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Donald R. van Deventer founded the Kamakura Corporation in April, 1990 and is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Dr. van Deventer's emphasis at Kamakura Corporation is enterprise wide risk management and modern credit risk technology. The second edition of his newest book, Advanced... More
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  • Goldman Sachs Leads "Most Actively Traded Bond Issuer" Rankings, September 12, 2014

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    This chart ranks the most actively traded bond issuers in the U.S. fixed rate corporate bond market for senior debt by the notional principal of bonds traded on that issuer name.

    The data is provided by Kamakura Risk Information Services. For more information please contact info@kamakuraco.com.

    Disclosure: The author has no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    Tags: GS, financials, bonds
    Sep 14 5:51 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Vale Overseas Bond Issue Tops Trading Volume Rankings, September 12, 2014

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    This chart ranks the most actively traded bond issues in the U.S. fixed rate corporate bond market for senior debt by the notional principal of bonds traded on that issuer name.

    The data is provided by Kamakura Risk Information Services. For more information please contact info@kamakuraco.com.

    Disclosure: The author has no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    Sep 14 5:49 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Kamakura Troubled Company Index Jumps 0.17% On Friday, September 12, 2014

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    Kamakura Corporation reported today that its troubled company index was up 0.17% to 4.36%. At this level, the index is at the 99th percentile of corporate credit conditions over the period from 1990 to the present. The record low in the index, the 100th percentile, was 3.95% set on August 4, 2014. The index hit its prior record low at 4.06% on May 19, 2014.

    The Kamakura troubled company index measures the percentage of more than 35,000 public firms in 61 countries that have annualized 1 month default risk over one percent. The average index value since January, 1990 is 11.69%. Since November, 2010, the Kamakura index has used the annualized one month default probability produced by the KRIS version 5.0 Jarrow-Chava reduced form default probability model, a formula that bases default predictions on a sophisticated combination of financial ratios, stock price history, and macro-economic factors. The version 5.0 model was estimated over the period from 1990 to 2008, and includes the insights of the worst part of the recent credit crisis. The countries currently covered by the index are Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Viet Nam.

    Disclosure: The author has no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    Sep 14 5:47 PM | Link | Comment!
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