DeFAANGed

One of the more fun metrics in the monthly Bank of America Merrill Lynch fund manager survey is the ranking of investor views on the most crowded trade out there.

Bottles on board

Bottles on board

Delegates to the IDB conference in Mendoza were lucky enough to receive bottles of fine Argentine Malbec from various sponsors – and another from the IDB itself in the welcome pack at registration.

Poetic justice by email

Poetic justice by email

Has there ever been a finer movie speech than Jack Nicholson’s “You can’t handle the truth!” tirade in A Few Good Men?

Cri de coeur

Cri de coeur

In March, Euromoney decided to take a detailed look at the environment for the M&A, financing and markets businesses at the big banks.

Startups get hyper… thermia

Startups get hyper… thermia

Forget your bikini-clad full moon party bitcoin events, because it doesn’t get any cooler than the annual Polar Bear Pitching in Oulu, Finland.

Five tables of tossers

Five tables of tossers

February marked the start of the Chinese Year of the Dog – it is a moment when it is common for analysts to take a light-hearted look at what Chinese astrology might mean for the markets in the year ahead.

Russia banking: The Yugra illusions

Russia banking: The Yugra illusions

On a recent visit to the Russian central bank on a wintry day, Euromoney’s eye was caught by a chap holding a large and surprisingly professionally produced billboard.

EM fund management: So long, Mark Mobius

EM fund management: So long, Mark Mobius

Mark Mobius, the white-suited, shaven-headed, Bond villain-named investor who is surely the most famous emerging-markets funds manager alive, is retiring after 30 years of travelling the world on behalf of Franklin Templeton Investments.

Asset allocation: Conviction confliction

Asset allocation: Conviction confliction

As we drift towards the end of the year, conferences seem to be full of panels on asset allocation for the 12 months ahead: sometimes a bold investor will go so far as to say what they invest in themselves; sometimes that’s a surprise.

IPO: Hong Kong literary book has many pages

IPO: Hong Kong literary book has many pages

The capital markets highlight of November in Asia was the Hong Kong IPO of Tencent spinoff China Literature, which raised HK$8.3 billion ($1.1 billion), was 600 times oversubscribed and shot up 70% on its first day of trading.

Ukraine: PrivatBank was a boon to Mills

Ukraine: PrivatBank was a boon to Mills

Back in June, holders of Eurobonds bailed in during the state takeover of Ukraine’s PrivatBank last year hired a clutch of upmarket American PRs to make the case to western journalists that the nationalization was illegitimate.

A bridge to blockchain scepticism

A bridge to blockchain scepticism

By PETER LEE

I realize my mistake within minutes of sharing with a colleague the notice from Dentacoin of the first blockchain solution for the global dental industry, including its own cryptocurrency token to pay for dental care products on a new trading platform.

Lights, camera, $119 million! How DC makes crime pay

Lights, camera, $119 million! How DC makes crime pay

Bankers might have spent much of this year’s IMF meetings fretting over where they might find growth, but the only growth worrying Washington’s cab drivers was the awesome sum being raked in by the city’s traffic cameras.