Playing the IPO numbers game

Is a single banker better than a roomful in promoting an issue?

Time to let other investors in on secrets

Institutions in UK access pre-IPO documents ahead of others

Ignore the whistleblower at your peril

GSK case shows why leaks should be taken seriously

Law chief turns spotlight on dark pools

Schneiderman follows controversial predecessor Spitzer

Find ways to love the shadow banks

Some critics think the biggest global banks are too big to manage

UKLA’s Quindell ruling was tough but fair

Regulator’s job is to help investors make informed decisions

War of words on BNP Paribas reaches roar

Hollande and Dijsselbloem attack ‘excessive’ US crackdown

Hannam’s loss is investors’ gain

There are real benefits to having and enforcing clear rules

Pfizer’s guide for Takeover Panel’s class

Study tips for US group’s pursuit of AstraZeneca

Google and the chance to rewrite history

US tech group and rivals are receiving thousands of requests

Barclays’ St Antony slays the Red beast

Bank’s chief finally takes an axe to unit founded by predecessor

Brighter prospects for women CEOs

Study makes optimistic interpretation of dispiriting figures

Poisoning debate is a poor strategy

Sotheby’s case an opportunity to encourage challenges

BlackRock chief preaches tech spending

Fink’s call to boost capex has yet to convince investors

Regulators should be firm with Holcim-Lafarge

Tie-up does not look good for customers or suppliers

Trading misconduct takes different guise

High-frequency trading extends old tricks of the trade

Banks stressed by the element of surprise

Shock therapy is the best way to stop the system being played

Pensions move a timely reminder on risk

No evidence UK insurers saw changes coming

Hi-tech is hot but try not to get burnt

The landscape is littered with tech deals that fell short

It pays to comb the fine print for clues

Burying material information in statements is common

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Brooke Masters is Companies Editor
Matthew Vincent is Deputy Companies Editor
Lina Saigol is UK Companies Editor
Alison Smith is Chief Corporate Correspondent

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