The Great Debate

from Breakingviews:

Bowie’s financial legacy is actually Hunky Dory

January 11, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist.  The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Asian bankers will shift from deals to distress

January 4, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Annual reports offer front-page warnings

December 30, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

The weaponization of everything: Globalization’s dark side

By Nader Mousavizadeh
September 25, 2015
Illustration file picture shows a man typing on a computer keyboard in Warsaw

A man types on a computer keyboard in Warsaw in this February 28, 2013 illustration file picture. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Files

from Breakingviews:

Why Citigroup would be better in bits

September 2, 2014

By Rob Cox

The author is a Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. 

Nine years ago, Breakingviews proposed an “extreme idea” to Citigroup’s then-leader Charles Prince. The $240 billion New York bank’s market capitalization was lower than the worth of its parts valued separately. By splitting into three separate units, the idea was, Prince could hand shareholders an extra $50 billion or so, the equivalent of one entire U.S. Bancorp at the time.

from Breakingviews:

Ushering Eric Cantor to revolving door

August 7, 2014

By Rob Cox

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Three principles for a new Wall Street

October 19, 2011

By Don Tapscott
The view expressed here are his own.

Protesters set up the “Occupy Wall Street” base camp in New York a month ago because the location epitomizes the economic forces that control the U.S. and global economies. As one sign read: “This is not a recession. It’s a robbery.” To many it feels like just that. The financial services industry is in desperate need of reform. Many bankers have behaved as secretive corporate titans serving only their own interests, and insist the devastating consequences are not their fault. They are failing to fulfill their obligations to society—in some cases, even to shareholders–and a growing number of critics view the day-to-day behavior of the financial services industry as unacceptable. If the industry doesn’t initiate reform from within then it will eventually have more extreme reform imposed from outside.

Foreclosures, capital and sickening cures

October 28, 2010

-James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own-

A dilemma at the heart of the response to the financial crisis is that the antidote to so many ills actually causes the symptoms to worsen.

from The Great Debate UK:

Why UK financial blogging lags behind the U.S.

May 13, 2010

Edward Croft is CEO of Stockopedia, a UK-based website which aggregates research, commentary and analysis for investors, and offers social networking opportunities. The opinions expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate UK:

Punishing investment bankers: the nanny-state goes global

April 19, 2010

Laurence_Copeland- Laurence Copeland is a professor of finance at Cardiff University Business School and a co-author of “Verdict on the Crash” published by the Institute of Economic Affairs. The opinions expressed are his own. -