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The sub-prime timebomb is back – this time companies are lighting the fuse

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Leveraged loans are ringing alarm bells for regulators who fear a repeat of 2008’s mortgage disasterWhen an expert in financial risk at one of the world’s most powerful private equity outfits tells investors to scale down their exposure to a specific corner of the debt market, it is worth taking notice. Henry McVey, who sits on the risk committee at KKR, said last week that the leveraged loan market – a $1.3tn (£1tn) pile of risky corporate loans – had been on a “great run in recent years” but the firm was now cutting its
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