Hedge funds: A strategy for all seasons

The event driven hedge fund strategy has fared well during the global financial crisis and, despite a difficult second quarter this year, looks set to continue outperforming other strategies

Private placement bond market booms

The regulation-D private placement market in the US is a well-established bond market that has served predominantly unrated borrowers, both domestic and international, for almost 30 years.

Nervous equity investors shun IPOs

The revival in the market in late 2009 seemed a sign of capital markets returning to normal after the financial market crisis and economic downturn; well-supported new listings pointed to recovery.

Deutsche fires up its Asia ambitions

With the hire of China dealmaker extraordinary Henry Cai from his old shop UBS, Deutsche Bank’s Asia-Pacific chief executive Robert Rankin took another step towards making the bank as successful in investment banking as it is in the markets business.