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Is Venture Capital In Crisis?

July 16, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, Global Capital Markets, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Douglas Cumming & Sofia Johan The recent financial crisis cannot totally be blamed for the marked drops in venture capital fundraising, reduced venture investment and the hindrance of successful exits around the world, but it may have exacerbated the existing problems.  Poor returns over the past decade indicate most fund managers do not earn

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Basel I, II, III – We Want It All at Once

May 26, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, China, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Violaine Cousin The complexity of Basel II and III has reached China. In a revolutionary turn within seven years, the Chinese bank regulator has introduced capital adequacy as the tool of choice for supervision and ensured that banks in the process remain

Shaping Global Political Realities: The Workings of Transnational Elite Networks

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Ian N. Richardson, Andrew P. Kakabadse & Nada K. Kakabadse Over the past two decades, there has been a dramatic change in the way international politics is conducted. Gone are the structural certainties of the Cold War and, in their place, are more

Transforming Government – Nine Critical Steps

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, Editor’s Choice, Governance & Regulation, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Andrew Kakabadse The transformation of government can no longer rely on past century models of public administration. Effectively integrating structural alignment with the sensitivities required for engagement is the key. You might also like: Decrypting

Changes at the top in Chinese Banking

January 4, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, Banking Innovation, China, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Violaine Cousin At the end of October 2011, the heads of the three financial sector regulators were rotated. It is time to ask what are the rules behind the scenes and what the future holds for the Chinese financial sector. You might also like: Decrypting

The Causes of the Banking Crises of the 1920’s

January 4, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, Americas, Europe, Global Capital Markets, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Simon D. Norton The credit crunch of 2007-2008 shares many similarities in terms of causes with the Depression Era and wave of bank failures which took place in the United States in the 1920’s. It would appear that legislative responses made by the

Rethinking Global Financial Governance Reform

January 4, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, Global Capital Markets, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Daniel D. Bradlow The limited success over the past few years in reforming global financial governance means that there is a need to reassess the current strategy and tactics for achieving global governance reform. You might also like: Decrypting The

Time to Win Investors Over

January 4, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, EMERGING TRENDS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Editor’s Choice, Global Capital Markets, Governance & Regulation, Personal Finance, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Baruch Lev Managers need to be able to respond to investors’ concerns and regain their trust, but their response is seriously hindered by the numerous myths and misconceptions they hold about investors and capital markets. This article explains why. You

Elevating board performance: The significance of director mindset, operating context, and other behavioral and functional considerations

January 3, 2012 • FINANCE & BANKING, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Simon C.Y. Wong The global financial crisis has prompted debate once again on how to improve the effectiveness of the board of directors at listed companies. What went wrong despite the reforms pursued over the past two decades? You might also like: From

Restoring Executive Authenticity

January 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Roger L. Martin The illegal and unethical behaviour of some business executives over the past few decades suggests something is seriously out of whack in the corporate world. You might also like: Decrypting The Aspiring Indian Low-Income Consumer Food and