1. Why the interest-rate risk is the most important risk for bonds? Briefly explain.
2. Describe the basic principles of credit analysis for corporate borrowers.
a. How does credit analysis differ for municipal issuers?
b. How does credit analysis differ for sovereign issuers?
c. How does credit analysis differ for ABS issuers? This answer can be brief since we have not discussed securitization in detail.
3. Discuss the basics of Altman?s Z-score
4. Summarize the use of bonds in immunizing a liability
5. Describe the economic structure of climate bonds and catastrophe bonds