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Investors are expected to pile into REITs following the creation of a new real estate index by Standard & Poor’s.
Although hedge funds have boosted their long positions in the struggling industry, other players are waiting for oil prices to stabilize.
The catalysts for an imminent recession still aren’t in place, despite geopolitical anxieties and sagging overseas economies.
With lawmakers scrambling to reform the state’s cash-starved pension system after a court setback, hybrid plans could be in the offing.
Strong capitalization, promising reforms and low penetration rates are poised to lead to Mexican banking sector growth.
Universal Credit Rating Group’s founders say their Hong Kong firm offers clients a different approach than New York–based rating agencies.
Outlook for corporate default rates remains elevated in Europe, particularly in France, but low in the U.S.
We are likely halfway through a decade of deleveraging. Painful and volatile times remain ahead, particularly in corporate credit.
Can France’s debt emulate that of the U.S. after its loss of its AAA rating?
Highland Funds Asset Management, an investment adviser with nearly $24 billion of assets under management, has rolled out the Highland Dividend Equity Fund.