In January, underwriters and issuers were sure innovations in the US FIG hybrid market would prompt a flood of new issues in 2006. Five months on, that flood is a trickle after NAIC classification concerns significantly stalled the infant market, resulting in a stand-off. Kathryn Tully reports.

There are a lot of disgruntled bankers, issuers and investors in the US hybrid bond market right now.

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