2014

Norway’s Fund Ups The Ante On Ethical Investing

Norway’s Fund Ups The Ante On Ethical Investing

Norway’s $870 billion sovereign wealth fund has always been at the forefront of ethical investing, and its actions have influenced the decision making of other asset managers, big and small. But starting next year the fund will reveal its voting intentions before shareholder meetings, not only to be more transparent but also to influence the debate and the subsequent voting.

Global Salon: Georges Ugeux

EMERGING MARKETS 2.0 By Udayan Gupta At Global Finance ’s Salon in New York in January, Georges Ugeux, CEO of New York–based investment bank Galileo Global Advisors, discussed the economic landscape faced by India and China in 2014 and beyond, ...

2013

Country Report: Poland

NO QUICK FIXES By Udayan Gupta Poland withstood the recent global economic recession relatively well, thanks to its sound economic policies, healthy economic fundamentals and broad-based support for large and small enterprises. A little more than two decades after the ...

Salon: Robert Annibale, Citi

STRADDLING TWO WORLDS By Udayan Gupta Robert Annibale, global director of Citi Microfinance & Community Development, sat down with Global Finance to discuss the increasing importance of microfinance in banking’s global expansion. Microfinancing and microfinance institutions (MFIs) are seen as ...

Regional Report: Asia

A DECOUPLING IN THE WORKS By Udayan Gupta Intraregional investment within Asia is starting to take hold—reducing reliance on demand from developed markets. When Essar Power, a unit of Asian energy giant Essar Energy, raised approximately $900 million in India ...

Newsmakers: Groupon: A New Stress Test For High-Techs?

NEWSMAKERS: US By Udayan Gupta Technology companies lead a charmed life. Flawed business strategy, poor execution, inexperienced management...some technology companies seem to shrug them off and continue. The master of spin: Groupon's founder, Andrew Mason But the February firing of ...

Salon: Hiren Ved, CIO, Alchemy Capital

INDIA’S DEMAND ECONOMY By Udayan Gupta At this month’s Global Salon in New York, Hiren Ved, chief investment officer of Mumbai-based investment fund Alchemy Capital Management, discussed the Indian markets and economy in a global context and within the Asian ...

Milestone: Moscow’S Stock Exchange Goes Public

MILESTONE:RUSSIA By Udayan Gupta The Russians are taking a page out of the Dutch East India Company’s playbook of 1602. In mid-February Russia recapitalized the Moscow Stock Exchange by selling $1 billion of shares in an IPO of the exchange—giving ...

Cover: The Maze Of Global M&A

THE MAZE OF GLOBAL M&A By Udayan Gupta Cross-border M&A is once again on the rise. But completing a successful deal is increasingly complex and fraught with political, and other, risks. At first glace, it seemed like another classic cross-border ...

2012

Cross-Border Dealmaker Seeks To Exit Indonesian Deal

NEWSMAKERS: EUROPE/INDONESIA By Udayan Gupta Nathaniel Rothschild’s Indonesian mining deal in 2010 was seen as a portent of how such cross-border deals could be done. Rothschild (L) and Bakrie CEO Bobby Umar in happier days Thirty months later, the endeavor ...

Cover: The Relevance Of Stock Exchanges

IDENTITY CRISIS By Udayan Gupta As stock exchanges worldwide try to figure out their role going forward in corporate equity and equity capital raising, companies are starting to question whether there is still value in a public listing. For both ...

Salon: Robert Brusca, FAO Economics

ECONOMIC CHEMOTHERAPY By Udayan Gupta Global Finance sat down with economist Robert Brusca, head of consultancy FAO Economics, to discuss the global outlook, the future of Greece and the problem with current-account surpluses and deficits. Brusca has been a member ...

Words Of Wisdom: Edward Mathias, Carlyle Group

REWARDING RISK By Udayan Gupta Edward Mathias is a member of the board of directors and a managing director and partner of the Carlyle Group, the global alternative asset management firm. He was instrumental in founding the group and assisted ...

Bangladesh Angles For Foreign Investment

MILESTONES: BANGLADESH By Udayan Gupta Bangladesh is one of the more intriguing frontier market economies for foreign investors. In 2011 its GDP rose an estimated 6.3%. But a volatile political environment and an economy that is not immune to the ...

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