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A CLO-ser look at structured products

Jul 12th, 2020 | Filed under: Derivatives, Newly Added, Credit Derivatives, Structured Credit Products, Structured Products

By Robert Hoffman, Managing Director, Investment Research and Kara O’Halloran, Associate, Investment Research, FS Investments Structured products are no stranger to the limelight. Once only garnering interest from niche Wall Street trading floors, collateralized debt obligations (CDOs) and mortgage-backed securities (MBS) have become household names, as these products were cited asRead More

CEOs and the effect of education on use of convertible bonds

Nov 29th, 2018 | Filed under: Derivatives, Newly Added, Credit Derivatives, Equity-linked Structured Products, The A.I. Industry, Structured Credit Products, Structured Products, Finance & Economics

Three scholars affiliated with the University of Manchester have  published a paper that reaches a striking view of corporate leadership and the decision to issue convertible bonds. Cynics have long suspected that Wall Street smart-alecks have roped the executives of corporations into issuing instruments that are contrary to the bestRead More

The State of the OTC Index Dividend Swap Market

Feb 9th, 2017 | Filed under: Derivatives, Newly Added, Equity-linked Structured Products, Structured Products, Risk Management & Operations

In a new article in the Journal of Alternative Investments, Scott Mixon and Esen Onur quantify the over the counter index dividend swap market. Along the way, they provide a good example of the scientific method: positing a relationship, testing it against the data, and then abandoning it when theRead More

The Return Characteristics of Gold Mining Stocks

Jan 3rd, 2017 | Filed under: Investing in Commodities, Newly Added, Equity-linked Structured Products, Commodities: Examples, Gold, Commodities, Structured Products

Two Maryland-based scholars have reviewed the evidence of the performance of gold mining stocks. The title of their article, which appears in the Alternative Investment Analyst Review, November 2016, puts the central question bluntly: are such stocks “more like gold or like stocks”? Let’s get the answer to that queryRead More