The Great Debate

Michael Jackson’s troubled financial legacy

June 26, 2009

Alexander Smith– Alexander Smith is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

Fee bonanza spells more trouble for banks

June 26, 2009

Alex Smith-GreatDebate– Alexander Smith is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own –

Investment banks are going to have a lot of explaining to do. After the lows of 2008, and despite the mauling they’ve had from politicians and the public, 2009 is going to be a bumper year for those that lived to tell the tale. The banks have pocketed an incredible $16 billion in fees in the second quarter, according to Thomson Reuters first half data on deals and fee income, released on Friday. Click here for related news.

Time for fund managers to act

By Alexander Smith
May 26, 2009

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Piech must decide which car he’s driving

By Alexander Smith
May 18, 2009

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Bankers can’t kick the sporting habit

By Alexander Smith
February 11, 2009

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