banks in the wake of Basel III, some interpreted a 2011 speech by then Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner as a sign that the United States was no longer seriously considering a contingent convertible
Bethke, "Contingent convertible
(CoCo) bonds: a first empirical assessment of selected pricing models," Financial Analysts Journal, vol.
The resulting Tier 1/total asset ratio, a close cousin to the Basel III leverage ratio, of 5.59 percent asset-weighted and 5.81 percent on simple average, is almost twice as high for the top fifty banks as the 3 percent which some who have seen through the bankers' new clothes have reported and characterized as "outrageously low." Such contentious matters are discussed in my just-published book, Contingent Convertibles
[CoCos]: A Potent Instrument for Financial Reform (2014).
International Resource News-21 May 2008-Chesapeake Energy Prices Contingent Convertible
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Harrah's Operating Company, a subsidiary of Harrah's Entertainment, Inc., announced that the conversion price under its outstanding $375 million Floating Rate Contingent Convertible
Senior Notes due 2024 has been adjusted to $65.85 from $66.16, subject to further adjustment as provided for in the governing indenture.
$8.3 billion) and the House has to move closer to the $8.3 billion Senate bill, House conferees may feel comfortable accepting the Senate revenue raiser clipping corporate deductions for contingent convertible
Among the instruments that might be categorized in this way are contingent convertible
debt and freestanding financial instruments.
So when General Motors floated an innovative $17.6 billion bond issue--including a $4 billion chunk of so-called contingent convertible
bonds that will reinforce its pension plan--guys in the green eyeshades asked themselves: Is this a way to slay the pension monster?
As a result, the interest deduction on a contingent convertible
is much higher than that of a regular convertible instrument.
The bank is to redeem the contingent convertible
bonds on October 23.
Apart from losses for depositors, it also included the sale of the operations of Cypriot banks in Greece, the conversion of contingent convertible
bonds into equity and a temporary freeze of deposits.
This allowed the bank to repay outstanding state contingent convertible
bonds (CoCos) issued by EspanaDuero and held by the Fund for Orderly Bank Restructuring (FROB) and acquire the stake of the latter in EspanaDuero.