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  • Article / 09 October 2015 at 10:33 GMT

    Is Deutsche Bank Europe’s Lehman Brothers moment?

    Managing Partner / Spotlight Group
    United Kingdom
    Deutsche Bank is under pressure: it has flagged a record quarterly loss, is looking to axe a quarter of its staff and may cancel dividend payments. It is also facing enormous legal bills. But that's not the biggest headache facing the once glittering financial institution...
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    09 October
    fxtime fxtime
    Excellent overview but I also wonder how well French Banks will report....they seemed to have missed the sub prime lending silliness and I just keep wondering how...
    09 October
    fxtime fxtime
    Capital adequacy is too opaque in its interpretation of accounting standards whether as an ED or SSAP as the inputs used are gamed by banks much as...
    09 October
    fxtime fxtime
    I am sure that if Greek Banks are effectively bailed out so far that the ECB will fudge something to maintain DB. As to if I would...
  • Editor’s Picks / 04 August 2015 at 3:17 GMT

    'Ringmaster’ Hayes gets 14 years for Libor rigging

    Former UBS Group AG and Citigroup trader Tom Hayes, the first person to stand trial for manipulating Libor, was sentenced to 14 years in prison after being found guilty of conspiracy to rig the benchmark rate. After a week of deliberations, jurors unanimously found that the 35-year-old worked with traders and brokers to game the London interbank offered rate to benefit his own trading positions. The verdict was among the longest for financial crime in the U.K. “Probity and honesty are essential, as is trust. The Libor activities of which you took part in put that in jeopardy,” Cooke said as he handed out the sentence in London Monday. “A message needs to be sent to the world of banking.” Hayes, dressed in a light blue shirt and sweater, shook his head from side to side as the jury returned their verdict. His wife, Sarah, bit her bottom lip and shook her head from the gallery and his parents looked on impassively as the charges were read out one by one.
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  • Article / 29 May 2015 at 9:50 GMT

    Daily Shot: Chinese stocks tumble Team / Saxo Bank
    Daily Shot: Chinese stocks tumble
    Yesterday stocks in Shanghai finally fell after a larger long upswing. Crude oil supply is still to large for prices to increase. In the Eurozone we can clearly see how the uncertainty of stalled negotiations with the creditors is eroding the recent gains in Greek business confidence. But outside of the political risks, the Eurozone economy continues to improve.
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    03 June
    Simon Kjaer Simon Kjaer
  • 01 May
    fxtime fxtime
    Great article...however from experience pre bank crisis days. Bank employees were enrolled into their respective CIMA/CFA and ACIB exams and the general ethos and study included a...
  • 23 January
    Jim Earls Jim Earls
    There isn't a chance in you know what that they will be raising the rates that is under their purview. It could be that not only...
    23 January
    Adam Courtenay Adam Courtenay
    Agree Jim. It's going down before it goes up.
  • Article / 30 September 2014 at 7:34 GMT

    Why macro matters

    Managing Partner / Spotlight Group
    United Kingdom
    Why macro matters
    As the third quarter comes to a close, asset managers find themselves questioning the relationship between portfolio performance and macroeconomic conditions. Here, I provide a breakdown of the various risk factors and how they affect returns.
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    Juhani Huopainen Juhani Huopainen
    Related by JPM: "evidence that it is possible to use past forecast changes to make profitable investment decisions"