Corporate bonds

Double whammy for low-rated corporate bonds

At the end of a hectic week for low-rated corporate bonds, it is the Federal Reserve, not the Omicron coronavirus variant, that remains the biggest concern for investors in the asset class. By now, many debt investors have grown accustomed to the sharp swings in the markets after a surge in Covid-19 cases sparked a […]

Corporate bonds

JM Financial launches digital investment platform for corporate bonds

JM Financial Group has launched a digital bond investment platform called Bondskart.com, to improve retail investor participation in the corporate securities market. The move follows the Reserve Bank of India’s Retail Direct Scheme which seeks to broaden the investor base for g-secs. The platform aims to create an ecosystem in which retail investors can easily […]

Corporate bonds

Investors would benefit from “stable credit profiles and low interest rates”, analyst says

Monica Erickson, DoubleLine Capital Investment Grade Corporate Bond Portfolio Manager, assesses the state of the corporate bond market and its areas of weakness and profitability for investors. Video transcript BRIAN SOZZI: Okay, let’s get back to inflation and interest rates here. The bond market has come to know only a land of low interest rates. […]

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Bank of England to refocus corporate bonds on greener companies

The Bank of England has plans to refocus its £ 20 billion corporate bonds on greener companies, as part of its new mandate to support the UK’s transition to net zero issuance. The central bank has said that in the future, companies will need to meet climate-related criteria for their bonds to be included in […]

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Corporate bonds, new listings in preparation for the Athens stock exchange

At the same time, important developments are underway for the first half of 2022, with new quotes on the Alternative Market, two new maritime bonds, while for the first time a major food distributor will also issue a bond. At a time of tremendous change across many industries, amid acquisitions, transactions and new trade deals, […]

Corporate bonds

Fed must say ‘it won’t buy corporate bonds anymore’ to break ‘feedback loop’, says bond CIO

Say it, if you mean it. Brad Tank, director of fixed income investments at Neuberger Berman, believes the Federal Reserve will have a hard time telling investors the party is over, even if it never plans to support the corporate bond market again. US $ 10.7 trillion. “There now appear to be two types of […]

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Bitcoin: MicroStrategy sells corporate bonds to buy Bitcoin

MicroStrategy Inc. is borrowing $ 400 million to buy more Bitcoin while reducing the value of its existing holdings. This is the very first sale of junk bonds used to fund purchases of the volatile cryptocurrency. The Tysons Corner, Va.-Based enterprise software company said in a document Monday that senior secure tickets would be available […]

Corporate bonds

Sebi streamlines centralized database framework for corporate bonds

Market regulator Sebi on Friday streamlined the centralized database framework for corporate bonds to further facilitate access to information for investors. By virtue of this, he provided an updated list of which data fields to keep in the database as well as how to classify them, Sebi said in a circular. The regulator also clarified […]

Corporate bonds

Sebi to create fund to buy bonds of stressed companies (FM Sitharaman)

The Securities and Exchange Board of India will establish a Corporate Debt Market Development Fund (CDMDF) to provide liquidity to mutual funds and other institutional investors participating in the corporate bond market, has said Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. As the financial sector evolves from a bank-dominated system to a market-oriented one, supporting financial markets has […]