Saturday, 22 September 2018

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Show us the money

IFR 2252 22 September to 28 September 2018

Hats off to all those involved in the remarkably successful leveraged financing backing Blackstone’s carve-out of a 55% stake in Thomson Reuters’ Financial & Risk unit (of which, full disclosure, IFR is a part).

All Upfront

From the practice of placing a bell around the neck of a castrated ram to lead the flock

Concerned of Canary Wharf

IFR 2252 22 September to 28 September 2018

SYMPATHY FOR ROBIN Phillips, who has been subject to a stinging personal attack from some anonymous employees. But HSBC’s co-head of global banking shouldn’t be cowed. The group claiming responsibility for the letter refer to themselves as “extremely concerned investment banking professionals”. A less frightening gang is hard to imagine.

IFR Contributors

Donald Trump

Beware of the Ides of March

15 March 2018

Yesterday the Dow had yet another 1% move, this time to the downside.