New financing models for debt capital markets

New financing models for debt capital markets

When it comes to SME funding, one European banker says ‘governments could set up a vehicle similar to Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, where banks contributed SME loans’

No quick fix to European SME financing conundrum

November 1, 2013

Politicians worrying about the supply of credit to small and medium-sized businesses see capital markets as a possible solution, but the lack of standardised loans in the sector is making securitisation difficult.

Bond markets alive and adapting

November 1, 2013

Predictions that an end to US quantitative easing would cause a major upset in the bond markets have not materialised, but the landscape is changing gradually for primary issuance.

The BBC recently tapped the private placement market

Private bond market proves its mettle

November 1, 2013

The US private placement bond market is proving popular with mid-sized European companies and those that lack credit ratings. American investors, starved of supply, hope the trend lasts a while longer. 

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