Latest articles from Edward Russell-Walling

Enel goes to bond market

August 1, 2007

Italy’s Enel is set to become a bond market regular, following its successful bid for Spain’s Endesa. Finance chief Claudio Machetti talks to Edward Russell-Walling about its latest corporate issue.

Tight funding levels, higher volumes

July 4, 2007

A $3bn global bond, a €5bn benchmark deal – and the year is barely half started. Edward Russell-Walling reports on KfW’s labours.

Tight window of opportunity

July 4, 2007

A consortium including Goldman Sachs won the mandate for a strategic review and IPO execution for Turkey’s state-owned Halkbank. A tight schedule for US distribution and a political/religious row that spilled volatility into the Istanbul stock market failed to derail the sale. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

EIB grasps the green nettle

July 2, 2007

The European Investment Bank aims to aid integration and development of EU member states, and has launched ‘climate awareness’ bonds as part of its strategy. Edward Russell-Walling talks to director-general Bertrand de Mazières.

Derivatives drive exchange mergers

July 2, 2007

Record growth in derivatives business is driving a wave of mergers between exchanges, which are keen to get in on a burgeoning market. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

Up to speed on risk management

July 2, 2007

The level of risk management sophistication on the part of insurers is rising, resulting in brisk business for banks specialising in the provision of products such as derivatives. Edward Russell-Walling explains.

Eastern philosophy takes Nomura to a higher level

July 2, 2007

Through the successful Asian marketing of IPOs for Russian property developers Sistema-Hals and PIK, Nomura’s Moscow operation has managed to position itself as a gateway to ‘eastern’ investors.Edward Russell-Walling explains.

Selling junk to hit gold

May 7, 2007

When a merger fell through last autumn, mining company Freeport-McMoRan was undeterred. It has just bought a rival and issued the world’s biggest junk bond to pay for it. Edward Russell-Walling explains.

Merrill emerges triumphant

May 7, 2007

The debt specialists at Merrill Lynch have been busy blazing new trails in the emerging markets. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

Turbo-charged UBS

April 2, 2007

In an extraordinarily short time frame, while much of the market was on holiday, UBS’s hybrid team managed to administer issues from Nationwide, DnB NOR, Generali and HSH Nordbank. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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