Jonathan Rogers graduated from Oxford University in 1986 where he read Politics, Philosophy and Economics. That year he joined Nomura International , attending the company’s graduate trainee programme at Nomura Securities’ headquarters in Tokyo. He worked as an institutional bond salesman for Nomura in London for five years, covering central banks and institutions in Scandinavia. He subsequently worked on the institutional sales desk at Long Term Credit Bank of Japan in London before moving on to the derivatives and structured note desk at First National Bank of Chicago in London. Jonathan joined IFR Asia in 2003 as syndicated loans editor and subsequently became debt capital markets editor in 2005. He is currently IFR Asia’s chief analyst, credit.
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NEWLY ELECTED INDIAN prime minister Narendra Modi’s first 100 days in office have been marked by nothing sensational other than a vaguely absurdist obsession with his own wardrobe. He has had more outfit changes than a Las Vegas drag queen, popping up in traditional kurtas in an array of colours and styling, wearing a range of hats from curious local headgear to the all-American stetson, and embracing western designer gear when the mood warrants it.
I WONDER IF the chief executives of the big bulge-bracket banks have yet succumbed to a condition I will refer to as “fine envy”. That would mean that you’re not really in with the big boys unless US prosecutors have fined you in the billions, or – if the huge fines recently doled out to JP Morgan and BNP Paribas signal a rising trend – in the tens of billions. If the condition really does exist, poor old Peter Sands, CEO of Standard Chartered, must surely be a sufferer.
Jonathan Rogers is hoping to be wrong to be betting on a Subianto victory.