Tag: finance

December 4, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Hedge funds Hedge fund fees pour out of the sky during market-beating alpha returns which averaged 18.3% pa in 1990s, 6.4% in 2000s, 3.4% pa since 2010.  But buoyant markets now mask outflows to keep their global size constant at £2.3tn ($3tn, €2.7tn).  In 2018, 580 funds out of 11,000 closed, outnumbering launches for a…

November 20, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Private equity What’s the big deal with private equity (PE)?  PE firms use debt to buy weak companies, turn them around & sell them.  They load the debt on to the acquired company & sell off its assets to create massive returns for investors quickly, while charging huge fees.  PE is changing finance & the…

April 22, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Twin peaks Global trend is towards ‘twin peaks’ financial supervision: 1 prudential supervisor for capital/ risk controls, another for markets/ business conduct.  This model from Australia & Holland adopted by UK, New Zealand & South Africa.  But others eg. Germany, Sweden, Poland have chosen the single supervisory model for banking, insurance & pensions.  Double trouble?…

April 3, 2017 admin123@ No comments exist

Ecosystem London has the world’s best fintech ecosystem, with diverse hipsters, tech startups, capitalists & large financial bodies in the same space. Co-exist, collaborate, co-evolve   Guessed the word?  Series 2  (1/10)  [photo: visavietnam}