THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
High-yield debt fund blocks investors from withdrawing funds as junk bonds swoon
Dec 10, 2015
It was in August 2007 when BNP Paribas, a large French bank, froze withdrawals in three investment funds that people began to panic.
If a bank with zero obvious exposure to the U.S. mortgage sector could have this measure of difficulty, anyone could be hiding untold losses. This marked the official beginning of the credit crisis.
The result was mutual distrust amongst large banks operating in the global market for interbank loans which meant credit was hard to come by for many banks.
The start of the phenomenon has been pinpointed as 9 August 2007 when bad news from French bank BNP Paribas triggered sharp rise in the cost of credit, and made the financial world realise how serious the situation was.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 12/11/2015 16:59
Moments ago Dow Jones reported that the $1.3 billion Manhattan-based Stone Lion Capital, a distress-focused hedge fund, has just suspended redemptions after ""substantial requests."
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Rolf Englund blog 2013-08-26