Latest articles from Silvia Pavoni

Good plays can still be found

July 1, 2008

Signs of a slowdown in the real estate market are clear, but in The Banker’s 2008 real estate investment survey, Silvia Pavoni finds there are still good opportunities out there.

Secrets of success in the custodian market

July 1, 2008

Alternative investments are providing both business opportunities and challenges to custodians, whose response will determine their profile in an increasingly competitive arena, Silvia Pavoni reports.

Fragile system under pressure

July 1, 2008

An investigation into the credit default swaps market is adding to the Icelandic banking system’s woes, but banks’ soundness and international reach should help them once the storm is over, writes Silvia Pavoni.

Building the world's new infrastructure

June 2, 2008

Engineering and technological marvels are cropping up all over the world as ambition and demand for ever-more advanced infrastructure grows, writes Silvia Pavoni.

Easy money as the good times roll

April 7, 2008

There seems to be no end in sight to the commodities boom, as prices rise and demand from investors seeking diversification and returns grows. Silvia Pavoni reports on developments in some of the non-oil sub-sectors that are attracting attention.

Lenders face challenge in quest for healthy returns

April 7, 2008

In a liquidity-constrained market, what revenues opportunities are there for securities lenders? Silvia Pavoni finds that quality of collateral is key.

Prospects for nuclear financing

April 7, 2008

Silvia Pavoni reports on the potential and pitfalls of private finance for the UK’s new nuclear power station building programme.

The selfish green

January 2, 2008

The world of green initiatives is opening up to investors – whether green or sceptic – as banks create climate change-related financial products and indices. Silvia Pavoni reports.

Hedge funds find silver lining in subprime clouds

January 2, 2008

While the rest of the market reels from the subprime-sparked credit crunch, some specialist hedge funds which speculated on a downturn are reaping hefty returns. Silvia Pavoni looks at how they did it and where they will look next.

Innovative structuring

November 5, 2007

Silvia Pavoni reports on a record-breaking wind power project financed purely on future cash flows.

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