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Introduction: A Quarter-Century Of Change

CONTINENTAL DIVIDE... By Laurence Neville There is a famous quote by British novelist LP Hartley that goes, "The past is a foreign country: They do things differently there." If this is so, then 1987—when Global Finance was launched—is another continent. ...

Looking Back, Moving Forward: Equity & Debt Capital Markets

STORMY WEATHER By Gordon Platt When volume 1, number 1 of Global Finance arrived at the airport in London on October 15, 1987, it could not immediately be offloaded. The precious cargo was needed as ballast in the airplane during ...

Top 25 Lists: 25 Events That Rocked The World

REVOLUTION By Laurence Neville The scale of the crisis that has engulfed much of the world since 2008, which—like a virus—has mutated from a financial sector crisis to an economic crisis to a sovereign debt crisis, is so great that ...

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Looking Back, Moving Forward: Derivatives

TOOLS FOR MANAGING RISK, OR WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION? By Gordon Platt As companies looked to hedge their risks, a new asset class, derivatives, was born in the 1980s. But over the years a number of substantial losses have served ...

Looking Back, Moving Forward: Foreign Exchange

CURRENCY CRISES AND CURRENCY WARS By Gordon Platt FX has withstood many crises, including speculative attacks on the British pound, the Mexican peso crisis, the Thai baht crisis and, more recently, a euro under strain and a potential threat to ...

Looking Back, Moving Forward: Mergers & Acquisitions

TRADING SIZE FOR VALUE By Gordon Platt Some of the biggest mergers in recent history—AOL and Time Warner, Vodafone and Mannesmann—show that such marriages aren't always made in heaven. Dealmakers are now staring down a much smaller deal pipeline, however, ...

Top 25 Lists: 25 Companies to Watch In The Next 25 Years

SUCCESSORS By Justin Keay Who would have predicted back in 1987 that Apple would today be one of the world's most dynamic and innovative companies? And Google, which emerged from nowhere back in 1998 but now dominates much more than ...

Words Of Wisdom: Carlo Bozotti, STMicroelectronics

INNOVATION AND CONSUMERIZATION By Andrea Fiano Carlo Bozotti has been the president and CEO of STMicroelectronics since 2005. His company, like Global Finance, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. It is one of the world's leading electronics and semiconductor ...

Words Of Wisdom: Channa De Silva, LR Global

PEARL OF THE INDIAN OCEAN By Kim Iskyan Channa de Silva heads up LR Global Sri Lanka Asset Management, a top Sri Lankan private equity firm. He was previously CEO of the country's Securities Exchange Commission and executive director of ...

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 ...

Words Of Wisdom: Gerald Hassell, Bank Of New York Mellon

RESILIENCE UNDER PRESSURE By Denise Bedell Gerald Hassell is chairman, president and CEO of the Bank of New York Mellon. The bank, which focuses on investment management and investment services, has $26.6 trillion in assets under custody and administration, and ...

Words Of Wisdom: Yoshio Nakamura, Keidanren

BREAKING BARRIERS By Michael Shari Yoshio Nakamura is the director general of Nippon Keidanren, the Japan Industry Federation—the main voice representing large industry in the country. Global Finance: What developments have most shaped Japan’s economy over the past 25 years? ...