Sunday, 30 April 2017

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

What's in a name?

IFR 2181 29 April to 5 May 2017

LONDON’S PRIMARY STRENGTH as a global financial centre is under attack on all fronts. Never mind Frankfurt, Paris, Milan and Dublin trying to lure bankers away post-Brexit. The dodgy nicknames handed out to traders, brokers and bankers that gave the City a certain schoolboy charm are also under threat.

Rough Guide to Bonds

IFR 2181 29 April to 5 May 2017

Just as tourists are sometimes hostages to fortune when they need to buy their holiday cash, so Travelex discovered what it’s like to face an unexpectedly eye-watering rate when it had to pay an 8% coupon on its latest bond deal.

All Upfront

IFR Contributors

James Saft - June 2014

When online employee ratings tip fraud

27 April 2017

While websites on which employees anonymously rate their companies are typically used by would-be hires, fund managers should pay close attention too.

Anthony Peters columnist format

100 days that changed America

28 April 2017

Forget the first 100 days of the Trump presidency - not that they will be all that easy to forget - and begin to ask how the world is going to cope with the remaining 1,364 days. 

ECB - Policy exit refocus after French election result

25 April 2017

The lack of a hiccup in the first round paves the way for no upset in the second and final round of the French presidential election and a likely win for Emmanual Macron.