This paper analyses the weaknesses of preference shares, using recent Australian examples to illustrate the issues.
This article details specific measures banks should take beyond current prudential guidelines to de-risk their home lending operations in advance of a potential fall in house prices.
This article uses the 5 C’s of credit to analyse the creditworthiness of Greece and to provide an opinion on the recently issued bonds.
This article analyses whether taxpayer assistance for Qantas is fair and necessary. It also estimates the cost of a government guarantee of Qantas debts.
This article defines the four phases of the credit cycle, then details how investors should position credit portfolios to profit from coming phases.
The question of whether Australian house prices are excessive is increasingly being asked. This article briefly reviews the theory and history of housing bubbles, before analysing Australian house prices and what impact a bubble could have on Residential Mortgage Backed Securities (RMBS).
In the lead up to previous credit crises, six indicators have pointed to the impending danger. This article analyses how China benchmarks against these indicators and concludes that China is highly likely to be heading towards a credit crisis and substantial economic downturn.
The Basel 3 bank reforms were proposed as a response to the problems of 2007-2009, with the changes intended to substantially lessen the likelihood of another round of global bank bailouts. This article examines the key reforms and puts forward an alternative view of what will best protect taxpayers from bearing the costs of future bank bailouts.