Latest articles from Geraldine Lambe

Good idea, bad timing

December 8, 2010

Fears mount over a proposal to force investors to share the burden of a future financial crisis. Writer Geraldine Lambe

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Sub-sovereign debt feels the pressure

December 8, 2010

With developed world governments strapped for cash, many hope the sub-sovereign or municipal bond markets can take on more of the local funding load. It may not work out that way. In Europe, sub-sovereign issuance has grown but it remains a fragmented and loan-driven market. In the US, the municipal market is huge but issuers are under increasing strain. Geraldine Lambe reports.

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Evolution on fast track to growth

November 24, 2010

The Evolution Group has built a solid business based on a traditional focus on the client and judicious acquisitions of personnel and complementary firms, explains its CEO, Alex Snow.

SEC wants joint muni roles prohibited

November 24, 2010

Broker-dealers and advisory-only firms disagree over potential G-23 amendments. Writer Geraldine Lambe

Financial experience of chairmen decreases at top 25 European banks

November 24, 2010

Recent financial experience among board chairpersons of the top 25 European banks has decreased since the financial crisis. According to the annual report from governance specialists, Nestor Advisors, only 64% of chairpersons in the segment in 2010 had relevant financial experience, down from 80% in 2007.

Trade finance banks say Basel III will damage world trade

November 24, 2010

International business will become significantly more expensive if the impending Basel III regime does not make allowances for trade finance, bankers fear.

FX emerges as the big winner of the crisis

September 29, 2010

FX volumes have risen to new heights on the back of a huge increase in spot volumes and more activity from a broader range of players. But what the figures really tell us is that FX has matured as an asset class. Geraldine Lambe reports.

CME struggles to find path to CDS clearing

September 29, 2010

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange has struggled to establish itself in credit default swap clearing against stiff opposition. However, it sees plenty of opportunities, starting with the launch of new trading platforms and the growth of business and partnerships overseas. Writer Geraldine Lambe

Sharing the pain

September 29, 2010

A Basel proposal for subordinated debt to absorb losses if a bank is about to fail could overturn risk profiles, raise the cost of capital for banks and curtail issuance of subordinated instruments. Writer Geraldine Lambe

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Bank crisis: Payback time

August 30, 2010

The world has come a long way since the lurid headlines of 2008 warning that support for the banking sector would cost governments around the world trillions of dollars. While dangers still persist, money is steadily starting to return to government coffers. Writer Geraldine Lambe

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