Uptick in Dividend Recaps – Reduce the Risk (2021)

Thanks to an accommodative U.S. monetary policy and the market’s optimistic assessment of corporate default risk, we have entered a period that some in the fixed income industry are referring to as “The Golden Age of Credit.” Interest rates have fallen to historically low levels, even for already leveraged companies…
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Valuation of Bank Assets

The return of volatility to the markets, due to COVID-19 and other factors, has created challenges in estimating “fair value” of investment positions. The banking industry, in particular, has seen an increased focus on determining fair value of specific loans and loan portfolios. Fair value accounting in connection with bank…
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