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    1. July 15, 2015

      Rare earth protest fuels shadow lending fears

      Hundreds of frustrated Chinese investors protested this week outside a rare earth metals exchange in the south after it...

    2. July 5, 2015

      A bubbly corner of the shadow banking market

      Past performance is no guarantee of future results. This is financial wisdom even savvy market actors ignore; a handy...

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    1. June 29, 2015

      Shadow banks take up the running in risky lending

      For decades local upstarts and foreign powerhouses have tried to crack the US corporate banking sector, usually...

    2. June 25, 2015

      Shadow lending crackdown looms over China’s stock market

      China’s shadow banks, increasingly wary of lending into a slowing economy, have turned to the stock market, fuelling a...

    3. June 21, 2015

      More asset managers become shadow banks

      The number of asset managers lending directly to companies in the US and Europe has more than doubled in the past two...

    4. May 31, 2015

      Shadow banks grab record US loans share

      Non-bank lenders have overtaken US banks to grab a record slice of government-backed mortgages, after regulatory curbs...

    5. May 28, 2015

      ECB warns of risks posed by shadow banking sector

      The rapid growth of the shadow banking sector poses a risk to financial stability in the eurozone, the European Central...

    6. May 25, 2015

      India’s shadow banks lend where others fear to tread

      In early 2008, GMR, an Indian conglomerate with interests in airports, energy and roads, had a market capitalisation of...

    7. May 24, 2015

      Shadow banks push for easing of loan caps

      A band of lenders within the shadow banking system is making a new push on Capitol Hill, seeking an easing of rules...

    8. May 18, 2015

      Swiss broker to set up London repo venue

      Tradition, the Swiss interdealer broker, is looking to reinvigorate Europe’s struggling “repo” market with a new...

    9. April 20, 2015

      Hidden dangers that banking regulators fail to chart

      Nobody knows anything.” Applied to Hollywood, William Goldman’s words inspired optimism, but such words also apply to...

    10. April 13, 2015

      GE Capital tells a cautionary tale for shadow banks

      General Electric’s share price is still a fair way off the $42 highs that the group enjoyed in the 2007 run-up to the...

    11. March 17, 2015

      Alternative lending set for ‘bumper’ European year

      Direct lending funds are looking to raise more than €15bn in the next 12 months, according to Deloitte, as European...

    12. March 11, 2015

      SoFi hopes to shake up mortgages online

      A new entrant to the prime US mortgage market is looking to do $1bn of business by the end of this year, in a sign of...

    13. February 24, 2015

      Risks squeezed out of banks pop up elsewhere

      Investors are reaching for a toolkit of exchange traded funds, mutual funds and credit derivatives to make up for a...

    14. February 17, 2015

      Hanergy’s Li taps shadow lenders to fund group’s startling growth

      Hanergy’s debt deals China’s richest man has been loading up on high interest shadow banking loans — and selling off a...

    15. February 3, 2015

      Reach for returns takes funds into the shadows

      “Holy Cow Batman, these bonds can outperform stocks!” Bill Gross wrote back in 2003. Then chief investment officer at...

    16. January 26, 2015

      Jean-Pierre Mustier quits banking for private debt fund Tikehau

      The former investment banking boss of UniCredit and Société Générale has become the latest to quit the industry for the...

    17. January 5, 2015

      Bankruptcy fears for Poland’s credit unions

      Almost half of Poland’s credit unions are close to bankruptcy, as a collapse in the sector’s financial health strains...

    18. December 4, 2014

      China shadow bank collapse exposes grey-market lending risk

      A sign in parchment above the locked door of Shanxi Platinum Assemblage Investment, written in calligraphy, reads...

    19. October 30, 2014

      Shadow banking nears pre-crisis peak

      The scale of shadow banking relative to the overall economy is closing in on its pre-crisis peak even as mainstream...

    20. October 19, 2014

      China’s online lenders offer mortgage loans

      Chinese peer-to-peer lenders are venturing into mortgage loans in a bid to draw mainstream investors into an industry...

    21. October 14, 2014

      Regulators shine a light on the banking shadows

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

    22. October 14, 2014

      Terms laid down for taming shadow bank risk

      Global regulators have taken a landmark step towards taming risk in a key segment of the shadow banking system,...

    23. October 13, 2014

      FSB’s buzz cut for repo borrowers helps banks feel a little less bald

      Shadow banking has image problems. The Stygian name is a downer, for a start. Moreover, unconventional lending could...

    24. September 29, 2014

      Insurers face home truths in a changing market

      Another day, another hit to UK insurers’ core business. A few months ago George Osborne shook up the British pensions...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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