2005

Milestones : New Year Kicks off With Rash of Deals

Europe Equity capital markets activity in Europe is off to a record start this year, according to figures from information provider Dealogic. More was raised this January through IPOs, secondary offers and equity-linked deals than in any previous January. A ...

Newsmakers : Euro Disney Pins Its Hopes On Refinancing

France Is Euro Disney about to recover after three years of malaise? The Paris, France-based theme park-by far the largest in Europe-believes a forthcoming restructuring and fundraising will set it on its way. Investors might not be cheering just yet, ...

2004

Cover Story : World’s Best Companies List

NORTH AMERICA AIRLINES JETBLUE AIRWAYS CEO and Director: David Neeleman After gaining passenger loyalty in the US with its goal of “bringing humanity back to air travel,” JetBlue went international this year, adding flights to two Caribbean destinations. The airline ...

Features : Offerings Market Heats Up

The European IPO market is building up an impressive head of steam, but investors aren’t prepared to buy just anything. The first quarter of this year was always expected to be a good one for European IPOs, but few dared ...

Milestones : European Ipo Market Shrugs Off Anxiety

EUROPE Market jitters as a result of the terrorist attacks in Madrid in March failed to knock the European IPO market off course, according to bankers in the region. With pricing due shortly on bellwether deals such as Belgacom’s €3.91 ...

Features : Project Finance: Crossing Over

The project finance industry that is emerging from the recent global downturn looks very different than it did in the late 1990s. In recent years project finance banks have had it tough. In 2001 and 2002 the merchant power debacle, ...

Features : Growing Pains

As custody outsourcing comes of age, it is undergoing a transformation. Rob Mancuso, senior vice president at Investors Bank & Trust Outsourcing in custody is as old as custody itself. After all, the industry developed to meet regulatory requirements to ...

2003

Cover Story : The Best Companies In Latin America

ANNUAL SURVEY           AIRLINES   LanChile   Executive Vice President and CEO: Enrique Cueto Plaza       LanChile’s operational efficiency, passenger loyalty and steady revenue growth in both its cargo and its passenger business segments ...

Features : Custody Becomes a Relationship Business

As the profitability of pure custody services continues to decline, global custodians are realizing their dreams of moving up the corporate value chain. Jeff Conway, managing director, investor services UK, at State Street The bear market has been tough for ...

Features : Borrowing From Peter To Pay Paul?

When General Motors issued nearly $18 billion in debt to fund its pension liabilities,it was derided for trading one liability for another.But with pensions funding becoming an increasingly hot topic, the auto giant may turn out to be a trailblazer. ...