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Fitch: Rating Drivers and Rating Performance of African Sovereigns

Last month 3 representatives from Fitch Ratings held a workshop at this year’s Bonds & Loans Africa conference about the rating drivers and rating performance of African Sovereigns. Richard Fox, Head, Middle East and Africa Sovereign Ratings, Carmen Altenkirch, Director, Sub-Saharan Africa, Fabrice Toka, Senior Director, Business and Relationship Management, Sub-Saharan Africa, have summarised…

16 Apr 2015

Credit Ratings in the Andean region summarised by Fitch Ratings

At our recent Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Andes conference, Carlos Fiorillo, Managing Director, Fitch Ratings, gave a presentation titled ‘Credit Ratings: Why do I need one? How do I get one? What do they mean?’ Follow the link to view his summary and gain insights into how ratings agencies view Colombia, Peru and Chile.

10 Apr 2015

Assessing the demand for international financing amongst Nigeria’s oil & gas companies

Hamda Ambah, Executive Director, Corporate and Investment Banking, FSDH Merchant Bank, recently moderated a panel titled ‘Local vs. international markets: Is there a demand for international financing amongst Nigeria’s oil & gas companies?’ at this year’s Bonds & Loans Africa conference. Joined by representatives from Citibank Nigeria, Oando and Century Group, the panel discussed the appetite for…

10 Apr 2015

Fitch Ratings: The Africa Overview

On 25th March, Richard Fox, Head, Middle East and Africa Sovereign Ratings and Carmen Altenkirch, Director, Sub-Saharan Africa, Fitch Ratings, held a panel at this year's Bonds & Loans Africa conference titled 'The Africa overview: Understanding a continent of many different languages, jurisdictions and currencies'. Below you can view the summary from their panel and gain insights into the key…

7 Apr 2015

Investor Perspectives: Sergey Dergachev, Union Investment Privatfonds

As interest rates in the US look set to rise and the ECB begin their quantitative easing programme, we ask Sergey Dergachev, Senior Portfolio Manager and Lead Manager for Union Investment Privatfonds’, for his viewpoint on how this will impact Emerging Markets fixed income. He also explains how a pick up in US growth will affect Emerging Market bonds.

1 Apr 2015

Investor Perspectives: Jack Flaherty, GAM

Are the US likely to raise rates and if so, how much and when? In this week’s edition of Investor Perspectives Jack Flaherty, Investment Director in GAM’s Fixed Income Investment team, walks us through the Central Bank’s hiking cycle and explains how this has impacted Emerging Market fixed income.

27 Mar 2015

Market Digest: Middle East

What is the key driver behind the decision to issue bonds, loans or sukuk? And are interest rates likely to rise or stay the same? Ahead of our Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East conference in Dubai in June, we carried out a survey with leading CFO’s to take measure of the market and gather their opinions on some of the key issues that will be discussed at this year’s conference. Download the…

20 Mar 2015

Investor Perspectives: Sonya Dilova,from F&C Investments

Following the kick start of the European Central Bank’s quantitative easing programme at the start of the year, Sonya Dilova,Emerging Markets Corporate Fund Manager, F&C Investments, explains why she believes interest rates are likely to remain low in Europe for some time. She also predicts whether we can expect a net-increase in issuance from oil-exporting countries as their revenues decrease.…

20 Mar 2015

Interview: Is the debt market a viable option for second tier and medium-sized corporates?

Sebastián Cereceda, Managing Director, Corporate Finance at LarrainVial highlighted in a brief interview his views on how Chilean mid-sized companies can successfully access the US high yield bond markets. Sebastian will be speaking at Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Chile on the 28th April 2015 at the Ritz Carlton, Santiago.

19 Mar 2015

Investor perspectives: Hannes Boller, Fisch Asset Management

Continuing our series of interviews with Emerging Market investors, this week Hannes Boller, Senior Portfolio Manager, Fisch Asset Management, gives his prediction on whether the pick up in US growth and strengthening dollar is a threat to Emerging Market bonds and analyses which countries have gained an advantage from the fall in oil prices.

13 Mar 2015