The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) quarterly report is always worth the read. Whilst it is academic in style and length, it consistently raises material that matters. Taken from the September report, the graphic below highlights the big issues for global corporate debt. The rest of this short article explains each component and its importance.
One of the classic signs that the credit cycle is nearing the end is that borrowers that shouldn’t be getting financed not only get funded, but get it at terms that seem crazy.
June 2017 saw three notable failures of European banks under the new bank resolution regime. Investors seeking to avoid losses on future bank failures can takeaway eight key lessons from this month’s examples.
Australians have rightly applied the blowtorch to their politicians for housing being increasing unaffordable. The Federal Treasurer, Scott Morrison, has now turned the blowtorch onto financial regulators for their part in the problem. This article details what the regulators should have started doing years ago to fulfil their respective roles in creating a stable financial system.
With so many fund managers overcharging and underperforming it’s no surprise that there’s a trend towards internalising funds management. However, Harvard’s experience shows that internalising is far easier said than done.
The run of redemptions and lock-up of the Dallas Police and Fire Pension fund was entirely predictable. The same conditions exist elsewhere and point to a wave of state and local government pension and debt defaults in the coming decade.
Banks are complex, but understanding why banks fail and what can be done about it doesn’t have to be.
Many countries have crashed and burned on the journey to being a developed market – will China be another?
The following scenario shows how falls in the equity market in China could lead to a hard landing for its economy
Using Australia, Italy and Greece as case studies, this article looks at the frequently ignored problems building in sovereign debt.
Meredith Whitney’s prediction about US state and local governments defaulting is coming true – are subprime governments the next threat?
This article corrects much of the current discussion about liquidity for debt securities and puts forward the key things to focus on.