The basics of high yield bonds
In Part 1 of this three-part product briefing, market practitioners talk about the key features and characteristics of high yield bonds – including why companies issue them, basic structures and related issues, the main risks, and the history of the market globally and in Asia.
Behind the scenes of high yield bond deals
In Part 2 of this three-part product briefing, several market practitioners explain the steps and players involved in the process of structuring and pricing high yield bond deals, and also look at the components of successful deals as well as what to watch out for.
A spotlight on synthetic ETFs
Nick Good of BlackRock discusses the main characteristics and risks of synthetic ETFs, explaining why it is so important for advisers and investors to clearly understand these products.
Understanding credit ratings
Michael Petit of Standard & Poor's explains the main features and characteristics of credit ratings, and looks at their application for investors.
Opportunities to invest in fixed income
James R Rieger of S&P Indices explains some of the latest trends in fixed income investing, including the proliferation of ETFs, and also dispels some of the myths of buying into this asset class.