Provision for 20% voting cap may put issuers "essentially in control over how much that holder can vote."
Active bond strategies should be revisited given the low-rate environment. Over the past 10 years, active funds have preformed well, but with more risk.
Moody's has acquired an almost 20% stake in Malaysian Rating Corp., a Kuala Lumpur-based agency covering local bonds and sukuk.
Treasury will start issuing 20-year bonds, expanding its roster of securities as the government seeks ways to fund a ballooning deficit.
Morningstar plans to acquire Toronto-based debt-rating agency DBRS for $669 million, seeking to expand its credit-ratings business.
Two large Chinese borrowers missed payment deadlines, underscoring the risks in a credit market that's witnessing record company failures.
U.S. corporate DB plans increased their exposures to LDI strategies following large contributions, a strong equity market and rising rates.
Municipal-bond mutual funds are again buying Puerto Rico's debt as a restructuring of $17 billion in debt moves toward a potential court OK.
High-yield fixed income dominated Morningstar's list for a second consecutive quarter.
Rising hedging costs for Japanese investors in U.S. bonds could benefit European credit as well as emerging markets debt and private debt.