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September 2007

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  • The 2007 guide to Portugal: download PDF
  • Latin America is on the move, undergoing an investment and financing boom unprecedented in its history. Latin American companies are acquiring globally, expanding regionally, and investing heavily in productive capacity, and R&D. Infrastructure projects are proliferating throughout the region. These developments reflect the region’s positive economic backdrop and corporate confidence in the economic policies and political stability that have come to characterize most of the region for the past few years.
  • Do you know your Apportionment from your Binary Options? Your Collateralized Obligations from your Gross Redemption Yields? If not, you needn’t look any further as this exclusive downloadable guide brought to you by Euromoney has over 30 pages of terminology from the financial industry explained.

    A degree of blurring and overlapping in the terminology of the banking, insurance and investment management industries has been inevitable. This guide aims to demystify many of those terms, bringing some of the more frequently used technical expressions in all three disciplines into a concise, single volume. We hope it will serve as a useful guide for market participants in all three areas of the financial services sector.
  • Published in conjunction with: Global Investment House • SAMBA Financial Group
  • Are you fully up to date with developments on Europe's exchange traded fund market? With experts predicting rapid growth in the next few years and demand for the product from both institutional and retail investors intensifying, it is essential for industry professionals to keep ahead of the game.
  • Published in conjunction with: ABN AMRO Private Banking • Banco Urquijo • Bank Delen • Bank Gutmann • Citi Global Wealth Management International • Eurobank EFG Private Banking • Marfi n Popular Bank • Sal Oppenheim • SG Private Banking • Yapi Kredi Private Banking
  • Merger talks between E*Trade and TD Ameritrade could be a sign of things to come.
  • In any economic downturn, banks are nearly always the first businesses to suffer, which is why the recent spike in credit growth among Korea’s banks looks alarming.
  • Hedge funds are in the news for all the wrong reasons. But strident calls for regulation are more than just wrong, they are downright dangerous. Financial markets need hedge funds more than ever.
  • Bankers with emerging markets backgrounds are taking most of the senior positions in their firms.
  • Germany’s banking system is in dire straits, and the answer could be a radical one.
  • But the flood is likely to be smaller than some bullish observers expect.
  • Balestra Capital’s global macro fund is up 110% year-to-date. Its market analyst, Ryan Atkinson, talks to Helen Avery about how it has played the sub-prime market fallout to its advantage.
  • Korea’s new found openness to foreigners, as it strives to become a regional financial centre, is about to face its first test.
  • In 2006, the top 20 hedge fund and private equity fund managers earned more in 10 minutes than an average worker in the US made in the entire year, according to a report by advocacy groups Institute for Policy Studies and United for a Fair Economy.
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  • Jerome Cohen has joined Standard Chartered after a 13-year stretch at ABN Amro. In his new role, Cohen will look after Standard Chartered’s complex FX risk team based in Singapore. He will report directly to Richard Leighton, the bank’s global head of FX.
  • With various trading platforms reporting record volumes, it would be easy to think that foreign exchange had emerged from the wider market turmoil in the rudest of health. But some market participants fear that serious fault lines have been discovered in derivatives.
  • Private equity firms have a nice business flipping companies from one to another. But what happens when the music stops?
  • When Deutsche Bank announced in August that it had retained former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan to provide insights and advice to the bank and its clients, competitors were quick to point out the irony.
  • The IMF has mandated Publishing Technology, an AIM-listed provider of publishing-specific software solutions, to create an e-library, bringing all of the IMF’s resources online.
  • Funds of hedge funds with underlying managers that have gone sour are understating the losses they have incurred.
  • No one doubts that China’s banks will make acquisitions abroad. What is less clear is when the buying spree will start and what international expansion strategies the banks will deploy. The answers might not be obvious. Chris Leahy reports.
  • It’s not an impressive sight. Senior executives of leading financial firms have been castigating the media and investors for over-reacting to the US sub-prime mortgage crisis, insisting that their own firms remain sound and yet simultaneously pleading with the central banks to come and bail them out. It’s either a crisis or it’s not, guys. So which way do you want it?
  • "In some cases the commitment of larger banking institutions has run ahead of the expertise and knowledge that currently exists. And that’s OK. It’s right to try to understand the best ways to maximize the opportunities. It’s a massive shift, and it’s going to pick up speed and be one of the largest movements in the history of business"
  • Is there an opportunity to initiate new positions at better levels or has the bubble burst?
  • Lehman Brothers is the latest bank to tap into the growing demand for FX indices (see the weeklyFiX, August 24: "Now is the time for investable FX indices"). Its FX indices (LBFX) track the performance of a long position in G10 currencies against the US dollar. Total returns are calculated daily and incorporate spot and carry return components.
  • "Actually, now’s not a good time"
  • The problems in the SIV sector are not only the result of funding and mark-to-market distress, but also because of sloppy structuring in the first place.
  • Just when liquidity on Wall Street was starting to dry up in the summer, one US bank was taking it to a whole new dimension.
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