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March 2012

Stories An oriental financial concept conquers the world markets

What happens when the financial markets are confronted to cultural values? The financing structures that conform to Islamic law are at the top of an evolution aiming to integrate cultural values in a globalised economy. Right now, the sukuk (Islamic products on capital (...)

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The Gulf countries like the British Green

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Edouard Carmignac: the art of swimming against the current.

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December 2012

Stories Key Quant: New revelation of systematic management

"Key Quant”. The saga of Robert Baguenault de Viéville and Raphael Gelrubin could be summarized in these two words, the name of the company they run. Specialized in systematic trend-following management strategies (trend following (...)

January 2012

Stories Axa Rosenberg: a $217 million bug.

The American quantitative management firm is struggling to get over a scandal that originated from an IT error and which lead 600 of its clients to lose money.

January 2012

Stories Bill Gross, The king of bonds

At sixty-seven years old, the founder of Pimco is one of the most acclaimed financiers. His secret lies somewhere between Vietnam, blackjack and yoga.

November 2011

Stories Capital Fund Management: Simply the best?

Discus Fund, one of CFM flagship funds, posted 23 percent year-to-date positive returns as of october end, the best performance amongst all the global systematic funds. This is the confirmation the know-how of the French manager which has shown exceptional trackrecords for (...)

October 2011

Stories The Greek crisis : the Danaides’ barrel ?

Back on the Greek saga or the largest bankruptcy in the 21st century without credit event trigger (to date). The succession of bailout plans shows that we do not simply resolve the insolvency of a country by emergency (...)

May 2011

Stories Peter Cruddas, 2007 richest selfmade man in the City and U.K entrepreneur of the year

Launched with just £ 10 000 by Cruddas 18 years ago, CMC Markets has managed to develop its business on the derivatives market to private investors and is now a major global brokers on CFD ...

April 2011

Stories Frozen Libyan Money

The conflict between the rebels and the regime of Muammar Khadafi has lead authorities of different countries of the Western world to freeze Libyan assets and have hindered the development of hedge fund FM Capital (...)

June 2010

Stories 2004: Citigroup and the blow from Dr. Evil

Five sorcerer-apprentices, which alone would have lost a part of Citigroup’s reputation, and a few hundred million of market in the next few years…

June 2010

Stories Robin Geffen, the man who shook Prudential

The founder of Neptune Investment Management fund had led the protest of the Prudential Agreement – AIA, that ultimately just fell through…

January 2010

Stories John Arnold : The natural gas guru

John Arnold came under the spotlight in 2006 after the fierce battle with Brian Hunter, Amaranth Advisors’ star trader, on the U.S. natural gas market.

November 2009

Stories The wonderWomen of the City

While the debate on gender inequalities within British companies has never been so frank, a few “ladies” have taken high-level positions. Who are these pioneers?

April 2009

Stories Jim Simons : Geometry Professor and CEO of Renaissance Technologies hedge fund

Recently named IAFE/SunGard Financial Engineer of the Year 2006, Jim Simons, brilliant mathematician and founder of Renaissance Technologies, became one of the richest men in the world, in only a few years.

December 2008

Stories Bernard Madoff, swindler of the century

Former chairman of Nasdaq is accused of having set up a fraudulent operation which would have cost its clients, individual investors, pension funds and banks more than 50 billion dollars. The blow could have been fatal to the world of investment (...)

September 2008

Stories George Soros : « The Man who caused the fall of the pound sterling »

Born in Budapest in 1930, George Soros became world famous for speculation of the pound sterling on a grand scale! He became a legend in finance and today is retired.

April 2008

Stories Warren Buffet : Investor of the century?

After having bought Berkshire Hataway in 1962, a struggling textile manufacturing company, 40 years later Warren Buffet became one of the richest men in the world.

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Stories How Nick Leeson caused the collapse of Barings Bank

In 1995, the financial markets were shaken by a massive scandal. Barings, one of the most prestigious banks in the United Kingdom is bankrupt following losses caused by Nick Leeson, one of its traders, aged 28 (...)

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Stories JP Morgan (1837-1913), founder of a leading institution

As one of the most influent American businessmen at the beginning of the 20th century, John Pierpont Morgan saved the US financial system more than once. He also initiated several important mutations of the US financial (...)

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Stories Key Quant: New revelation of systematic management

"Key Quant”. The saga of Robert Baguenault de Viéville and Raphael Gelrubin could be summarized in these two words, the name of the company they run. Specialized in systematic trend-following management strategies (trend following (...)

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Stories The wonderWomen of the City

While the debate on gender inequalities within British companies has never been so frank, a few “ladies” have taken high-level positions. Who are these pioneers?

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Stories Capital Fund Management: Simply the best?

Discus Fund, one of CFM flagship funds, posted 23 percent year-to-date positive returns as of october end, the best performance amongst all the global systematic funds. This is the confirmation the know-how of the French manager which has shown exceptional trackrecords for (...)

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Stories The Zaoui brothers : Kings of M&A

Exercising their talents at Goldman sachs and Morgan Stanley, Yoël and Michael Zaoui are considered as two of the leading professionals in M&A throughout Europe.

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Stories Frozen Libyan Money

The conflict between the rebels and the regime of Muammar Khadafi has lead authorities of different countries of the Western world to freeze Libyan assets and have hindered the development of hedge fund FM Capital (...)

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Stories Warren Buffet : Investor of the century?

After having bought Berkshire Hataway in 1962, a struggling textile manufacturing company, 40 years later Warren Buffet became one of the richest men in the world.

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Stories Bernard Madoff, swindler of the century

Former chairman of Nasdaq is accused of having set up a fraudulent operation which would have cost its clients, individual investors, pension funds and banks more than 50 billion dollars. The blow could have been fatal to the world of investment (...)

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Stories Jim Simons : Geometry Professor and CEO of Renaissance Technologies hedge fund

Recently named IAFE/SunGard Financial Engineer of the Year 2006, Jim Simons, brilliant mathematician and founder of Renaissance Technologies, became one of the richest men in the world, in only a few years.

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Stories Axa Rosenberg: a $217 million bug.

The American quantitative management firm is struggling to get over a scandal that originated from an IT error and which lead 600 of its clients to lose money.

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Stories Peter Cruddas, 2007 richest selfmade man in the City and U.K entrepreneur of the year

Launched with just £ 10 000 by Cruddas 18 years ago, CMC Markets has managed to develop its business on the derivatives market to private investors and is now a major global brokers on CFD ...

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Stories George Soros : « The Man who caused the fall of the pound sterling »

Born in Budapest in 1930, George Soros became world famous for speculation of the pound sterling on a grand scale! He became a legend in finance and today is retired.

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Stories Robin Geffen, the man who shook Prudential

The founder of Neptune Investment Management fund had led the protest of the Prudential Agreement – AIA, that ultimately just fell through…

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Stories Enron, the story of a resounding bankruptcy

The most innovative company in the United States during several consecutive years, Enron went bankrupt in 2001 prompting an evolution in financial and accounting regulation in the US.

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Stories Lazard: An incredible family saga

Return to the foundation of the myth of Lazard, one of the most powerful historic French banks, who has reshaped the global landscape business for almost a century.

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