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Guide to Leveraged Finance (Lev Fin)

Guide to Leveraged Finance (Lev Fin) Leveraged finance, as we know it today, originated in the 1980s as the private equity industry developed and grew. Since then, the range of products and investors has grown and changed, with the most radical development – the rise of “debt funds” or direct lenders- occurring as

By |2024-06-10T11:18:49+00:00June 10th, 2024|Financial Markets|Comments Off on Guide to Leveraged Finance (Lev Fin)

Buy-Side vs Sell-Side

Buy-Side vs Sell-Side: A Guide The expressions “Buy-side” and “sell-side” are a commonly-used piece of market shorthand to describe the kind of business a finance firm is involved in. The main activity of the financial markets is originating securities – bonds, shares and instruments like Syndicated loans – and distributing them to investors. 

By |2024-04-05T14:04:53+00:00January 30th, 2024|Financial Markets|Comments Off on Buy-Side vs Sell-Side

The LDI Liquidity Crunch

LDI nuts and bolts It’s hard to have escaped all the recent noise in the media about the UK’s mini budget (ironically with not-so-mini consequences!) and the repercussions through financial markets.  And one of those headline consequences was pension funds being plunged into liquidity crunches due totheir LDI strategies. Again, ironically, the funds hit

By |2023-10-05T17:02:05+00:00December 1st, 2022|Financial Markets|Comments Off on The LDI Liquidity Crunch

Volatile year puts investors at high risk of emotional errors

Extreme market volatility is underlining the importance to investors of staying disciplined and avoiding damaging emotional mistakes. Stock markets have experienced unprecedented swings this year, with share prices pinging up and down like a pinball in reaction to good and bad news around the Covid-19 pandemic, US elections, and energy market developments. Despite optimistic stories

By |2023-12-21T12:41:44+00:00December 18th, 2020|Financial Markets|Comments Off on Volatile year puts investors at high risk of emotional errors

Who’s afraid of the big bad V?

So, market volatility is back with a vengeance. The big, bad V! By mid-April, the S&P 500 had moved up or down at least 1% on 28 trading days already in 2018 — 15 increases and 13 drops. To put that into context, there were just 8 swings of 1% for the S&P 500 all

By |2023-12-21T12:42:45+00:00October 30th, 2019|Financial Markets|Comments Off on Who’s afraid of the big bad V?
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