Americas: All sorts of strategising

Author: | Published: 8 Jul 2015

When General Electric announced it would be selling the bulk of its financing arm – GE Capital – in an attempt to avoid being labelled a systemically important financial institution (Sifi), many wondered where those assets would go. But as GE plans its escape from regulatory oversight, purchasers should, and in some cases are, strategising their entry into new business.

Any buyers of these business lines could attract the exact regulatory spotlight GE is trying...