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  • Covered bonds accelerate in Canada

    31 Jan 2008

    Bank of Montreal's covered bond programme, established last week, shows that new regulation is spurring a trend in Canada

  • Lax underwriting and fraud to blame for credit crisis

    31 Jan 2008

    As regulators search for the roots of the credit crunch, loose underwriting standards and "soft fraud" by originators have been highlighted by the UK's Financial Services Authority

  • Sifma to launch equity branch in Europe

    31 Jan 2008

    The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association is set to expand its horizons in Europe with a new equity-focused group

  • Another code of conduct, for Sivs

    23 Jan 2008

    Hedge funds and private equity already have one and sovereign wealth funds are being pressured to get one. Now structured finance could be next in line for an industry-wide code of conduct

  • Renminbi funds: The party that never started

    23 Jan 2008

    The expected glut of foreign renminbi private equity hasn't arrived – and for once it's got nothing to do with the credit crunch

  • Don’t regulate hedge funds

    21 Jan 2008

    The Madoff scandal creates no credible arguments for greater European regulation of hedge funds. The responsibility lies with investors and fund managers

  • Tweaks to a sound system

    21 Jan 2008

    The Basel Committee’s proposed adjustments are in stark contrast to the Commission’s hurried additions

  • Regulators to crash Hong Kong billionaires' party

    16 Jan 2008

    Hong Kong regulators may ban cash-rich individuals buying into IPOs as so-called cornerstone investors after criticism that the practice is unfair to ordinary investors

  • Legal threats could just be posturing

    10 Jan 2008

    As the blame game begins and the first litigation proceedings are launched by those worst hit by the credit crunch, lawyers are divided about whether such actions will reach trial

  • Basel cracks whip at banks

    09 Jan 2008

    With banks struggling to limit damage from the credit crunch, Basel II couldn't have been introduced at a worse time. Banks have felt compelled to put off-balance sheet vehicles back onto their books, but under Basel II this could be penalised

  • China corporate bonds

    01 Jan 2008

    Bonds will improve disclosure standards

  • Reporting standards

    01 Jan 2008

    Yes for IFRS, but not in 2008

  • UK capital markets

    01 Jan 2008

    Aim will flourish with quality listings

  • Private placements

    01 Jan 2008

    No harmonisation in Europe, yet

  • Hedge funds

    01 Jan 2008

    Hybrids create problems in Hong Kong

  • Hong Kong

    01 Jan 2008

    Funds will fall back in love with the SFC

  • US acquisition finance

    01 Jan 2008

    Deals change; covenants return

  • Islamic finance

    01 Jan 2008

    No securitisation boom

  • Monoline insurers

    01 Jan 2008

    They wobble, but prevail

  • Islamic finance

    01 Jan 2008

    Sovereign sukuk for UK

  • Covered bonds

    01 Jan 2008

    Taking off in the US

  • Structured finance

    01 Jan 2008

    Securitisation will ride out the storm

  • Emerging markets

    01 Jan 2008

    Keeping the world going

  • Islamic finance

    01 Jan 2008

    Projects to grow

  • Europe credit crunch reaction

    01 Jan 2008

    Something will be regulated

  • Investment vehicles

    01 Jan 2008

    Sivs, but not as we know them

  • Dynamic listings

    01 Jan 2008

    Stock exchanges can't rest on their laurels, say speakers at the Capital Markets Forum

  • Changing market

    01 Jan 2008

    The headaches of ratings agencies and Sebi, as counsel debate the future of India

  • Five tips for private equity

    01 Jan 2008

    The problems Middle East funds have in adapting to western buyouts

  • How Americans have flown

    01 Jan 2008

    The expansion strategies of Baker & McKenzie, Squire Sanders & Dempsey and Latham & Watkins compared

  • How many roads?

    01 Jan 2008

    The many paths US global firms have taken to growth, from rescuing clients from the Nazis to the perils of the Middle East

  • Change of culture

    01 Jan 2008

    How working at Chadbourne & Parke, Morrison & Foerster and Jones Day compares to non-US firms

  • Reorientation

    01 Jan 2008

    US capital markets practices in Asia face a dilemma. Less outbound work and UK firms with US-qualified lawyers

  • Special relationship

    01 Jan 2008

    American firms need to hire new talent in the UK if they are to grow. Here's how they do it