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Louise Bowman joined Euromoney in March 2006 as a senior correspondent on the fixed income team.
She became markets editor in 2011 with a particular focus on debt capital markets, leveraged finance, securitization and private equity. Deputy editor since 2014, she also co-ordinates news coverage in the magazine.
Louise has worked for a number of magazines in the Euromoney Institutional Investor group in London and New York and she also spent several years in Hong Kong writing for Asiamoney. Immediately prior to joining Euromoney, Louise was an editor at Thomson Financial.
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Setting up a European bad bank is a dauntingly complicated and time-consuming proposition. Europe’s NPL problem needs to be tackled at the national level.
Published February 2017 euromoney.com
European bad bank could incentivize banks to transfer their bad loans, but the problem still won’t be fixed without state aid.
€9.5 billion issued after Sapin 2 law passed; EC chooses French instrument for harmonized solution.
Published January 2017 euromoney.com
Reprivatizing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is high on the agenda of the new Trump administration – its close ties to the hedge funds that were hit by their conservatorship and subsequent cash sweep could explain why, and is just one example of the murky incentives that have followed Donald Trump into the White House.
The election of Donald Trump prompted a vicious sell-off in global bonds. Investors face the new year with warnings over volatility and inflation ringing in their ears. Will it be as bad as they think?
Published December 2016 euromoney.com
Platform provides arms-length pricing; usage metrics can establish price.
Global Aggregate index yield jumps by 25bp in 11 days; $8.2 billion leaves US bond funds in one week.
Euromoney December 2016
There is now just over a year until the new Mifid II regulations covering research procurement come into effect in January 2018. The market still has a mountain to climb if that deadline is to be met.
Published November 2016 euromoney.com
First euro-denominated tier-3 notes issued; French banks still waiting for non-preferred clarification.
Capital markets activity in Europe is dominated by the UK, so the Brexit vote could have dealt a mortal blow to the European Commission’s plans to promote it through the capital markets union initiative. To survive, CMU will have to get global.
Deutsche crisis hits AT1 bonds again; new trigger language needed.
Published October 2016 euromoney.com
As the year-end deadline to finalize Basel III looms, there is growing speculation that the Basel Committee will water down its stance on capital adequacy requirements. The banking industry should, however, wait before popping the champagne corks just yet.
Published September 2016 euromoney.com
Benign scenarios used by EBA; CCAR reveals greater capital shortfalls.
Euromoney September 2016
Every proposed scheme for sorting out Italy’s bad debt problems has its own shortcomings. And that’s before taking into account the fact that those problems could get worse. Pressure from the ECB is fanning the flames of the crisis. Fixing legacy problems could now require dramatic action.