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5 Things to Know (4/24/17)

  • Cardinal Health’s deal to buy Medtronic Plc’s medical supplies units days after Abbott Laboratories agreed to a long-awaited purchase of Alere raised the pulse of the healthcare sector.
  • Firms that sell their CLOs may end up in the precarious position of holding millions of dollars of debt in funds they no longer manage.
  • Thomson Reuters LPC’s Loan Market Scorecard provides a snapshot of key statistics in the leveraged loan and high yield bond markets.
  • Rising corporate debt defaults and widening credit spreads are expected globally, even as sentiment is less dire than in recent quarters.
  • The investigative arm of Congress has been asked to review guidelines on US lending released in 2013 that critics say have put a crimp in bank loans to businesses.

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What to Watch (4/24/17)

  • Investors placed US$170.4m into bank loan mutual funds and pulled US$362.2m from high-yield bond funds in the week ending April 19.
  • There was US$191bn in covenant-lite issuance in 1Q17, 49% higher than the previous record of US$128bn set in 4Q16.
  • Middle market institutional issuance recorded the highest 1Q in three years. Middle market institutional yields tighten slightly in April to 6%.
  • Year to date CLO issuance is approaching US$25bn.

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