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Jerome Booth, Head of Research, Ashmore Investment Management

Unwinding global imbalances

Thu, 09/02/2012 - 09:31

The most likely path for unwinding global imbalances over the medium term is through appreciation of EM currencies versus G10 currencies, says Jerome Booth, Head of Research, and Jan Dehn, Strategist at Ashmore Investment Management… »

Lou Sala, chief executive, Capital Markets practice, WTP Advisors

Hallmarks of a successful hedge fund in 2012

Wed, 08/02/2012 - 07:59

Lou Sala, chief executive of the Capital Markets practice at WTP Advisors, says that in the wake of the Madoff scandal, due diligence processes that were once little more than box-ticking exercises have become a searching and in some respects painful examination for hedge fund managers. »

Noeleen Ruddy, senior counsel, structured products and capital markets group, Walkers

Ireland extends its commodity fund offering

Tue, 07/02/2012 - 07:46

By Petrina Smyth and Noeleen Ruddy (pictured) – As a leading jurisdiction for the establishment of investment funds and structured finance vehicles, Ireland has seen commodity funds established for many years using regulated Qualifying Investor Funds, ranging from funds investing in precious metals to agricultural crop funds. »

Mark Zuckerberg, Founder, FaceBook

Where should Facebook list?

Fri, 03/02/2012 - 16:52

Dear Mark Zuckerberg,   Congratulations on your IPO filing.  We understand that you are faced with a difficult decision soon on where to list your stock. »

Jonathan Piper, partner, DLA Piper

Tiffin vs Lester Aldridge LLP

Wed, 01/02/2012 - 22:33

The UK Court of Appeal has today handed down judgment in a case which considers the circumstances in which an individual who enters into a members' agreement in a limited liability partnership may be considered to be an employee. Jonathan Exten-Wright, employment partner, DLA Piper explains… »

Seth Merrin, CEO, Liquidnet

Deutsche Boerse-NYSE Euronext merger would ‘bring nothing to institutional investors’

Wed, 01/02/2012 - 14:42

Seth Merrin (pictured), CEO of Liquidnet, comments on reports the European Competition Commissioner, Joaquin Almunia, is to block the planned merger of Deutsche Boerse and NYSE Euronext… »

Galia Velimukhametova, manager of the GLG European Distressed Fund

Unprecedented opportunities for distressed debt investors

Tue, 31/01/2012 - 13:09

European crisis could offer unprecedented opportunities for distressed debt investors, says Galia Velimukhametova (pictured), manager of the GLG European Distressed Fund… »

David Berman, partner Macfarlanes

Wall-crossings – market abuse – a cautionary tale?

Mon, 30/01/2012 - 14:08

As highlighted by the David Einhorn/Greenlight Capital Inc FSA Decision Notices published recently wall-crossings are again in the regulatory spotlight. It might prudently be assumed that the regulator’s focus on this aspect of market activity will only continue to intensify, says David Berman (pictured), partner, Macfarlanes… »

Marcus Bullus, trading director, MB Capital

Obama's undeclared election campaign makes a dream start

Fri, 27/01/2012 - 14:34

First more jobs and now a resurgent economy – January has seen President Obama's undeclared re-election campaign make a dream start, says Marcus Bullus (pictured), trading director at MB Capital… »

Gregory Brandman, partner, Eversheds

Einhorn fine puts down a clear marker

Thu, 26/01/2012 - 19:37

The decision by the FSA to fine David Einhorn and his firm, Greenlight Capital, GBP7.2 million demonstrates the FSA’s commitment to stamping out market abuse, says Gregory Brandma »

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