All Credit articles – Page 2

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    Credit: What’s in a name?

    April 2012 (Magazine)

    Confusing terminology aside, ‘short-duration high-yield’ looks like a compelling opportunity for low-volatility yield pick-up. Martin Steward assesses the risks, and underlines the importance of defining objectives

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    Credit: Coupons and principles

    April 2012 (Magazine)

    While corporates increasingly have to turn to capital markets for funding, now is the time for investors to push their ESG requirements, writes Joshua Hughes

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    Credit: The cleanest dirty shirt

    April 2012 (Magazine)

    Non-financial corporate credit is perfectly poised for the macro environment, but spreads are tight – and other areas of the credit spectrum present considerable risks. Joseph Mariathasan reports

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    Credit: Balancing out the banks

    April 2012 (Magazine)

    Martin Steward finds corporate bond managers tip-toeing carefully around banks’ capital structures to limit their underweights – and ramping up other sources of risk to compensate

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    Credit: A topsy-turvy world

    April 2011 (Magazine)

    The financial crisis has re-arranged the contours of credit risk, writes Joseph Mariathasan. Deciding what represents low risk is the greatest challenge

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    Credit: Different dimensions of style

    April 2011 (Magazine)

    Joseph Mariathasan reports on a new set of indices that add a defensive/dynamic dimension alongside market cap and value/growth

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    A new taxonomy

    March 2009 (Magazine)

    Market dislocation and unpredictable government interventions have re-ordered the natural environment of credit. Joseph Mariathasan asks if the old taxonomies are still fit for purpose