Goldman goes for desktop domination

Goldman Sachs is struggling to reassure other brokers that they have nothing to fear from its plans to turn proprietary platform RediPlus into a multi-broker trading system.

Phylon overcomes false start

Hedge fund Phylon's launch was ill-timed, but its partners' application of emerging market experience to European equities has impressed investors.

Making 21i.net work

Through his creation, 21i.net, entrepreneur Fritz Kaiser is hoping to bring together the leading wealth management service providers in the world as a type of one-stop shop.

Time is running out for the Landesbanken

With just over a year left before they lose the state guarantees that they rely upon for cheap financing, several German Landesbanken still do not have a clear strategy.

Germany's gradual revolution

Selling off Germany's autobahns and lamp posts are two of the more bizarre proposals of a government desperate to raise cash to bail out an ailing economy.