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Bond Funds: The Downside

Kirsten Grind's "Bond Funds: The Downside" reports on the recent high returns earned by some short term bonds funds. These higher yielding funds tend to hold bonds with longer maturities and more credit risk than the bonds which dominate lower yielding bond funds' portfolios. The article quotes Craig McCann pointing out that the bond funds that have the highest yields in 2012 will suffer the largest losses if credit spreads widen again as they did in 2008. The higher risk taken by some bond...

The Great Yield Gamble

Ben Levisohn and Joe Light's "The Great Yield Gamble" reports on the riskier investments that offer higher yields, such as high yield bond funds and structured products. Some of these investments are more complicated and riskier than necessary. The article quotes Craig McCann on the merits of reverse-convertible structured notes. Learn more about structured products from SLCG's free database of structured product analysis.

Appeals Court Reinstates Morgan Keegan Ruling

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit ruled that a district court's decision to throw out the arbitration award was made in error, according to an opinion released on Tuesday.

U.S. District Court Lynn Hughes in Houston ruled in September, 2011, that the arbitration ruling should be thrown out because, in part, it was obtained through the alleged 'fraudulent' testimony of Craig McCann, an expert witness and former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission economist.

The federal...

New Product Offers Stock-Like Returns With Less Risk

The Wall Street Journal's "New Product Offers Stock-Like Returns With Less Risk" by Kirsten Grind reports on a new type of investment from Eaton Vance called eUnits that combine a unit investment structure with a buffered plus payoff at maturity. The article quotes SLCG's structured products research and Craig McCann on the merits of eUnits. Learn more about structured products from SLCG's free database of structured product analysis.

Wall Street Fights Back Against Expert Witness in Lawsuits

Suzanne Barlyn's "Wall Street Fights Back Against Expert Witness in Lawsuits" reports on largely unsuccessful efforts by the financial services industry to lessen the impact of SLCG's Craig McCann on securities litigation.

B of A Subpoenaed by Massachusetts Over CLOs

Allison Bisbey's "B of A Subpoenaed by Massachusetts Over CLOs" reports on Massachusetts subpoena of Bank of America over two CLOs issued by BofA in 2007 - LCM VII and Bryn Mawr II. SLCG first publicized the problems with these two CLOs ten days earlier in "CLOs, Warehousing, and Banc of America's Undisclosed Losses". Secretary Galvin apparently read and liked SLCG's January 31, 2012 press release about these two CLOs.

Recent Award
- Hayes v Banc of America Securities - $1.4 million CLO...

A Wipeout That Didn't Have to Happen

Gretchen Morgenson's "A Wipeout That Didn't Have to Happen" reports on research done at SLCG into collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) underwritten by Banc of America, Citigroup and other firms in 2007 which resulted in a $1.4 million FINRA award in the case of Hayes v Banc of America Securities. In "Collateralized Loan Obligations, Warehousing, and Banc of America's Undisclosed Losses", Tim Husson, Craig McCann, and Olivia Wang document two examples of CLO offerings in which Banc of...

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