Latest articles from Edward Russell-Walling

Lovells’ rescue remedy

February 2, 2009

Lovells’ restructuring of Cheyne Capital’s $7bn structured investment vehicle set an example for other troubled SIVs. Writer Edward Russell-Walling.

Well prepared for hard times

February 2, 2009

BNP Paribas’ €1.5bn, five-year covered bond has given the market a welcome fillip, but was only made possible thanks to the bank’s five-year strategy ­of diversifying its funding as broadly as possible.

A hare and tortoise story

December 1, 2008

When RZB announced its rights issue in October it was not in response to market pressure, but the final step of a three-year programme to build capital in line with the assets and liabilities of the growing bank. Writer Edward Russell-Walling.

Strengthening the market’s backbone

November 3, 2008

In October, the World Bank responded to market tensions by proving that highly creditworthy longer-tenor funding was possible with its five-year global bond. Writer Edward Russell-Walling.

Reasons to be cheerful

November 3, 2008

The sale of British Energy, once part-nationalised as it was considered too important to fail, should pay dividends for the British government. NM Rothschild, the team which advised on the deal, explains how it pulled off such a coup. Writer Edward Russell-Walling.

Swiss prove that quality will out

September 1, 2008

A conservative funding structure has helped the Swiss bank retain a strong capital base, while an integrated business model has given it more flexibility. This has enabled it to produce its largest-ever single debt issue. Writer Edward Russell-Walling.

Barcap’s Zest for success

September 1, 2008

Barclays Capital’s rare £250m value in-force deal for Aegon Scottish Equitable proved there is a growing appetite for securitisations among insurers. Writer Edward Russell-Walling.

MPS finds €5bn for transformational Antonveneta deal

August 4, 2008

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena’s audacious €9bn purchase of Banca Antonveneta last November required some serious work to raise the necessary financing. Edward Russell-Walling reports on how the group’s efforts ended up breaking the Italian record for capital raised.

Japanese investors rally round the rand

August 4, 2008

A successful issue by the International Finance Corporation proves the rand can still attract interest. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

Record rights issue in turbulent times

July 1, 2008

Millennium BCP exceeded expectations with a $1.3bn rights issue in April despite a cooling market and tough regulation, writes Edward Russell-Walling.

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