Commentaries

Cazenove lives it large in ECM

September 24, 2009

Thomson Reuters data on equity capital markets activity over the first 9 months of the year throws up some pretty exciting data if you are a Cazenove shareholder.

Cazenove’s yield may muddy JP Morgan deal

September 23, 2009

As your friendly neighbourhood investment bank rarely tells you, something like 80 percent of deals don’t pay off. So why do one if you don’t have to?

Investment banker admits: we overcharge

August 28, 2009

On the FT’s letters page, Robert Pickering tackles the familiar theme of bank profits and bonuses. The reason banks pay their employees so much, he argues, is because they make large profits. But why are their profits so large?