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Issue 210 - 24th November

  • News Analysis

    • CDS
      • Curve appeal

        Current conditions attractive for credit curve trading

        Credit curves have steepened dramatically since the credit crisis and are set to become even steeper. Against this background, credit curve trading is starting to look like an attractive - albeit complex - option. Several factor...

  • Market Reports

    • ABS
      • Secondary Euro ABS lacks conviction

        There has been a lull in the European secondary ABS market this week, as investor uncertainty continues to lurk within the sector. At the same time, primary new issuance continues to flourish with the pricing of two high profile deals today. "The m...

      • A premature lull for Euro ABS

        The European ABS market is creeping further into its end-of-year lull, prompted largely, traders say, by Ireland's crisis. "It has been very quiet over the last week," one ABS trader confirms. This, he says, is due to the Irish sovereign crisis, wh...

    • CLOs
      • Euro CLO market fights back

        The European CLO market has made an aggressive come-back this week. With Ireland's sovereign crisis addressed, the demand for mezzanine paper and bid-lists has exceeded expectation. "The market is trading better by the bid-lists," one CLO trader re...

      • Investor caution amid new US CLO issuance

        The US secondary CLO market has seen a dip in activity this week as bid-lists prove to be the only source of supply. The primary sector has, however, received a boost with the pricing of four deals. "Bid-lists are the only form of supply in an othe...

  • News

    • Insurance-linked securities
      • New Atlas cat bond markets

        Aon Benfield is marketing the latest catastrophe bond from SCOR's Atlas programme. The €60m Euro windstorm and Japanese quake deal has been given a preliminary rating of single-B minus by S&P. The second series form SCOR's Atlas V...

  • Provider Profile

    • Ratings
      • African focus

        Alfons Ideler, director and head of structured finance at Global Credit Ratings (GCR), answers SCI's...

        Q: How and when did GCR become involved in structured finance? A: GCR first became active within structured finance over 10 years ago. We began by rating trade receivable transactions in South Africa. Q: Which market constituent is your main clien...

  • Job Swaps

      • LatAm head recruited

        Crédit Agricole has appointed Gordon Kingsley as head of Latin America debt and credit mark...

      • Advisory head named

        Western Asset Management has appointed Powell Thurston as head of advisory services. In this role, h...

    • CMBS
      • Real estate firm adds evp

        Cole Real Estate Investments has appointed Mitchell Sabshon as evp and coo. Sabshon will be responsi...

      • CRE broker recruited

        Voit Real Estate Services has hired commercial real estate broker Darren Tappen. For the past seve...

    • RMBS

  • News Round-up

    • Real Estate
      • Gain seen in US CRE prices

        The latest Moody's REAL Commercial Property Price Indices (CPPI) indicate that US CRE prices increas...

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