Investment Banking: Pardon my French

Jean-Pierre Mustier wants to make Société Générale a global powerhouse--and win the respect of investment banking rivals in London and New York -- by building on the bank's dominant position in equity derivatives.

Project finance: Abu Dhabi taps its own funds

Although the oil-rich emirate does not need other people’s money to finance big-ticket projects, it has shown an increasing appetite for project finance, reports Mark Ford in Abu Dhabi.

Private equity races for Reits

Driven by pension funds desperate to meet their investment allocations to real estate, private equity firms are buying up US real estate investment trusts as fast as they can.

Bank reorganization: UniCredit/HVB defines its model

The future for UniCredit and HVB’s merged operations in central and eastern Europe has been determined, with HVB’s subsidiary, Bank Austria Creditanstalt, set to become the sub-holding company for CEE operations within the UniCredit group.

Best practice: Disclose and explain

A CULTURE OF TRANSPARENCY What information do fund managers need to disclose to their clients about how their portfolios are managed? CFA's John Barrass reports on an issue troubling regulators.