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Weekly Market Outlook: Fewer Defaults Will Stave Off Much Wider Spreads

The high-yield bond market recently incurred a jarring sell-off. On October 24, the composite speculative-grade bond yield and its spread over Treasuries bottomed at 5.46% and 340 bp, respectively. By November 15, the sp ....

November 2017 Pdf

IAIS Issues Multiple Revised ICPs and Consults on ICPs 15, 16, and 8

IAIS is consulting on the revised ICP 15; ICP 16; ICP 8; ComFrame materials integrated with the respective ICPs; and proposed definitions of enterprise risk management (ERM)-related terms. IAIS also issued multiple draft ....

November 10, 2017 WebPage

Weekly Market Outlook: Fewer Defaults Favor Even Pricier Equities

The benign outlook for high-yield defaults now supports the US equity market. Moody's Default Research Group recently projected a decline by the US high-yield default rate from October 2017's 3.2% to 2.1% by October 2018 ....

November 2017 Pdf