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Capital-raising in direct listings: wait, what?

06 December 2019 |

Could the direct listing format withstand an injection of primary capital-raising? Yes, but not without complications.

What is a structured covered bond?

05 December 2019 |

A couple of deals recently have been described as structured covered bonds – usually in a mildly pejorative way. The phrase ‘structured covered bond’ has come and gone over the last twenty years, what does it even mean?

Taiwan’s stellar returns attract higher levels of risk

05 December 2019 |

The island’s risk score has been consistently deteriorating. This should be making investors cautious, despite the prospect of further solid gains.

Russia Inc focuses on ESG

05 December 2019 |

Sustainable financing is gaining ground in corporate Russia as firms look to improve their environmental, social and governance policies ‒ but can the country’s notorious polluters really go green?

The Euromoney Saudi Arabia Conference 2019 Highlights

04 December 2019 |

View all the highlights from The Euromoney Saudi Arabia Conference 2019!

It’s securitization, but not as we knew it

04 December 2019 |

The dynamics of the US securitization market have changed beyond recognition, while the role of banks in ABS has evolved too; the excesses of the past have gone and securitization is now a safe and reliable funding tool for consumer lending. So why don’t banks want to talk up their role in the market?

Securitization: RMBS gears up for windfall

04 December 2019 |

A deep and sustainable private-label RMBS market has always eluded the US thanks to the insuperable competitive advantage enjoyed by the GSEs; that could change if plans to remove these guarantees for higher-risk mortgages go ahead.

Securitization: Banks face up to student loans time bomb

04 December 2019 |

Concern is again growing over unsustainable lending to over-leveraged borrowers, financing vastly overpriced assets that are subsequently securitized; only this time it isn’t mortgages – it’s student loans.

Governance brings an M&A bounty to Japan

04 December 2019 |

A generation of bank-funded conglomerates is belatedly discovering corporate governance. The resulting divestment of non-core assets has private equity and foreign investment banks excited. Those that have stayed the course are well placed to benefit.

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