New supply, extreme valuations and late cycle dynamics

23/10/2018

Our latest Spotlight on high yield focuses on recent new high yield bond offerings and what they reveal about European high yield valuations.

  • Latest new issue pricing highlights the difference in valuations between Euro and US high yield markets
  • Several European issuers are trading at near-distressed levels having failed to achieve elevated expectations of company performance
  • Idiosyncratic risk is rising across all sectors of the market, emphasising the importance of selectivity

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