Latest articles from Edward Russell-Walling

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.

Turkey’s Calik full of energy

April 2, 2007

Turkey-based Calik Holding, keen to finance its overseas purchases in areas ranging from construction and telecoms to banking and energy, has burst on to the international stage with a $200m debt issue. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

African attractions grow

March 5, 2007

The viability of capital markets in African countries is looking more promising, underlined by a successful bond issue denominated in naira by the African Development Bank. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

Capital injection aids development

February 5, 2007

For the first International Finance Facility for Immunisation debt issue to succeed, lead managers Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank had to devise a way of frontloading development finance at an affordable cost. Edward Russell-Walling reports on a scheme designed to ensure reliable funding for vaccine projects.

Islamic business gathers speed

December 4, 2006

UBS’s Islamic finance team talk to Edward Russell-Walling about the new products they have been working on, including the world’s first sharia-compliant exchangeable sukuk for Khazanah Nasional and sharia-compliant and commodity-linked certificates.

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