Capital Restructuring | First Quarter 2018
May 2018 – For First Quarter 2018, Moody’s and S&P reported default rates of 3.9% and 3.3%, respectively. According to Moody’s, retail corporate defaults reached an all-time high in the quarter, reflecting the fallout of changing consumer behavior and advancing e-commerce for traditional brick-and-mortar retail. Portfolio managers in the leveraged loan market have raised their forecasts for near-term default rates although historical averages may only be surpassed starting in mid-2019 or 2020.
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