Emerging Markets Equity Boom

Emerging Markets Equity Boom

New York Stock Exchange traders are feeling more confident, but still need convincing before investing in banks

Will risk on, risk off continue into 2011?

January 28, 2011

The equity markets have experienced a year of volatility, with significant increases in volume in emerging markets and declines in developed regions. However, participants expect some return to normality and stability in 2011.

AIA Group's $20.5bn listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange was the biggest IPO in Hong Kong's history

IPOs set to maintain positive momentum

January 31, 2011

Last year was unpredictable for the IPO markets. While some deals performed badly, a lot of IPOs did well and most investors made money. Risks will remain in 2011, particularly in Europe, but emerging markets are seeing a growing share of volumes and prospects are good.

Investors warm to Western bank equity

January 31, 2011

Healthy FIG issuance last year could be bolstered in 2011 as investors, who have underweighted many developed-world banking stocks in the past two years, find improving conditions tempt them back to market.

Simon McGeary, head of new products at Citi

Will investors acquire a taste for Cocos?

January 31, 2011

The CoCo is a new financial instrument enabling banks to raise capital – and convert it into equity during future crises. Joanne Hart finds out its potential to be one of the most significant financial products, however, relies upon the right support and investor appetite.

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