News analysis

  • First double luxco high yield issue

    27 October 2010

    The first high yield issue under a so-called double luxco structure has proved it is possible to protect junior creditors in French LBOs

  • Covered bonds could increase systemic risk

    21 October 2010

    Covered bonds have emerged as a clear favourite among supervisors. But they could be riskier than the securitisations they’re meant to substitute.

  • Investor-comfort dominates return SME deal

    21 October 2010

    A short-dated loan pool and originator risk retention enabled UniCredit to place the first German small-and-medium sized enterprise (SME) backed securitisation since the financial crisis. But lauding the return of the country’s SME-backed market might be premature

  • High yield battles with senior loan disclosure

    14 October 2010

    Disclosure of senior loans will be the next battle in Europe’s revived high yield market.

  • High yield growth is sustainable

    14 October 2010

    European high yield is here to stay with predictions for next year topping $60 billion.

  • In-house fill Asia capital markets forum

    14 October 2010

    A large number of in-house speakers have been confirmed for the IFLR Asia capital markets forum at the Four Seasons hotel in Hong Kong next month

  • The debt maturity wall myth

    14 October 2010

    Concern over the looming debt maturity wall is unfounded. It will be absorbed by the high yield issues expected to continue past the wall’s peak.