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  1. September 3, 2014

    Arrowgrass hedge fund moves into electronic invoicing

    Arrowgrass Capital, the $5bn London hedge fund, is planning to develop an electronic invoicing service in the latest move...

  2. August 12, 2014

    Chinese trusts face slower growth as economy weakens

    China’s trust sector, the largest segment in the country’s expanding shadow-banking system, grew at its slowest pace in more...

  1. July 17, 2014

    Alarmists overstate China’s shadow banking threat

    Does shadow banking pose a grave threat to China’s economy – or is it merely a sign of a maturing financial system? The FT’s...

  2. July 8, 2014

    Citic launches lawsuit in Chinese metals probe

    A Chinese state-owned metals trader has sued units of Qingdao Port Group, the world’s seventh-largest port operator, as it...

  3. July 7, 2014

    End to China’s property boom has barely begun

    The Chinese property sector is in a recession. Market optimists insist it is going through an “adjustment” similar to...

  4. June 23, 2014

    Fears mount over asset managers’ shadow banking operations

    The shrinking banking sector is creating a “major opportunity” for asset managers to step into the lending breach, but...

  5. June 20, 2014

    We should find ways to love the shadow banks

    Since 2008 shadow banking assets – lending by institutions other than banks – have grown 21 per cent and the sector now...

  6. June 19, 2014

    New York Federal Reserve takes on key role in repo market

    The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has emerged as the single largest player in an important segment of the short-term...

  7. June 19, 2014

    Hedge fund chiefs and former bankers enter the shadows

    In the six years since the financial crisis, the financial services world has seen all kinds of new institutions take over...

  8. June 18, 2014

    Regulatory tussle centres on ‘repo’

    In the spring of 2008, financial regulators at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York watched in shock as money market fund...

  9. June 18, 2014

    Rulemaking proves tricky when dealing with shadow banking

    Tricky business of regulation Regulators around the world are struggling to keep pace with the constantly evolving shadow...

  10. June 17, 2014

    Shadow banks step into the lending void

    Shadow banks step into the void Warren Kanders can stop a bullet. He finds it harder to get a bank loan. The chief executive...

  11. June 17, 2014

    Banks unload risk into blind pools

    In recent weeks about 2,500 companies that borrowed more than €11bn from the German bank Nord/LB have had the main risk of...

  12. June 17, 2014

    Biomnis case sheds light on less than lenient shadow banks

    Alternative lending offers opportunities for companies to restructure their finances, but it is a path that does not always...

  13. June 17, 2014

    ‘Patient capital’ ready to exploit bond market sell-off

    Asset managers hoping to profit from bouts of bond market turmoil – now that big Wall Street banks have had their wings...

  14. June 16, 2014

    Into the shadows: Taking another path

    When Jean-Pierre Mustier thinks about shadow banking, he remembers the “dark” days before the 2008 financial crisis. Back...

  15. June 16, 2014

    Fed looks at exit fees on bond funds

    Federal Reserve officials have discussed whether regulators should impose exit fees on bond funds to avert a potential run...

  16. June 15, 2014

    The need to focus a light on shadow banking is nigh

    As progress has been made in reforming the global banking  system and as risk appetite returns to financial markets, wider...

  17. June 15, 2014

    Into the shadows: risky business, global threat

    From the window of his office, Qiao Jingshan can look out across downtown Yuncheng and see signs of new construction...

  18. June 13, 2014

    BoE widens lending access to shadow banking sector

    The Bank of England has decided upon a significant extension of the range of institutions it is willing to lend to as it...

  19. June 2, 2014

    Do not be fooled by fund rankings

    To the extent that good can come from calamity, the silver lining of the credit crunch is that it has begat an era of more...

  20. May 21, 2014

    China opens debt window for local governments

    China will allow local governments to sell bonds for the first time in two decades in a big step towards tackling a looming...

  21. May 21, 2014

    Mutual funds not guilty of systemic risk charge

    On both sides of the Atlantic, regulators say mutual funds may be “systemically important financial institutions” and...

  22. May 18, 2014

    Citic Group multiplies shadow banking exposure to $52bn

    China’s largest conglomerate by revenue has invested more than $50bn in shadow banking products over the past three years,...

  23. May 15, 2014

    Marshall Wace seeks to launch P2P fund

    Marshall Wace is close to launching a £200m peer to peer lending investment trust listed in London as it seeks to exploit...

  24. May 4, 2014

    Smaller China banks step up shadow lending activity

    Smaller Chinese banks have ramped up their shadow lending activity, adding to the financial risks that threaten to trip up...

  25. April 29, 2014

    Leveraged loan crackdown drives borrowers to ‘shadow banks’

    A US regulatory crackdown on the $600bn leveraged loan market is driving borrowers to alternative lenders known as “shadow...

  26. April 29, 2014

    Lending crackdown sends US loans into the shadows

    Financial regulators are cracking the whip on some of the biggest US banks, clamping down on risky lending to highly...

  27. April 15, 2014

    Chinese munis will help curb shadow banks

    It is never a good idea to have an overdeveloped capital market, as is the case in the US. Nor is it a good idea to have an...

  28. April 14, 2014

    China engineers ‘Potemkin defaults’ to mask debt reality

    In the past two months, China has suffered its first domestic bond default in recent history and a series of small...

  29. April 1, 2014

    Largest P2P loan to fund urban regeneration scheme

    A British urban regeneration scheme has landed £8.3m funding from Wellesley & Co, the largest loan issued by a peer-to-peer...

  30. April 1, 2014

    China’s shadow banks at risk of a property crash

    Delegates from Hong Kong who made the pilgrimage to the mainland to take part in the National People’s Congress in mid-March...

  31. March 31, 2014

    Banks’ retreat empowers commodity trading houses

    Over the past decade, the world’s largest banks have with little fanfare become immersed in a business far removed from...

  32. March 14, 2014

    China cracks down on mobile phone payments

    China has ordered a halt to mobile phone payment systems and virtual credit cards, in a move that will slow the rapid...

  33. February 27, 2014

    Top ratings of rental-backed bonds under fire

    New bonds backed by rental income from thousands of single-family homes in the US do not yet deserve the highest available...

  34. February 25, 2014

    Non-bank lending steps out of the shadows

    Shadow banks are beginning to win friends and influence people, as a bill to boost lending to America’s small businesses...

  35. February 17, 2014

    Creditors throw lifeline to China coal miner Liansheng Resources

    Creditors have agreed to a restructuring of a heavily indebted Chinese coal miner that had menaced the country’s shadow...

  36. February 12, 2014

    China coal miner’s $50m loan default fuels shadow banking fears

    A Chinese mining company, whose flamboyant boss made headlines for spending $11m on his daughter’s wedding, has defaulted on...

  37. February 10, 2014

    P2P lenders install investor speed bumps

    The biggest peer-to-peer lenders have been forced to install “speed bumps” to stop sophisticated investors from snapping up...

  38. February 5, 2014

    Middle market lending: me and my shadow

    If the financial crisis is forcing American banking out into the sunshine, it is also forcing pockets of American lending...

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