Debt market commentary and debt survey results 2011
Read Euromoney's coverage of the <p> EU debt markets: <br> Will the bank bail-in make bond investors bail out?<br> High-yield dominates corporate market <p> CEE debt markets:<br> Debt markets embrace CEE borrowers<br> Gazprom proves CEE investors’ favourite <p> Latin American debt markets: <br> Latin America bond markets set new landmarks<br> Brazil still top LatAm sovereign but supply likely to dry up<br> Brazil's IFRS reform aids Energesia perpetual hybrid <p> North American debt markets:<br> Record high-yield issuance drives US debt boom<br> US policy pushes investors to rethink <p> Best borrowers: <br> EIB's focus on investor relations pays off <br> Spanish Treasury reports shift in investor attitudes<br> A triumph for transparency <p> Also: View results from the Primary debt survey and the Fixed income investors survey, incorporating Fixed income research and Best borrowers. <br>
Fixed income research and Best borrowers
Euromoney combined its Fixed income research survey with a Best borrowers survey asking investors to nominate the Best fixed income issuers globally and across a range of sectors and borrower types that matched categories in the research survey. The survey is therefore in two parts: Best fixed income research house and Best borrower.
The world’s largest borrowers in the international bond markets rate the products and services offered by the biggest deal arrangers. Who's best at pricing and distribution, team coverage, secondary market support and issuer research? Find out here.
EU • CEE • Latin America • North America • Best borrowers
EU debt markets
Will the bank bail-in make bond investors bail out?
The primary debt markets in Europe seem to have come to terms with the threat of a peripheral sovereign debt restructuring. But proposed regulation that will require bondholders to be bailed in when banks fail might be the last straw for some buyers in the FIG market. Could banks face another funding squeeze?
High-grade issuance the talk of the year in Europe and US; leveraged loan volumes set to break records.
While some members of the eurozone struggle to stave off default, issuers from central and eastern Europe are once again finding favour with investors.
State-owned gas firm benefits from investors' liking for Russian sovereign credit.
Investor demand for Brazilian fixed income is buoyant. In the burgeoning market, pioneering structures, such as inflation-linked corporate bonds, differentiate issuers from the crowd.
Top-rated LatAm sovereign has little need to raise further finance.
R$200 million perpetual hybrid deal for Brazilian utility Energesia put together by Bank of America Merril Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Santander.
North American debt markets
Record high-yield issuance drives US debt boom
Investors are gorging on every part of the US debt spectrum, but especially high yield. Returns are high, volumes are at record levels and spreads are tightening. Is it too early to call the top of the market?
US policy pushes investors to rethink
Investors investigate new directions as monetary policy drives down credit curve.
A triumph for transparency
Bond investors no longer put blind faith in top credit ratings – even the safest-seeming borrowers can expect searching questions. So the openness of such issuers as the Spanish sovereign has paid big dividends. It is a lesson even the most successful issuers are learning
Spanish Treasury reports shift in investor attitudes
Investors are taking a more enlightened stance towards Spanish Treasury funding.
EIB's focus on investor relations pays off
Aftershock of European debt crisis hits supranationals.