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  1. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Why top bankers deserve to be paid huge salaries

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com Governments are leaving it to market smarts to invest deposits, and they don't come cheap Why top bankers deserve to be paid huge salaries "Despite billions of pounds of liquidity support from taxpayers, many senior bankers seemed still to be arguing that they deserved their precrisis levels of pay" Barclays internal report, ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - JAKE'S VIEW

    Bankers' high pay is governments' fault

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com Bankers' high pay is governments' fault Ten times as many London-based bankers as previously expected could be caught by Europe's ... about bankers' salaries: How much rent would you pay for an asset that can earn you $10 million a year? We shall put it in these impersonal terms because that is how they are couched ...

  3. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Beware of bankers under the influence of bonuses

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Deposit insurance undermines prudent lending and encourages recklessness with your money Beware of bankers under the influence of bonuses Despite four years of grim ... the highest deposit interest rate. Many a banker is quite happy to offer it to you. It might push him to accept riskier business on the other side of his balance sheet but you are not going ...

  4. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Tardy MTR Corp must tell stock exchange about its delays

    Posted May 15th 2014, 12:52am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... bankers said HK$25 billion. In order not to lose face, Donald then told the Lands Department to stuff the company full of cheap property with relaxed development restrictions. It was done ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    MTR's silence on delays offers test of how well the SFC protects investors

    Posted May 11th 2014, 03:34am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp At last, the test of how well SFC protects investors SFC seeks 5-year ban in Tiger Asia case South China Morning Post headline, May 8 The story is simple. An investment banker called up Tiger Asia, a New York-based investment fund, to sound out interest in a placement of China Construction Bank shares. He informed Tiger Asia of the size and price ...

  6. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong fails to avert a collapse in common sense

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 01:07am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... worse at that point. Other bankers will already know and won't advance it more money. All that will happen is that the problems will be revealed publicly. But the moment ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - JAKE'S VIEW

    FSDC adviser Bill Strong has weak argument for stopping reit profit tax

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 05:45am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... make up for it through all the bankers and other professionals who would move to Hong Kong to run reits. He even mentioned attracting property analysts, this in a town that probably has as many ...

  8. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Fed's fear of Wall Street distorting global economy

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 02:39am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... for a central banker) she as much as promised to keep interest rates low indefinitely. This has been the theme of US monetary policy for more than 20 years. Every now and then the Fed says: "Maybe ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    London property not best investment for Hong Kong Monetary Authority

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 04:31am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Corporation. It has drawn mostly laughs. It has played in taxi licence speculation, Korean property bonds and other peripheral games and mostly keeps going by occasionally begging real bankers ...

  10. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Only higher rates will ease property prices

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 02:07am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... (translation: slightly less negligent monetary policies). The latest economic data has been poor. Interest rates will stay ultra-low. I cannot see how a banker would miss the implications. Low interest ...




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