Underpinned by unprecedented government and monetary policy intervention, global debt markets have bounced back hard from their lows in March, when investors ran for the hills and even US Treasuries became illiquid. Now that central banks are providing a bid for almost everything – including high-yield bonds, CLOs and ETFs – huge outflows in mutual funds have been stemmed and a liquidity crisis apparently averted.
Alex Chambers has spent much of his career as a financial journalist writing about fixed income.
Starting out covering European sovereign bonds during the Asia crisis, the LTCM blow up and the run-up to the introduction of single currency – and got some unexpected exposure into how defaults work when that first employer headed into bankruptcy.
He has since reported on all aspects of the debt capital markets, from boom-time to bust, and was a central part of the Reuters team that covered the eurozone crisis and Greece’s bond restructuring.
Currently the credit markets editor at IFR/Refinitiv, Alex heads a global team provides in-depth and real-time coverage of the multi-trillion dollar new issuance market and which analyses the rates/sovereign bond markets.
Helen Durand has been deputy global credit editor at IFR since May 2011. She started her career at IFR in July 2000 and then left in December 2005 for EuroWeek (now called Global Capital). She has been writing about bond markets for the last two decades, and has covered the dotcom boom and bust, 9/11, the 2008 GFC and the 2011 eurozone sovereign crisis.
Greg Roumeliotis is corporate finance and deals editor for Reuters, leading a team of reporters that break news and provide insights on M&A, equity and debt capital markets, private equity, shareholder activism and financial restructuring. His previous roles at Reuters in the last ten years include private equity reporter in New York, European infrastructure correspondent in Amsterdam, and project finance reporter in London. Greg has also reported for Reuters from Athens several times during key phases of Greece’s sovereign debt crisis. He has a chemistry degree from the University of Glasgow and an MLitt in journalism from Strathclyde University.
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