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  1. February 27, 2012

    New funding bureaucracy is pointless

    From Dr Richard Little. Sir, Despite the obvious passion of Felix Rohatyn and Rodney Slater, their call for a US National...

  2. February 20, 2012

    America needs its own infrastructure bank

    America needs to invest in infrastructure. Despite signs of improvement, our economy is still in crisis. We could create...

  1. August 7, 2011

    New York’s 1970s ‘saviour’ Carey dies

    Hugh Carey, the governor of New York who steered the state through the hard winters of severe financial turmoil in the...

  2. FT Alphaville

    July 25, 2011

    State debt talks look back to New York 1970s crisis

    State leaders are learning from New York’s rancorous brush with bankruptcy in the 1970s as they seek consensus on reducing...

  3. July 24, 2011

    Echoes of New York in 1975 as views harden

    With US states and cities grappling with painful choices to shore up their finances, some of the advisers who resolved one...

  4. April 1, 2011

    An unfair tale of New York

    The other day, I attended a dinner at New York’s Plaza hotel organised by a group called the “Citizens Budget Commission”....

  5. November 19, 2010

    Dealings

    Dealings: A Political and Financial Life, by Felix G Rohatyn, Simon & Schuster RRP$27, 304 pages If you are over 65 and have...

  6. July 6, 2010

    US told to seek foreign partners

    Out of order: the 2008 privatisation of Chicago’s parking meters encountered operational problems when rate rises left...

  7. January 28, 2010

    M&A pioneer returns to Lazard

    Felix Rohatyn, the corporate dealmaker who helped pioneer the merger-advisory industry, has returned to Lazard, his Wall...

  8. January 28, 2010

    M&A pioneer returns to Lazard

    Felix Rohatyn, the corporate dealmaker who helped pioneer the merger-advisory industry, has returned to Lazard, his Wall...

  9. November 18, 2009

    Jacobs will take on player-coach role at Lazard

    Lazard's decision to elevate Kenneth Jacobs, a consummate dealmaker in the mould of his predecessor as chairman, the late...

  10. November 18, 2009

    Jacobs will take on player-coach role at Lazard

    Lazard's decision to elevate Kenneth Jacobs, a consummate dealmaker in the mould of his predecessor - the late Bruce...

  11. November 17, 2009

    Jacobs will take on player-coach role at Lazard

    Lazard’s decision to elevate Kenneth Jacobs, a consummate dealmaker in the mould of his predecessor as chairman, the late...

  12. August 4, 2009

    National infrastructure finance with private participation

    From Ms Leni Berliner. Sir, The suggestion from Felix Rohatyn and Everett Ehrlich that the Obama administration plug holes...

  13. FT Alphaville

    July 30, 2009

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Thursday’s FT,  Smaller banks will not make us safer Josef Ackermann, chief...

  14. July 29, 2009

    How to take charge of a two-speed stimulus

    The conventional wisdom But the reality is more complex. Some of the stimulus has been slow to take effect, particularly the...

  15. April 3, 2009

    View from the Top - Felix Rohatyn, president of FGR Associates

    Wall Street veteran Felix Rohatyn shot to international prominence in the 1970s when he managed the negotiations that...

  16. April 1, 2009

    Speech: ‘Rebuilding the Economy by Rebuilding America’

    The following is a speech given by Felix Rohatyn, president of FGR Associates and former US ambassador to France, to the...

  17. November 8, 2008

    Bookworm boogie in Big Apple

    Former Lehman Brothers boss Dick Fuld probably doesn't get out that much these days, but he was seen among the 600 guests...

  18. October 1, 2008

    The hoi polloi vents its discontent on an untrusted elite

    This week, the American people rebelled against their elite. That is the big political story behind Congress's surprise...

  19. October 1, 2008

    Dissenters in Congress reflect hoi polloi fury towards untrusted elite

    This week, the American people rebelled against their elite. That is the big political story behind Congress's surprise...

  20. FT Alphaville

    July 22, 2008

    Pink Picks

    Comment and analysis from Tuesday’s FT, View of the Day: Teun Draaisma, Morgan Stanley It is time to dip a toe back in to...

  21. July 21, 2008

    Measures to avoid the worst recession in 30 years

    Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve chairman, this week alluded to an economy facing “numerous difficulties”. In fact there are...

  22. March 31, 2008

    Sometimes it’s not just about taxes

    From Mr David Vawter. Sir, Amen to Felix Rohatyn and Warren Rudman’s call for the US to make long-overdue investments in its...

  23. March 26, 2008

    Infrastructure is America’s best investment

    While the private sector drives the US economy, the government – since the beginning of the republic – has played a leading...

  24. FT Alphaville

    January 4, 2008

    Cohan: look to Goldman for precedent in Wall St stake sales

    William Cohan, of Last Tycoons fame, runs through the portents for the latest Wall Street fad of propping up ailing capital...

  25. October 30, 2007

    The thread of truth plucked from a tangled web

    It is, as the subtitle puts it, "a tale of unrestrained ambition, billion-dollar fortunes, byzantine power struggles and...

  26. October 26, 2007

    Full transcript: William Cohan talks to Andrew Hill

    Andrew Hill, associate editor, Financial Times William Cohan, author, The Last Tycoons William Cohan: The story has such a...

  27. October 15, 2007

    Excerpt: ‘The Last Tycoons’ by William D Cohan

    This was one of six book shortlisted for the 2007 FT/Golman Sachs business book of the year award. Read the shortlist, plus...

  28. August 27, 2007

    Role of railroads too often forgotten

    From Mr Ross B. Capon. Sir, Thank you for the article "Federal action is needed to rebuild America" (August 23), by Felix...

  29. August 27, 2007

    Estimated cost of infrastructure upgrade surely too low

    From Mr Thomas J. Gallagher. Sir, Felix Rohatyn and Warren Rudman wisely suggest that the Dodd-Hegel Infrastructure Bank...

  30. August 22, 2007

    Federal action needed to rebuild US

    T he word “infrastructure” has to be one of the most unfortunate of the English language. While it is intended to represent...

  31. FT Alphaville

    June 28, 2007

    The irrelevance of today's Wall Street banker

    Having spent a good many years in the business himself and based a best-selling book on his experiences, William Cohan...

  32. June 27, 2007

    The death rattle of banks’ advising on dealmaking

    Here we are, smack in the middle of the “Biggest Deal Boom – Evaaah”, as The Wall Street Journal pointed out the other day....

  33. May 9, 2007

    Rothschild US boss quits for academia

    Gerry Rosenfeld, head of Rothschild’s North American business, will step down in June to take up a full-time teaching post...

  34. April 26, 2007

    A small price to get New York moving again

    From the Pacific to the Atlantic and down to the Gulf of Mexico, US public infrastructure is derelict. This is especially...

  35. March 30, 2007

    Uncommon wealth

    Making money has long been pretty much a patriotic duty for Americans. Remember Edith Wharton’s Ralstons, those pillars of...

  36. February 2, 2007

    Power-broker under attack

    It is spring 2006 and in the heart of Paris a dozen of France’s most powerful corporate bosses are in the private dining...

  37. January 31, 2007

    BMS bolsters bank team amid bid talk

    Bristol-Myers Squibb, the US pharmaceuticals group, is beefing up its banking team ahead of possible takeover approaches...

  38. January 31, 2007

    Takeover talk leads BMS to bolster bank team

    Bristol-Myers Squibb, the US pharmaceuticals group, is beefing up its banking team ahead of possible takeover approaches...

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