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ASIA CREDIT CLOSE: Investors pare risk ahead of holiday  

January 30, 2014

Spreads for some of the more liquid bonds, such as those from Chinese state-owned enterprises and banks, were 5bp to 10bp wider as the market neared an early close.


Credit Swaps in U.S. Snap Two-Day Fall; Ardagh Group Plans Bonds  

January 30, 2014

A measure of U.S. corporate credit risk snapped a two-day decline before the Federal Reserve’s decision on monetary stimulus amid turmoil in emerging markets.


Europe’s Banking Risk Plan Is a Long Shot  

January 30, 2014

The European Union on Wednesday revealed a long-awaited proposal to reduce the systemic risk posed by big banks, a measure that would bring the bloc’s regulations more closely into line with those of the United States.


RPT-Fitch: G-SIBs Meet Basel III Standards Early with 10.1% Average CET1 Ratio  

January 30, 2014

Fitch Ratings analysis shows that the global systemically important banks (G-SIBs) have essentially met their Basel III capital requirements early, with an average Basel III Tier 1 common equity (CET1) ratio of 10.1% at the end of Q313, according to a new report based on data available for 27 of the 29 banks.


Credit Risk Ends Longest Rising Streak Since May 2012 in Europe  

January 29, 2014

The cost of insuring corporate bonds against losses fell by the most in seven months in Europe, ending the longest rising streak since May 2012, as a rally in emerging-market currencies restored investor confidence.


U.S. Bancorp Sells $2.75 Billion of Bonds; Credit Swaps Hold  

January 29, 2014

U.S. Bancorp (USB) sold $2.75 billion of bonds after the nation’s largest regional lender reported quarterly profit that beat analysts’ expectations. A measure of corporate credit risk held at about a two-month high.


Local authority mandates face retail reclassification under Mifid II  

January 29, 2014

Local authority pension mandates could be reclassified as retail under Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (Mifid) proposals.


Dah Sing dispels Basel doubts  

January 27, 2014

Last week’s offering of Basel III-compliant Tier 2 bonds from Hong Kong-based Dah Sing Bank pointed to increasing investor comfort with this relatively new form of subordinated debt in Asia.


Post-Volcker, trading at the big banks is up  

January 27, 2014

At Goldman, JPMorgan, and Bank of America, there are signs that the risky business Washington was trying to root out continues to grow.


EU Risk Retention Requirement: A Workable Solution For US CLO Collateral Managers?  

January 27, 2014

National regulators in EEA member states impose penal risk weights on securitisation investments in respect of which the requirement in Article 405 has not been satisfied in any material respect by reason of the negligence or omission of the investing credit institution or investment firm.

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