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  1. FT Alphaville

    September 9, 2014

    How to spend it: ECB bond-buying edition

    Securitisation has gotten a bad rap thanks to its association with dodgy underwriting during the bubble. Yet bundling loans...

  2. beyondbrics

    September 3, 2014

    Guest post: the trillion dollar scandal of financial secrecy

    By David McNair of the ONE Campaign While the newswires are dominated by the threat of Isis, a critical opportunity to cut...

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  1. Risk Management

    Catastrophes are forcing up premiums for local authorities and large companies, drivin...
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    The eastern exposure of Vienna’s banks is a cause for concern amid the stand-off betwe...
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  1. September 1, 2014

    Barclays sale of Spanish arm allows chief to hit year-end target

    Barclays’ chief executive took a big step forward in dismantling the bank’s unprofitable European retail banking operations...

  2. FT Alphaville

    August 28, 2014

    Yes, trade with poor countries has cost US jobs

    Polled in March 2012, top academic economists overwhelmingly agreed that “freer trade improves productive efficiency and...

  3. FT Alphaville

    August 22, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Buiter on helicoptor drops: David clocks a new paper from Citi’s Willem Buiter, on why...

  4. FT Alphaville

    August 19, 2014

    "People want money"

    “Money,” we were once told, “is whatever you can use to pay your debts.” That definition is both precise and slippery, since...

  5. August 13, 2014

    Citizens Financial beefs up commercial arm ahead of looming float

    Citizens Financial Group, the US unit of Royal Bank of Scotland, is bolstering its commercial banking operations as it...

  6. FT Alphaville

    August 7, 2014

    Derivatives and public entities: don't be a day-one loser

    Banco Espirito Santo has recently, and spectacularly, shown how many sins of the past lie beneath Portuguese corporate life....

  7. FT Alphaville

    July 31, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Most hedge funds fail: Clarity is the enemy of profitable finance, says Dan. But...

  8. FT Alphaville

    July 25, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE How to forward a new golden age: A guest post by Carlota Perez, Centennial Professor of...

  9. FT Alphaville

    July 15, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian equity markets were in day two of a rebound as investors took an optimistic view that problems in Portugal’s...

  10. beyondbrics

    July 14, 2014

    The LIA and Libya's struggle to move on

    News that Abdulmagid Breish has been removed from his position as chairman of the Libyan Investment Authority brings yet...

  11. June 22, 2014

    Finance graduates sense job-security

    Is job security in the finance profession a distant dream? What concerns do master’s in finance graduates have about working...

  12. June 20, 2014

    Winton doubles payout to bumper £197m

    Winton, the London hedge fund founded by David Harding, paid its staff and partners £197m in dividends and salaries last...

  13. June 20, 2014

    Britain’s economic scars will outlast its long convalescence

    Admitting that you know too little about the state of the economy to make a confident decision about monetary policy might...

  14. FT Alphaville

    June 19, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Camp Alphaville reminder: You turn your back for five minutes and there’s a mystery anthropologist added to the lineup....

  15. June 17, 2014

    More to bank competition than switching by numbers

    There is much to like in the cut of Andrea Leadsom’s jib. The new City minister is a 50-year-old ex-banker who has promised...

  16. beyondbrics

    June 10, 2014

    Gill Marcus: telling it straight as S Africa faces threat of downgrade

    If anybody had any lingering illusions about the worrying state of South Africa’s economy, Gill Marcus, the central bank...

  17. beyondbrics

    June 6, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * US warns on China air force spending | A Pentagon report claims that Beijing’s annual defence spending is...

  18. FT Alphaville

    June 5, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Camp Alphaville reminder courtesy of Paul Murphy: “Think of a festival, but for finance rather than music. Oh, and without...

  19. June 3, 2014

    Big banks rethink dealmaking strategies in Asia

    Matt Hanning piled out of his family car in a hurry and into Sydney’s Shangri-La hotel where he was greeted by Kuok Khoon...

  20. May 28, 2014

    Vienna fights to remain key banking and finance centre

    For more than a decade from the early 1990s, Austrians looked with pride at their banks, as most of the largest and some...

  21. May 27, 2014

    Disarm our doomsday machine

    Are financial crises an inevitable feature of capitalism? Must the government rescue the system when huge crises occur? In...

  22. May 27, 2014

    RBS slashes US mortgage business

    Royal Bank of Scotland is shrinking in the US under regulatory pressure from the Federal Reserve, with the loss of hundreds...

  23. May 27, 2014

    EU banks back in infrastructure loan zone

    Even in a country infamous for trains not running on time, nine years is a long wait. That is the time it took to finalise a...

  24. May 22, 2014

    GE extends bid deadline for Alstom unit

    General Electric has extended a deadline for its $16.9bn bid for the energy business of Alstom of France, giving it more...

  25. May 20, 2014

    US mortgage lenders face shake out amid losses

    US lenders face a wave of consolidation as they grapple with the end of a mortgage refinancing boom that has cut sharply...

  26. May 19, 2014

    Fears over ‘lowflation’ serve up bond market surprise

    Rather than head higher and pierce the 3 per cent level, as virtually everyone had expected at the start of the year, the...

  27. May 18, 2014

    First defaults in second-generation CMBS emerge

    The former headquarters of ATI Careers Training Center, in a rundown suburb of Fort Worth, Texas lies vacant. Where once...

  28. FT Alphaville

    May 16, 2014

    Death of Banks Watch

    Introducing a new series tracking the slow death of the traditional investment banking model (if not banking itself). Just...

  29. May 15, 2014

    New group no nimble operator

    Sir Charles Dunstone, the billionaire founder of Carphone Warehouse, and Sebastian James, the ebullient chief executive of...

  30. May 15, 2014

    US banks aim to cut pay of financial advisers

    After cutting the pay of traders, bank executives in the US are manoeuvring to reduce their payroll for a 50,000-strong army...

  31. May 15, 2014

    UBS’s McCann ready to take on Bank rivals

    Bob McCann walked into UBS’s US wealth management division when everyone else was walking out. His job was to stop them....

  32. May 15, 2014

    Big changes at Barclays need deft handling

    The headlines about Barclays screamed ‘14,000 jobs to go this year’. In essence, it is a larger figure than an already large...

  33. May 14, 2014

    SocGen sets Newedge €200m profit target

    Société Générale plans to reverse rapidly-declining profitability at Newedge, the futures broker it took full control of...

  34. FT Alphaville

    May 14, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Australian equities lost momentum after the government revealed its 2014 budget — various welfare benefits would be...

  35. May 12, 2014

    Barclays’ Fed lobbying efforts fall flat

    Barclays lobbied the US Federal Reserve more often than any other foreign bank in a vigorous – and ultimately unsuccessful –...

  36. FT Alphaville

    May 8, 2014

    Hedge funds, fortunes and merit

    Institutional Investor’s Alpha published its rich list for 2013 this week which, as Matt Levine has described with flair and...

  37. May 8, 2014

    Morrison shares hit bottom of FTSE 100

    Results from Morrison underlined the challenges facing grocery retailers as shares in Britain’s fourth-biggest supermarket...

  38. May 8, 2014

    Going bad proves a good move for lenders

    The first rule of setting up a bad bank is to call it something else. When executives at Italy’s Intesa Sanpaolo decided...

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