Central Banker Report Cards 2021 – Interviews

Central Banker Report Cards 2021 – Interviews

Global Finance talks pandemic, politics and economics with some of the world’s leading central bank governors, part of the coverage associated with its annual Central Banker Report Cards—banker grades to be announced in the October 2021 issue. 

Tightening Regs And Near-Term Risks To Slow Dealmaking: Q&A With Amit Thakur

Tightening Regs And Near-Term Risks To Slow Dealmaking: Q&A With Amit Thakur

Amit Thakur, a managing director at Amax Capital and CFO of Augie, is a financial advisor in M&A, debt and equity raising, and strategic finance deals totaling $35 billion. A cross-border pro, Thakur launched Standard Chartered's U.S. M&A business, and led Morgan Stanley's Indian FIG group. He mentors startups as well as multinational companies, globally. As worldwide M&A activity reached $2.8 trillion in the first half of 2021, Thakur says there are plenty of factors that can affect deal pace, including heightened regulatory scrutiny, debt issuance and a tempering SPAC boom.

How To Spend Recovery Funds: Insights From Puerto Rico

How To Spend Recovery Funds: Insights From Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico recently received long-delayed funds to rebuild its infrastructure and economy, both having been hammered by storms as well as the recent global pandemic. Manuel Cidre Miranda, a longtime entrepreneur and businessman who became secretary of Puerto Rico’s Department of Economic Development and Commerce in January, talks about recovery, rebuilding and lessons the island has learned from past experience about how to spend wisely for long-term resilience.