June 13- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has settled civil charges accusing eight former directors of Morgan Keegan bond mutual funds of failing to police the portfolio managers they oversaw, allowing toxic mortgage assets to be overvalued prior to the financial crisis.» Read More
June 3- EMC Corp turned to the bond markets to raise money for the first time on Monday, selling US $5.5 billion in debt to help fund an expanded share buyback program. Much as Apple did in April, data storage equipment maker EMC made its debut largely to benefit shareholders- in what may signal a wider shift in the technology sector.
Junk bond issuance is at record highs this year — and thus at the greatest danger should yields keep rising.
*MBIA, FGIC to recoup about $1 billion. NEW YORK, May 23- While bond insurers MBIA Inc and FGIC Corp receive the lion's share of Ally Financial Inc's $2.1 billion contribution to the debts of mortgage lender Residential Capital LLC, hedge funds like Paulson& Co may have obtained a better deal.
*MBIA to have unsecured claims of $3.6 bln. May 23- Ally Financial Inc agreed to pay $2.1 billion to Residential Capital LLC to settle claims that it stripped the bankrupt mortgage subsidiary of choice assets. Creditors who objected to the original deal included ResCap's unsecured creditors, bond insurers such as MBIA Corp and Assured Guaranty Corp, and others.
Bruce Kasman, JPMorgan Chase; and Stephen Bodurtha, Citi Private Bank, provide an in-depth look at where affluent investors are finding returns amid economic uncertainty.
Terry Moore, Fixed Income Portfolio Specialist at T Rowe Price and Will Oswald of Standard Chartered discuss reasons to invest in US Treasuries.
Bloomberg said last week that its reporters had limited access to some data considered proprietary, including when a customer logs in or looks for information on assets such as equities or bonds. Since then, other Bloomberg clients, including JPMorgan Chase& Co and government agencies across the globe, have said they were looking into the issue.
Nicola Marinelli, portfolio manager at Glendevon King Asset Management talks to CNBC about why he's steering clear of Greek corporate bonds right now, which has been a big trade for a lot of hedge funds recently.
May 15- Tesla Motors Inc, which posted its first-ever quarterly profit last week, said on Wednesday that it aims to raise $830 million through a stock and debt offering that will be used to repay its U.S. Department of Energy loans with interest.
JPMorgan estimates that the world's central banks and commercial banks alone now hold some $24 trillion worth of bonds- or 55 percent of the entire $44 trillion universe of government, asset-backed and corporate bonds as captured by Barclays Multiverse Global Bond Index.
Cliff Corso, Cutwater Asset Management, discusses where he is seeing investment opportunities in the bond market, amid Fed tapering and low interest rates.
*Petrobras sells bond in six parts, demand tops $50 billion. RIO DE JANEIRO/ SAO PAULO, May 13- Brazil's state-controlled oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA sold $11 billion of global debt on Monday in the largest-ever bond offering by a Latin American company.
Howard Marks, Oaktree Capital, explains why high-yield bonds are less vulnerable to rising interest rates than other classes of fixed income, with Oscar Schafer, Rivulet Capital chairman.
Craig Veysey, head of fixed income at Sanlam Private Investments, believes European short-dated maturity bonds will not go any lower and advises reallocating towards corporate debts.
Marc Desmidt, MD & Head of Alpha Strategies at BlackRock Asia Pacific, remains positive on Asian bonds and equities He suggests how investors should brace for Asia's tryst with ageing population.
Discussing the housing recovery, and the state of home building credit markets, with Robert Curan, Fitch Ratings lead homebuilding analyst
*New jobless claims fall to lowest level in more than five years. NEW YORK, May 2- U.S. "Treasuries modestly weakened, consistent with the slightly better tone in risk assets after the ECB rate cut," but "more focus given to the payrolls report tomorrow," said Eric Stein, co-director of global income at Eaton Vance Management in Boston.
NEW YORK, May 1- More than a quarter of the secondary trading in the US corporate bond market Wednesday was in Apple's newly-minted $17 billion issues, as investors started betting that the iPhone maker will end up trading tighter than higher-rated Microsoft.
Apple's move to issue debt could be just the thing the battered company needs to rehabilitate its image with investors.
"Apple of course has huge amounts of cash, but...the cost of borrowing now is so unbelievably low that issuing long-term bonds ... is actually a very smart thing," Schwarzman said on CNBC.