Investment boutique Blue Sky Asset Management has appointed James Chu as managing director and chief investment officer, based in London. Chu, who co-founded Blue Sky along with Chris Taylor, chief executive, will work alongside former HSBC Asset Management...
Deborah Fuhr has stepped down from her position as a managing director based in London at Morgan Stanley this week, according to the investment bank. While Fuhr remains at Morgan Stanley, the bank offers no comment on what role she will now occupy.
12. The outlook
Historically, cross-border mortgage lending has been a limited market with select players offering piecemeal loans to those looking for holiday homes. Now originators are assessing the potential of so-called emerging mortgage markets, where new ventures...
Giles Rothwell has left JP Morgan, where he was global head of structured investments distributor marketing and has been replaced by Beat von Gunten, previously Emea head of structured products for distributor marketing at JP Morgan in London. Rothwell...
After several false starts the Iberian electricity market, Mibel, finally launched last year, linking the power markets of Spain and Portugal. Andrew Holt looks at what changes it has brought about
The future of Russian energy under president-elect Dmitri Medvedev largely depends upon his ability to navigate the country's Byzantine political climate, writes Robert Amsterdam
Uncertainty surrounding the US government's role in project finance for new nuclear generation is threatening to hold back the renaissance. David Watkins reports
The once-derided housing agencies, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, are being feted as potential saviours of the mortgage market after the authorities relaxed the laws limiting the amount of mortgage debt the agencies can hold. Simon Boughey reports
The rating agencies have faced a barrage of criticism over their role in last year's subprime meltdown. This year they have been focusing on ensuring that a repeat of the ABS problems do not occur in other segments of the structured credit market. But...
As seasoned investors will tell you, putting your money in emerging markets can be a rough ride. The highs may be high, but the lows can be even lower. The emerging markets debt team at MFS Investment Management are aiming to give their investors a different,...
Analysts predict there will be a wave of consolidation in the credit hedge fund sector as battered funds look for ways to survive the market turmoil. Already a number of smaller managers have had to bow to the inevitable and merge with larger players....