The coroner's inquest

    01 Sep 2009

    Sovereign documentation must strengthen trustee responsibilities and prevent states from buying debt they have defaulted on

  • Breaking convertibles

    01 Sep 2009

    Convertible bond investors will simply leave the US if a circuit-breaker rule makes short selling harder. Just when companies need that funding most

  • GM offer sets Europe precedent

    01 Sep 2009

    The $27 billion GM exchange offer was the first retail offer approved by the UKLA and persuaded Italy to reform its onerous bond restructuring rules

  • The perils of underwriting-lite

    01 Sep 2009

    Dealer managers should seek proper legal protections in liability management, argues Tom Pauk of Citigroup

  • No bankruptcy reform, yet

    01 Sep 2009

    Martin Rogers and Donna Wacker at Clifford Chance don't think Hong Kong bankruptcy reform is on the agenda. But corporate governance improvements are



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