NEW YORK, March 5, 2015 – One tenet of sound lending practices is establishing the borrower’s capacity to repay its debt over the contractual life of the obligation. So it’s not surprising that regulators have taken banks to task in recent reports highlighting a growing number of leveraged loan issuers which lack that capacity.
NEW YORK, February 5, 2015 – For some time, US regulators have been discouraging banks from making “risky loans”. Now we’re learning of their concerns about banks taking “risky deposits” as well. There’s no mention yet of any plans to clamp down on giving away free toasters.
NEW YORK, December 4, 2014 – Cutting through Central Park on our way to a meeting recently, we encountered a worker fiddling with what looked like a centrifuge for uranium enrichment. Somewhat alarmed, we slowed our pace.