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Monday, December 17, 2007

Fund Companies Lobby for More Bond Contract Protections

by: Erin Kello

A group of investors, including mutual funds, pension funds, insurance companies has formed a group that will lobby for more protections to be written into bond contracts. The Wall Street Journal reported that the group, christened Credit Roundtable, will today release a white paper that details problems in contracts that govern investment-grade bonds. Credit Roundtable would like provisions written into contacts that provide for a buyout or recapitalization of the company that issued the bond. Fund companies supporting the thesis of the white paper include BlackRock, Loomis Sayles & Co., Fidelity Investments, and MetLife Inc.  

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