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.

Squeeze is on for investment banks

September 10, 2009

Peter Thal Larsen.jpgInvestment banks are facing a big squeeze. For an industry that was generating record revenues just months after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, this may seem unlikely. But the revival looks set to be short-lived. Increased regulation and greater competition means the super-charged returns the industry generated for most of the past decade are likely to prove elusive.

The recession is tough on teeth

August 17, 2009

Child winces as dental hygienist checks teeth

The U.S. economy isn’t giving dentists many reasons to smile yet, an annual survey of the profession by JPMorgan has found.

CIT timing not the greatest

July 16, 2009

Though, I’m not sure if it would have been better for the talks between CIT and the government to break down last week either. The pairing of almost certain bankruptcy of the little guy lender with the blow-out earnings of Wall Street giants, JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs, makes a strong argument for smaller financial institutions to beef up their operations so they, too, can be too big to fail.