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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.

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.

Innovative structuring

November 5, 2007

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

Cairo’s oasis of orderly conduct

October 1, 2007

Aided by expertise learnt in the US, those in charge of the Cairo and Alexandria Stock Exchange have constructed a highly efficient operation, says Silvia Pavoni .

Back on an even keel

July 4, 2007

Iceland’s banks insist they have addressed concerns raised over low deposit ratios, a lack of communications and their use of capital markets. Silvia Pavoni reports.

Responsive regulation

July 2, 2007

Guernsey’s financial watchdog gives aggressive fund promotors what they want: a quick turnaround time for new products. Silvia Pavoni explains.

Fertile territory for innovative ideas

May 7, 2007

The world’s wealthy are increasingly seeking to put their money into philanthropic causes, and financial institutions are finding ways of helping them give their money away.

Models change shape

March 5, 2007

The offshore and onshore wealth management business models are having to be reshaped as Europe regulates more heavily and wealth creation increases in emerging markets. Silvia Pavoni reports.

What the bankers say

January 8, 2007

Will opportunities in the emerging economies help soften the blow of an economic slowdown in the US? Or are environmental issues the primary concern of global banks? Silvia Pavoni questions nine top bankers about what 2007 holds for them.

Competitive edge gets sharper

October 2, 2006

Individual wealth is a fast-growing market, with room for wealth managers big and small. Silvia Pavoni reports on developments that mean business opportunities are increasing, new products are more numerous and competition is becoming ever tighter.

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