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Samuel Brew-Butler

A coming of age for African project finance: Ghana's KIPP development

Ghanaian independent power project sponsor Cenpower proved that African money can finance African private sector infrastructure initiatives by raising $900m in project finance to develop the Kpone Independent Power Plant.

Chris Larsen

Ripple Labs CEO looks to revolutionise online payments

Transferring money across borders through traditional correspondent banking networks can be time consuming and expensive for both business and consumers. Chris Larsen, CEO of Ripple Labs, believes he has the solution in Ripple, his open-source payment and currency exchange system, which can integrate with banks’ existing networks.  

Juan Manuel Santos

Colombia's president looks to virtuous cycles of investment and growth

Colombia stands on the brink of a peace deal with the FARC rebels, while its economy, buoyed by cycles of strong foreign investment levels and rising GDP growth, looks set to only get stronger. President Juan Manuel Santos tells Silvia Pavoni why the country's future looks brighter than ever.

HSBC to the rescue
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HSBC to the rescue: the revival of the CoCo

The stagnant additional Tier 1 capital market needed a shot in the arm after a string of disappointing issues in 2014. Enter HSBC and its inaugural AT1 issue.

Bryan Pascoe

Global debt footprint helps HSBC steer through volatility

While volatility has affected equity and high-yield debt markets, HSBC's head of debt capital markets sees opportunities from increased volumes in China and green bonds.

Okan Pekin

New division builds on Citi's competitive streak

Citi launched a new division at the end of last year to combine prime finance, futures and clearing, custody, and fund services. Its global head, Okan Pekin, discusses why the change will put Citi ahead of its rivals and how it will enable the bank to win more business from hedge funds.

Anthemis Group founder thinks ahead

Anthemis Group founder thinks ahead

New players, new technology and new processes are changing the face of the financial services industry. Udayan Goyal, founder of Anthemis Group, is investing in the agents of this change – new service providers that are looking to take some of the value chain away from the banks.

BSkyB reaches its market through two channels

BSkyB reaches its market through two channels

BSkyB found strong demand for a multi-tranche deal across two currencies to fund a major acquisition strategy across Europe.

JPMorgan Team of the Month October
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JP Morgan's express recipe for takeaway pizza

JP Morgan provided Chinese private equity fund Hony with advice on its first foray into the UK market and a financing package that did not rely on Chinese banks, to become preferred bidder for the Pizza Express restaurant chain.

Good timing sees Talanx through choppy waters

German insurer Talanx closed its longest ever bond issue in a very narrow window of opportunity as market volatility intensified in July. Joanne Hart reports.

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