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  • Beyond the Buzz - Climate Litigation & The Case For Better Climate Disclosure

    11/10/2021 Duración: 39min

    In this episode, guest interviewer Thomas Englerth and the Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative’s Ellie Mulholland climate litigation and its potential implications for the private sector. They cover what climate litigation is, how corporations could find themselves increasingly liable, and why the rise in these cases matters. As the causal link between the private sector’s GHG emissions and climate change becomes stronger with scientific data, the question quickly emerging is not only if corporates face liability, but who may be liable. Related Research: Climate Change Litigation: The Case For Better Disclosure And Targets

  • The Upgrade Episode 15: The Medline Industries LBO

    08/10/2021 Duración: 13min

    In this episode of The Upgrade podcast we discuss the recent large LBO of healthcare sector company Medline. Topics include our views on the company’s business, financial and debt recovery prospects, as well as how Medline compares to existing CLO collateral. Guests include analysts from S&P’s corporate healthcare, recovery, and CLO teams.

  • Take Notes- Current State of Latin America Structured Finance

    30/09/2021 Duración: 10min

    We're joined by Jose Coballasi and Antonio Zellek to discuss the current state of Structured Finance in Latin America. We touch on Latin America's overall ongoing recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic; the most relevant asset classes in Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico; ratings performance; and our forward-looking views on issuance in the region. We also detail Fintech's increasing role in the Latin American market. View Full Transcript Related Article – Latin America Structured Finance: Surveillance Chart Book September 16, 2021

  • The Upgrade Episode 14: of The Upgrade- Dial M For Merger

    30/09/2021 Duración: 13min

    In this episode of The Upgrade podcast we discuss recent research showing how quickly PE backed M&A returned, the higher leverage in PE deals, and which sectors have been most active with M&A. We also look what the proliferation of B- rated issuers, largely due to PE ownership, means for CLO portfolios.

  • Take Notes- Structured Finance Vs. Cyber Risk

    23/09/2021 Duración: 12min

    We're joined by Matt Mitchell to discuss how Structured Finance securitizations prepare against cyber risks. We discuss how a securitization could be vulnerable to a cyberattack, the structural features that are available to mitigate and manage the cyberattack, how we account for cyber risk in our rating analysis, and how our ratings could be affected Related Article – Credit FAQ: How Could Cyber Risks Affect Structured Finance Transactions? September 8, 2021

  • Beyond the Buzz: A Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework Emerges To Address Social Disparities

    03/08/2021 Duración: 26min

    Climate disasters such as hurricanes, droughts, and wildfires continually expose vulnerabilities of U.S. infrastructure. In this episode, Corinne Bendersky and Mike Ferguson discuss the Senate’s recently announced bipartisan infrastructure package and its implications related to ESG. They cover what’s in the plan, what’s missing, who stands to benefit, and why the plan has bipartisan appeal. As infrastructure evolves beyond legacy transportation systems to focus more on climate resilience and environmental justice, a central question remains: How can infrastructure better serve our communities and facilitate the way that we live? Related Research: A Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework Emerges To Address Social Disparities

  • Takes Notes- Is Commercial Real Estate In Covered Bonds Worth The Risk?

    29/07/2021 Duración: 09min

    This time, Casper Andersen joins us to discuss commercial real estate (CRE) in covered bonds. Is CRE in covered bonds worth the risk? We do a deep dive into that question by looking at the divergence of different CRE asset performances due to the pandemic, their exposures in different jurisdictions, the outlooks for CRE in Europe, and more. Related Article – Commercial Real Estate In Covered Bonds: Is It Worth The Risk? July 8, 2021

  • Take Notes - Directive Issued To Harmonize EU Covered Bonds

    22/07/2021 Duración: 06min

    Our host Tom Schopflocher is joined by analyst Casper Anderson to discuss covered bonds; this time it's the EU directive, which is now on its way to becoming law in all EU countries. The EU directive is the first real attempt at establishing a pan-European standard for covered bonds (as well as an attempt at strengthening the EU capitals market union). We discuss how the law seeks to establish that standard across the EU, some of the hold ups some countries are having in trying to enact this law, as well as some of the important legal differences that still exist between jurisdictions. Related Article – Covered Bond Harmonization In The EU Remains A Work in Progress , July 13, 2021

  • The Upgrade Episode 13 Rising Stars, Fallen Angels

    16/07/2021 Duración: 16min

    In this episode of The Upgrade podcast we discuss what’s new with rising stars and fallen angels based on recent research, along with a detailed discussion of a recent rising star – Advanced Micro Devices.

  • Beyond The Buzz: The 101 On The Physical Impacts Of Climate Change

    24/06/2021 Duración: 14min

    Paul Munday and Corinne Bendersky kick off the first in our two-part series on the physical impacts of climate change by providing the 101 on climate resilience. Extreme climate events are increasingly grabbing headlines. But what exactly are the physical impacts of climate change and how are they defined, which sectors and regions face the greatest risks, and how are companies and countries are adapting and building resilience?

  • Beyond The Buzz: Modelling Climate Change’s Physical Impacts

    24/06/2021 Duración: 11min

    In the second of our two-part series on the physical impacts of climate change, Mike Wilkins asks Paul Munday to delve deeper into the role of climate data and models in evaluating future climate-related risks and opportunities. There’s a lot of data out there and the potential for unintended misuse or interpretation of outcomes, so what are some of the potential solutions given the uncertainties? Related Research: Model Behavior: How Enhanced Climate Risk Analytics Can Better Serve Financial Market Participants

  • Leveraged Finance & CLOs Uncovered Podcast: Winterfell Financing Sarl

    24/06/2021 Duración: 08min

    Series 3, Episode 8: In today’s episode, Hina and Sandeep are joined by Gaetan Michel to discuss Winterfell Financing, the Northern European building materials distributor. Here we discuss the key findings of the company’s recent performance and focus in on the ESG components against its €1.345 Bn TLB issue, which is popularly held in Euro CLOs and makes part of LCD’s ESG Leveraged Finance Tracker.