Global Investing

Central banks and the next bubble

February 21, 2012

Central bank balance sheets are expanding at what some say is an alarming pace. Can this cause the next bubble to form and burst?

Euro periphery: Lehman-type shock still on cards

February 13, 2012

The passing of Greek austerity measures is fuelling a rally in peripheral debt today with Italian, Spanish and Portuguese yields falling across the curve.

from Summit Notebook:

Time private bankers got professional

October 7, 2009

It's hard to imagine that a banker who represents multimillionaires would be anything but professional - but a top executive at a leading global bank thinks that's precisely the wealth management industry's problem.

from From Reuters.com:

How has the credit crisis affected you?

By Reuters Staff
August 18, 2009

The demise of Lehman Brothers a year ago sparked a collapse in financial market confidence and set of a series of reactions that have spread hardship into the four corners of the globe.

Americans going abroad again

July 1, 2009

U.S. investors have started to go shopping abroad for assets for the first time year.

from MacroScope:

Who do you blame for the credit crisis?

June 30, 2009

Greedy bankers are routinely blamed for the credit crisis but one British-based poll of -- well, financiers -- spreads the blame more widely.

Reuters Funds Summit: A financial Chernobyl

March 18, 2009

The mood in the asset management industry is ”very cautious, very realistic but not pessimistic” after the financial industry’s “Chernobyl” of Lehman Brothers collapse, according to Europe’s fund industry chief.

Bowling for Whistleblowers

February 17, 2009

Attention Wall Street whistleblowers: your banking job might be at risk, but here’s your shot at Hollywood stardom.

Going back to Quakers?

September 23, 2008

InvestorIn these troubled times, go back to basics.

Theo Zemek, AXA Investment Managers‘ global head of fixed income, says investors should adopt “Quaker investment policies” – sober and safe investment strategies that can be explained to their grandmothers.

Last wisdom from Lehman Brothers

September 16, 2008

Lehman“Dear readers, let us begin this week’s missive by acknowledging its partial incompleteness. For understandable considerations, there are some capital market situations that we cannot discuss. We thank all our readers for their support and look forward to continuing to provide you with timely analysis.”