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  1. July 22, 2014

    Credit Suisse heads for exit on commodities trading

    When is an investment bank committed to a business? Until it’s not! That oft-quoted adage could be heard in the City of...

  2. July 17, 2014

    CVC to extract further $360m from Formula One

    CVC Capital Partners will extract a further $360m from Formula One under the terms of a debt refinancing deal that will...

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  1. July 17, 2014

    All this talk of Ficc is making me sick

    Maybe it’s the summer heat, or a brewing midlife crisis. But I had a strange reaction this week as I read the news about US...

  2. FT Alphaville

    July 9, 2014

    Pre-zombie update: slow, steady and hungry they march

    First-half performance numbers for the hedge fund industry as collated by HFR have arrived. Three up months and three down...

  3. July 8, 2014

    Short selling drops to lowest level since Lehman

    Hedge funds have sharply scaled back their bearish bets that the value of stocks is about to fall, with the proportion of...

  4. June 20, 2014

    Banking must stay out of the shadows

    The shadow banking system was at the centre of the financial crisis. In the meltdowns of Lehman Brothers and AIG, the...

  5. June 18, 2014

    WTO warns of creeping protectionism

    G20 economies have introduced more measures to restrict trade than encourage it over the past six months even as the global...

  6. June 15, 2014

    Cost of insuring against bank defaults back at pre-crisis levels

    The cost of insuring against global bank defaults has plunged to its lowest level since the financial crisis in a sign that...

  7. June 13, 2014

    Financial markets: Hurrah before the storm

    After Lehman Brothers collapsed in late 2008, financial markets around the world panicked. Almost six years later, the world...

  8. beyondbrics

    June 13, 2014

    Andy Xie: bear with bull's horns

    With the benefit of hindsight it is always easy to identify the signs of an impending crisis. Today it seems perfectly...

  9. June 9, 2014

    Global private wealth hits record $152tn

    There are more millionaires in the world than ever before as buoyant equity markets, stability in the industrialised...

  10. May 30, 2014

    William D Cohan on Wall Street whistleblowers

    Whistleblowing is not for the faint-hearted – and especially not on Wall Street. On Wall Street, as every­one now knows,...

  11. May 29, 2014

    Mementos of triumphs make a return to bankers’ desks

    When Lehman Brothers collapsed, Jessica Lindroos watched from her Canary Wharf office as redundant bankers left their...

  12. FT Alphaville

    May 12, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Why the housing bubble tanked the economy and the tech bubble didn’t. - A response to Sufi and...

  13. May 11, 2014

    Geithner reveals divisions over Lehman

    Timothy Geithner says he would have supported a US Federal Reserve loan to help Barclays buy Lehman Brothers on the weekend...

  14. May 8, 2014

    Make way BarCap – for Lehman

    BarCap is dead. Long live Lehman Brothers. Barclays chief executive Antony Jenkins has deemed the heart of the old Barclays...

  15. May 5, 2014

    Barclays to lose senior US tech banker

    Stuart Francis, the head of Barclays’ technology banking business, is preparing to leave the bank ahead of a strategic...

  16. May 2, 2014

    Barclays head of M&A to quit ahead of shake-up

    Barclays’ head of mergers and acquisitions is expected to quit, which would take to four the number of high-level bankers it...

  17. Business Blog

    May 1, 2014

    Can banking clean up its act? A speech by Lionel Barber

    A speech by Lionel Barber, Financial Times editor, at Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge, May 1, 2014. An accompanying...

  18. FT Alphaville

    April 30, 2014

    Libor: Do you get what you pay for? [Updated]

    As brands go, the London Interbank Offered Rate – Libor – is right up there with Enron and Lehman Brothers. So it might come...

  19. April 29, 2014

    Rainmaker McGee skips out of Barclays

    Skip McGee’s office walls are covered with newspaper clippings about the glory days of Lehman Brothers, a reminder that he...

  20. April 29, 2014

    Jenkins pushes change at Barclays amid exodus of Lehman stalwarts

    Not long after Barclays bought Lehman Brothers’ US brokerage arm at the height of the financial crisis, Bob Diamond said he...

  21. April 29, 2014

    Barclays to create bad bank in bid to transform investment operation

    Barclays will next week announce the creation of a bad bank in a bid to transform its struggling investment banking...

  22. April 7, 2014

    Daiichi’s Ranbaxy sale highlights Japan’s dealmaking woes

    Daiichi Sankyo’s 2008 takeover of India’s Ranbaxy has long seemed destined to join the list of Japan’s worst overseas...

  23. MBA blog

    March 25, 2014

    The importance of developing staff talent - an insider's view

    Recruitment season is in full swing at Insead and a noticeable trend has been the proliferation of graduate programmes...

  24. March 18, 2014

    Fears grow over futures brokers consolidation

    Consolidation among futures brokers is raising fears that there will be fewer parties to share the risks of default in...

  25. March 7, 2014

    Copper tumbles after China bond default

    Copper dropped to a seven-month low in heavy volume after a bond default in China added to growing concerns about slowing...

  26. March 7, 2014

    Let’s have some real-time economics

    What would it take to make economics more useful in a crisis? Not more rigorous or more realistic – although that would be...

  27. March 5, 2014

    Lehman’s UK unit administrators foresee £5bn surplus

    The administrators of Lehman Brothers’ main UK subsidiary expect to be left with a surplus of about £5bn to distribute after...

  28. March 2, 2014

    Movers & shakers: March 3

    ● Tony Fenner-Leitão has resigned as chief executive of Winton Capital, the $25bn hedge fund, after deciding to relocate for...

  29. FT Alphaville

    February 24, 2014

    Buffett derivatives, feel the (credit) quality

    In our exploration so far of the very large put option contracts sold by Berkshire Hathaway, we have looked at the reasons...

  30. February 21, 2014

    Transcripts reveal drama and fear as Fed confronted Lehman’s implosion

    When Lehman Brothers collapsed, the US Federal Reserve struggled to comprehend the danger facing the global economy,...

  31. February 16, 2014

    Neuberger Berman: From public enemy to tree-hugger

    In the first decade of this century, Neuberger Berman has been a public company, a division of an investment bank and...

  32. February 14, 2014

    Nomura offloads Fortress stake

    Nomura Holdings has sold back a stake in Fortress Investment Group for about $500m less than it paid eight years ago, as it...

  33. beyondbrics

    February 7, 2014

    Guest post: More China trust defaults likely but beware hype

    By Jason Bedford, independent consultant Many of the risks surrounding China’s trust sector have been misunderstood and...

  34. FT Alphaville

    February 5, 2014

    The Buffett derivative mystery gets more exotic

    In the comments on our last piece on Berkshire Hathaway’s very large derivative contracts we and Professor Pablo Triana...

  35. January 30, 2014

    China factory output slows in January

    Improving factory activity in other parts of Asia has yet to boost production in China, according to a manufacturing survey...

  36. January 17, 2014

    Power Dressing: Sean Largotta

    Sean Largotta, 42, is founder of Crown Group Hospitality, which owns the Red House restaurant in Chelsea, London, and Bill’s...

  37. January 8, 2014

    Regulators look at compiling list of key asset managers

    Regulators are looking at compiling a list of the world’s biggest asset management groups that pose a threat to the...

  38. December 23, 2013

    Commodities rush loses lustre for Wall Street

    The veteran banking analyst Brad Hintz published a set of research reports in 2005 about commodities trading at Goldman...

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