Latest articles from Melvyn Westlake

Search for strategy

December 2, 2002

As overcapacity in the banking sector heats up competition even further, banks are seeking new strategies to keep them afloat. Melvyn Westlake looks at some of the models being considered.

Can Basel II be made to work?

August 2, 2002

Latest developments in the progress of the Basel II Capital Accord have raised concerns by both US and European parties that its complexity will lead to unequal treatment. 

Spotlight on a shady world

July 2, 2002

Melvyn Westlake says the legal row between Nomura and CSFB could result in more transparency in the world of credit derivatives.

Time to clean up

June 2, 2002

Regulators are determined to avoid a repeat of Enron and other scandals. But will the corporate governance measures now being considered make things better or worse? Melvyn Westlake reports on the great corporate clean-up.

Pointy-heads gain ground

November 2, 2001

The big five global accountancy firms are making substantial inroads into the corporate finance advice market.

Three’s company

December 2, 2000

Melvyn Westlake talks to the protagonists behind Fitch’s challenge to the two giant US rating agencies.

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