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2018 Global M&A: A Bad Year for Shareholders?

December 3, 2018 • Global Capital MarketsComments (0)

By John Colley In this article the author sheds light on why the likelihood of success, in terms of shareholder value creation, is further diminished during an enormous spending spree. He concludes that the various corporate governance measures designed to ensure there is alignment between boards and shareholder interests, although better than nothing, are

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Private Equity: Past Performance is Not a Guide to the Future

December 3, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, In-depth, Global Capital Markets, Global InsightsComments (0)

By John Colley With risks being inherent in  investing especially in today’s business climate where they are emerging at ever-increasing speeds, there seems little prospect of previous performance being achieved again in the future, take for example the

Bitcoin: Is It Worth Investing in the Flagship Cryptocurrency?

October 22, 2018 • Global Capital Markets, Personal FinanceComments (0)

If there is one investment trend that has left its mark on 2017, it is definitely the wild ride of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. What a decade ago would have seemed like a concept out of a sci-fi novel had become a reality in the most unequivocal way,

Cheers to a New Era: The Development of Singapore as an ASEAN Asset Management Hub

July 26, 2018 • SPECIAL FEATURES, In-depth, Global Capital MarketsComments (0)

Singapore is a great place for investors because of the country’s good legal and political environment. Like Luxembourg, it has a stable political and social environment and a strong economy and can regulate its investors in a responsive and experienced

Singapore as an ASEAN Asset Management Hub

May 30, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Giants, Editor’s Choice, Asia - Pacific, Global Capital Markets, Top Investment DestinationsComments (0)

By Francis Koh and Boris Liedtke Singapore like other ASEAN countries is also confronted with the universal challenge of retirement funding. Nonetheless, the authors argue that Singapore can address such headwind through a number of policy changes and that

Why Cryptocurrencies are not Currencies (yet)

May 29, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, Global Capital MarketsComments (0)

By Mike Seiferling Over the past few years, the terms ‘block-chain’ and ‘cryptocurrency’ have gained enthusiastic international front-page news and YouTube attention, largely due to the extreme appreciation and volatility in value of the latter

The Future of Bitcoin Governance and Trading

April 19, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, Global Capital Markets, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By John Christopher Norwood Bitcoin exploded into headlines and investment portfolios in 2017, and rightly so. Business Insider reports that the world’s first and largest cryptocurrency today started the year at a value of just under $1,000 and skyrocketed

Going Beyond the Boundaries: Renta 4 on Discovering the Growth Potential of the MILA Market

April 2, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, SPECIAL FEATURES, Frontier Markets, Americas, Global Capital Markets, Global Insights, Top CFO/Financial Director Interviews, Top Investment DestinationsComments (0)

A conversation with Mr. Tristán González del Valle Chavarri, Institutional Business Director at Renta 4 Banco and Chairman at Renta 4 Luxembourg As the dividing line between technology and finance continues to blur, players in the finance industry are

Cryptocurrency: Advancing Kazakhstan’s Economy and Investment?

March 28, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, Asia - Pacific, Banking Innovation, Global Capital MarketsComments (0)

By Samantha Brletich Aimed at developing markets, cryptocurrency, and attracting investment, Kazakhstan created the Astana International Financial Center (AIFC). Such move, however, is not a panacea for Kazakhstan’s feeble investment climate as it has to

The Venezuelan “Petro” – Towards a New World Reserve Currency?

February 28, 2018 • Global Capital MarketsComments (0)

By Peter Koenig As this article goes to print, Globovision TV quotes Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announcing the launch of a new cryptocurrency, the “Petro Oro”. It will be backed by precious metals. The launch of the new cryptomoney is scheduled