Author: BSIC

European Junk Yields Lining Up With Treasuries

Would you buy risky corporate bonds whose return is slightly higher than one of the safest securities in the world, US T-Bills? Probably not. Nonetheless, the market seems to accept this. The question is: how long will it last? We believe this situation will not persist in the long run and for this reason we […]

Market Recap 19-11-17

  United States This week, similarly to the past month, the main focus of the US market was the tax reform which would strongly impact US small-caps equities and the US dollar. In particular, on Thursday, the US House of Representatives voted to pass its version of the bill. Although this is a step forward […]

Dynamics of the Leveraged Loan Boom

Investors are demanding an increasing amount of leveraged loans, with a lower capital cushions and little covenant protections. Furthermore, they are demanding a lower spread over the floating reference rate. In this article, we will give an overview of the situation, the fundamental reasons behind this trend and the potential risks. Leveraged loans Leveraged loans […]

Total buys Engie’s LNG assets for $1.5bn in a race to boost its gas business

Total S.A. (NYSE: TOT) – market cap as of 17/11/2017: $138.514bn Engie S.A. (PAR: ENGI) – market cap as of 17/11/2017: $34.837bn Introduction On November 08, 2017, the French multinational oil and gas company Total announced that it entered into an agreement to buy the Liquefied Natural Gas assets of electric utility firm Engie in […]

The Conglomerate Dilemma: Reshaping General Electric

General Electric Company (GE:NYSE) – market cap as of 17/11/2017: $157.92bn Introduction and past events General Electric (GE) is an American multinational conglomerate corporation incorporated in New York and headquartered in Boston. As of 2016, the company operates through the following segments: Aviation, Current, Digital, Energy Connections, Global Research, Healthcare, Lighting, Oil and Gas, Power, […]

GGP Receives Unsolicited Proposal from Brookfield Property Partners

Brookfield Property Partners (NYSE:BPY) – market cap as of 17/11/2017: $5.59bn General Growth Properties (NYSE:GGP) – market cap as of 17/11/2017: $22.38bn Introduction On November 13, 2017, Brookfield Property Partners made a non-binding proposal to acquire all the outstanding shares of common stock of General Growth Properties. Brookfield Property Partners already owned 34% of the […]

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