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    Dealers Absorb Junk Bonds as ETF Demand Drops

    Wall Street banks are expanding holdings of speculative-grade bonds as prices fall from record highs with investors retreating from ETFs. Click Here For More


    Credit Ratings Roundtable Participants Discuss Alternative Plans to the SEC’s Current System

    The expansion of the number of ratings companies sanctioned to assess securities faced scrutiny May 14 as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission met in Washington to discuss Senators Al Franken and Roger Wicker’s plan to create a board to select which firms grade asset-backed bonds, rather than leaving it to the banks that pay [...]


    CFTC Rolls Back Dodd-Frank Swap-Trade Rules

    JPMorgan Chase & Co., Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and the world’s largest banks won rollbacks in final Dodd-Frank Act rules that promise to transform the private swaps market by increasing competition. Click here to continue reading.


    Guggenheim Seeks Long-Short Equity, Event Funds

    Guggenheim Investment Advisory, the $70 billion unit of Guggenheim Partners LLC, is searching for long-short equity and event-driven managers for allocations. Long-short equity is Guggenheim Investment Advisory’s “top risk-adjusted strategy pick for 2013” in an environment of decreasing correlations, according to Charles Stucke, chief investment officer of Guggenheim Investment Advisors and senior managing director of Guggenheim Partners, the New York- [...]


    Bernanke Testimony Indicates No Premature End to QE

    Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke indicated he has little appetite for a premature slowing of the central bank’s asset purchase program because of persistent weakness in the U.S. labor market and a general lack of confidence in the self-sustaining nature of the recovery. Click here to continue reading.


    Orr: Debt Among First Detroit Overhauls

    Detroit’s bond payments are “crushing” the city by hindering spending on public safety and are among the first liabilities that need to be addressed, emergency financial manager Kevyn Orr said. Click here to continue reading.


    Investors Buy Credit-Linked Notes Tied to Malawi, Bahamas

    Our page 1 this week: Investors on the hunt for yield are buying notes tied to the debt of governments including Malawi, Croatia and the Bahamas. Inside: Australian issuers may be facing more regulatory scrutiny, and Hans-Georg Vetter talks about Zuercher Kantonalbank’s “total expense ratio” for structured products and why the company decided to disclose [...]


    Cantor Fitzgerald Hires 4 to Boost CLO Business

    Cantor Fitzgerald is expanding its CLO and structured finance team with four hires in New York and London as issuance soars. Florian Bita joins in New York . . . CLICK HERE TO READ MORE


    ResCap Probe of Ally May Alter Creditor Talks

    An investigative report on Ally Financial  Inc.’s relationship with its bankrupt mortgage arm, Residential Capital LLC, may affect settlement talks between the companies and creditors who blame Ally for $25 billion in potential claims. The court-ordered report, due today, will examine allegations that Ally exerted so much influence over ResCap that the auto lender can be forced to pay [...]


    Amgen Data on T-Vec to Be Published This Week

    Data for Amgen’s talimogene laherparepvec (T-VEC) in advanced melanoma is among many abstracts that will be published ahead of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting. Abstracts will be available on May 15 at 6 p.m. ET. Click here to continue reading


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