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U.S. Leveraged Loans And Bonds Aren't As Risky As Investors May Think, Say S&P Conference Panelists Dec 11
Standard & Poors, December 2011
NEW YORK (Standard & Poor's) Dec. 19, 2011--Some investors see the U.S. leveraged finance markets as riskier than they actually are, influenced more by external factors than the fundamental credit quality of the assets, said panelists at Standard & Poor's Ratings Services' recent Leveraged Credit & Recovery Conference in New York. The sovereign debt crisis in Europe, economic sluggishness at home, and fears that the global financial markets could suffer a freeze akin to the one that began in 2008 have created what the panelists said is unwarranted volatility in the pricing of leveraged loans and bonds. This, in turn, may be keeping potential buyers away by fostering the perception that these assets are too risky for their appetites, despite...
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