August 2014 Analysis

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Corporate Financing Analysis - Increased Activity In ABS Issuance In Asia - 25 AUG 2014

Asian corporates are displaying a taste for asset-backed securitisation (ABS) deals in 2014. Indicative of a broader global trend which has seen the ABS market return from its nadir in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, ABS activity has already surpassed all previous full-year records so far in the 2014 y-t-d. According to data provider Dealogic, Asia (excluding Japan) ABS activity...

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Corporate Financing Analysis - No Need For Hedge Funds To Be Spooked By AIFMD Authorisation - 18 AUG 2014

While time can be the only true judge, BMI believes the implementation of the European Union's Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) will have a negligible impact on the global hedge fund industry. That said, due to the heightened costs of getting into line with the new regulation we expect the impact to be a net negative for the industry in the near-term, but owing to increase...

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Corporate Financing Analysis - eBay The Latest Tech Firm To Tap Bond Market - 11 AUG 2014

Corporate bond sales activity is rising in the global tech sector at present. Dealogic data shows that debt issuance in the tech sector has reached a y-t-d high of USD71.2bn so far in 2013, up 2% on the previous record high of USD69.8bn raised by firms from the sector issuing bonds during the 2013 y-t-d. Within this rally in deal making, the size of deals has been increasing too.

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