Special Report: Equity Derivatives

FOCUS: TRADING SHIFTS TO EXCHANGES By Gordon Platt New rules to reduce systemic derivatives market risk and increase transparency are still evolving. As regulators on both sides of the Atlantic struggle to come to grips with new derivatives trading rules, ...

M&A: Cash-Rich Firms Drive M&A

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS / MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS   Corporate Finance Focus   by Gordon Platt   Corporations worldwide are using their cash stockpiles to make acquisitions and are driving M&A; activity to a higher level that confirms the bullish trend ...

DRs: Sovereign Funds Boost Glencore

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: GLOBAL EQUITY/DRS   By Gordon Platt   Switzerland-based Glencore International, a commodities trading and mining company, could have timed its initial public offering better.   Amid the steepest decline in commodity markets in years, Glencore was looking ...

Debt: Investors Fear Inflation

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: CORPORATE DEBT   By Gordon Platt   The European Central Bank sent a shockwave through global fixed-income markets last month with its “strong vigilance” alert, signaling that it was about to raise interest rates to ensure that ...

DRs: PE Firms Cash Out With IPOs

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: GLOBAL EQUITY/DRS   By Gordon Platt   Nashville, Tennessee–based hospital operator HCA Holdings sold more shares than planned in its initial public offering in March, and it sold them at the high end of the expected price ...

Derivatives Show Change In Sentiment

ANALYSIS: INTEREST-RATE AND EQUITY DERIVATIVES   By Michael Shari   Investors and corporations are revamping their derivatives strategies as they prepare for a resurgence of inflation.   At the beginning of the year, investment bankers noticed that institutional investors, hedge ...