Europe: Sleepwalking into the next crisis?

Author: | Published: 24 Mar 2014

IFLR's cover story this month looks at developments in contingent convertible bonds (also known as CoCos), and the rapid maturation of the bank capital market. CoCos are bonds that are designed to convert into shares or be wiped out if a bank runs into trouble. Because these securities receive a regulatory seal of approval as a way for banks to build loss-absorbing...