Tag Archives: Financial institutions

Between debt and the devil: money, credit, and fixing global finance by Adair Turner.

Overview: Adair Turner became chairman of Britain’s Financial Services Authority just as the global financial crisis struck in 2008, and he played a leading role in redesigning global financial regulation. In this eye-opening book, he sets the record straight about what really caused the crisis. It didn’t happen because banks are too big to fail—our …
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Other people’s money: the real business of finance by John Kay

Overview: The finance sector of Western economies is too large and attracts too many of the smartest college graduates. Financialization over the past three decades has created a structure that lacks resilience and supports absurd volumes of trading. The finance sector devotes too little attention to the search for new investment opportunities and the stewardship …
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Other people’s money: the real business of finance by John Kay

Overview: The finance sector of Western economies is too large and attracts too many of the smartest college graduates. Financialization over the past three decades has created a structure that lacks resilience and supports absurd volumes of trading. The finance sector devotes too little attention to the search for new investment opportunities and the stewardship …
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All You Need to Know About the Global Investment Banking & Brokerage

MarketLine has just published the report “Global Investment Banking & Brokerage”, which provides data on the global market’s size, value and volume between 2010 and 2014, as well as forecasts to 2019. The report includes size and segmentation data, textual and graphical analysis of market growth trends, leading companies and macroeconomic forecasts. The profile also …
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Rethinking the Role of the State in Finance

The World Bank has just launched the “Global Financial Development Report 2013: Rethinking the Role of the State in Finance”. The study examines how financial systems around the world fared during the global financial crisis. Coinciding with the anniversary of the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers, the report draws on several new global surveys and …
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GFSR Market Update

The International Monetary Fund has just published the latest Global Financial Stability Report Market Update, entitled “Financial Stability Set Back as Sovereign Risks Materialize”.  The report concludes that recent global stability gains are threatened by a confluence of sovereign and banking risks in the euro area that, in the absence of continued and concerted attention …
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Top 500 Banking Brands

Spanish bank Santander is ranked third most valuable banking brand in the world in this year’s Banker’s Top 500 Banking Brands listing. In first and second position, respectively, are HSBC (UK) and Bank of America. The ranking system ranks the world’s 500 most valuable banking groups by measuring both their brand strength and value as …
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Governments Become Active Shareholders

The World Economic Forum, in collaboration with over 150 public policy, academic and business leaders, has launched a working paper entitled “Governments as Shareholders: Navigating the Challenges of Newly Held Interests in Financial Institutions.” The study explores the challenges facing governments managing and resolving these newly acquired equity interests in financial institutions as a result …
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Top 500 Islamic Financial Institutions in 2009

Iran is the largest market for Shariah-compliant assets, accounting for just over 35 percent of the global aggregate, according to The Banker magazine’s ranking of the “Top 500 Islamic Financial Institutions.” Banks that comply with Islamic Sharia law are thriving despite the global financial crisis. The Banker reveals that assets held by fully Sharia-compliant banks …
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World Bank: Global Crisis Requires a Global Solution

(CC) publik16/Flickr Economists at the World Bank predicted on Sunday that the global economy and the volume of global trade would both shrink this year for the first time since World War II. Developing countries face a financing shortfall of $270-700 billion this year, as private sector creditors shun emerging markets, and only one quarter …
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