Latest articles from Geraldine Lambe

A long line of firsts

January 5, 2004

Timing conspired to line up three back-to-back, ground-breaking deals for Merrill Lynch’s Financial Institutions Group, allowing it to clinch 10 firsts in three markets within five days. Geraldine Lambe reports on the team’s many reasons to celebrate.

Parmalat dive reveals failures over financial disclosure

January 5, 2004

Parmalat’s fall from grace in December indicates inadequate disclosure by the company – at best. The markets are spooked and the company’s five-year spreads have widened to 2408.8 basis points. Geraldine Lambe reports.

Europe must use a different mortgage model to Fannie Mae

January 5, 2004

Fannie Mae may be popular in the US but can this mortgage model cross the Atlantic? This month Geraldine Lambe analyses why Europe must choose a different approach.
Seventy-seven bank chairmen/chief executives from 77 different countries are bound to produce a variety of opinions and strategies.

John Costas

December 2, 2003

Chairman and CEO of UBS Investment Bank
John Costas is enjoying life. Not only has his firm, UBS, made
substantial inroads into traditional US territory, it is also showing
enviable profits. He talked to Geraldine Lambe about the firm’s appetite for growth.

Fortunes for fallen angels

December 2, 2003

Deutsche Bank has worked on all three pillars of ABB’s tripartite
corporate action plan – only the second of its kind to be implemented Geraldine Lambe reports on how the market’s negative perceptions of the firm have been reversed.

Ford sidesteps junk status

December 2, 2003

When Ford Motor Company faced the possibility of a serious downgrade by
S&P’s, both the auto sector and the bond market held their breath. Geraldine Lambe reports on how Ford kept in the game.

They shoot… they score

November 3, 2003

CSFB’s cancellation bond for Fifa last month proved that the capital markets are increasingly willing, and more than able, to absorb risk traditionally taken by the insurance sector. Geraldine Lambe reports on this idiosyncratic issue.

Charlie Berman

November 3, 2003

Managing director, co-head European credit markets, global fixed income credit markets, Citigroup
Charlie Berman tells Geraldine Lambe that Citigroup is perfectly positioned to capitalise on a European shift to a capital markets-based corporate funding.

Tightening trend continues

November 3, 2003

Geraldine Lambe analyses The Banker’s Credit Risk 500 and finds the figures add up to a positive picture for corporates and financials as spreads tighten across all sectors.

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