RATING AGENCIES - U.S. UNDER PRESSURE

RATING AGENCIES - U.S. UNDER PRESSURE

Pressure from Congress in the wake of the global financial crisis led the SEC to expedite its lethargic and opaque process of registering rating agencies. As a result there are now 10 Nationally Recognized Statistical Ratings Organizations (NRSROs).

SAUDI BANK IPO LEADS SURGE OF NEW SHARE ISSUES

SAUDI BANK IPO LEADS SURGE OF NEW SHARE ISSUES

Capital Markets | Middle East Equity
The Middle East is experiencing a boom in initial public offerings, following years of relative inactivity since the global financial crisis. The area’s IPO markets began to recover in the fourth quarter of last year, and new share issues are now coming at a fever pitch, despite falling oil prices that could threaten regional economies.

BOTÍN: GROOMED FOR SUCCESS

BOTÍN: GROOMED FOR SUCCESS

NEWSMAKERS | SPAIN
Less than 24 hours after the sudden death, in September, of her father Emilio Botín, widely recognized as one of the shrewdest, most successful bankers in modern history, Ana Patricia Botín was unanimously named by the board to take the helm of Banco Santander, an institution that has been under the control of her family for three generations.