Summit Notebook

from DealZone:

Diamonds in the rough

October 1, 2009

Diamond pictureSomewhere out there are ailing companies in need of a turnaround specialist. These experts -- also known as company doctors -- parachute into troubled businesses to turn their business around.

Restructuring calls heat up

September 30, 2009

After a cool few months, the phones are heating up again for restructuring advisors. 

Zombie companies

September 30, 2009

In zombie films, the dead walk the earth and slowly annihilate the living. Such a frightening prospect may be in store for Europe, the Reuters Restructuring Summit was told.

from Funds Hub:

A “remote, silent whirlwind”?

September 29, 2009

We may have just lived through the biggest financial crisis in 80 years, but its impact may still not have been big enough for people to learn the right lessons for next time.

from LEGACY Reuters Summits:

More sovereign bond issues, more challenging for corporates?

September 29, 2009

Analysts say the worst of the financial crisis that hit Eastern Europe especially hard has passed but new euro bond and sovereign bond issues could make it challenging for corporations looking to tap the capital markets. Cheuvreux's Simon Quijano-Evans explains why.

Impact of new sovereign bond issues from Reuters TV on Vimeo.

Tinkering whilst debt burns

September 29, 2009

What have Liverpool Football Club, French building materials firm Materis and German forklift truck maker Kion got in common?

“Rich, retired and gone”

September 29, 2009

Veteran insolvency expert Nick Hood gave the restructuring summit a sobering reminder of the shortcomings of corporate finance.

Debt collecting gets…er, sexy?

September 28, 2009

Bank employees working in call centers and reminding clients of their overdue loans used to be as far to the bottom of the banking food chain as you could be. Not any more.

Stop lumping us together! say Central Europeans

September 28, 2009

An invitation to the Reuters Central European Investment Summit may sound perfectly acceptable to many policy makers and executives but not to Czech central banker Mojmir Hampl. It’s not that he objected to visiting our Vienna office and being interviewed by a crew of editors — Hampl was ready and willing to do that. He just questioned the very idea of lumping together all the different countries in a very diverse region.

from Funds Hub:

The morgue after Christmas

September 28, 2009
Around this Christmastide banks will begin to take a strict approach to companies running out of money, according to Simon Davies, managing director of The Blackstone Group.