Bondholders are rattled by prepayment covenants

Bond markets remain so frothy that corporate-bond buyers aren’t worried they won’t get paid; they are worried about getting paid too soon. High-yield, or “junk,” bonds typically include a stipulation, known as call protection, that forces borrowers to pay steep “make whole” penalties if they buy back the debt early, compensating investors for the interest payments they will miss. But as inflows flooded high-yield funds in 2010, managers became less picky about the protections they required in their scramble to put cash to work, avoiding the make-whole penalties.

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Dave Mele exits as Homes.com president 

Dave Mele, president of Homes.com since 2014, has left CoStar Group to pursue “an opportunity outside of the real estate industry,” he confirmed to Real Estate News on Friday.  During his tenure, Mele guided Homes.com through its acquisition by CoStar in 2021 and its emergence as a significant player in the home search market. “We […]

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