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  1. Morgan Stanley faces suit over former researcher's lost options

    Posted Feb 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... who resigned after 13 years with the investment bank in July 2003 to join HSBC as global head of research, says in a High Court writ that he was denied the options after Morgan Stanley accused ... are relatively rare in Hong Kong, with both parties preferring to settle out of court. Without going into the specific allegations, one headhunter noted that investment banks tend to take a dim view ...

  2. Director of failed Peregrine snubs court

    Posted Oct 21st 2005, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... Jane Moir John Lee banned for five years over his role in the collapse of the investment bank A central figure in the Peregrine group failed to show up in the High Court yesterday to face charges over his part in the spectacular demise of the investment bank, snubbing legal action that saw him banned as a director for five years. John Eng Lee, former group treasurer and director ...

  3. Link mess was a backlash waiting to happen

    Posted Dec 18th 2004, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... of the investment bank: so what of this judicial review? It was the night before the application would be filed at the High Court, but there was blanket media coverage attesting to its inevitability. Yet ... denouement over the past seven days. It was also the week that supposedly savvy investment banks and lawyers threw the risk management hyperbole they so love out the window and instead decided ...

  4. Webb raps CSFB over 'toxic' bond instruments

    Posted Jun 09th 2005, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... prices, but reap massive profits for the investment bank. In an empirical study, the Webb-site.com editor examined 15 convertible deals- 13 of them by CSFB- and estimated that the listed companies ... urged a ban on use of the instruments. CSFB dubbed Mr Webb's claims 'factually incorrect, grossly exaggerated and groundless'. The bank said it was seeking legal advice. Mr Webb ...

  5. Toxic convertibles spark fallout

    Posted Jun 10th 2005, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... of words between a corporate governance activist and a global investment bank. Webb-site.com editor David Webb has courted controversy in the dry world of financial instruments by penning ... These more protective structures are a reaction to the deals of the past, he said. 'Investment banks have learned that lesson from the hedge funds years and years ago. The business is not what ...

  6. Exchange finds errors in R&F prospectus

    Posted Jul 08th 2005, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... It also comes against a backdrop of a continuing struggle to tighten sponsor liability, with regulators last year backing down on tougher sanctions amid resistance from investment banks. A fresh ...

  7. Lack of regulatory bite overshadowed by bark of a little old lady

    Posted Dec 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... investment banks baulking at the thought of having to put their money and reputation on the line by signing off on a prospectus. There was also a bid to nag at the firms themselves, the stock ...

  8. Fubon's foray into HK raises questions

    Posted Sep 10th 2003, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... interested in China,' notes Catherine Leung, senior banker at JP Morgan's Investment Banking unit. Fubon admits it has the closer economic partnership agreement in its sights and will aim ... The Taiwan company's acquisition of International Bank of Asia appears to be a long-term strategy to enter China There is no question that Arab Banking Corp has been keen to sell its ...

  9. Skulduggery, manipulation, mockery

    Posted Jan 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... getting to the source of the problem, regulators last year sought to home in on the players behind the public offerings, notably the sponsors. Investment bank ICEA faced the firing squad ... not clear what co-operation securities officials in Hong Kong have had from mainland counterparts. It is also unclear what prior knowledge banking chiefs in Hong Kong had of the sudden ...

  10. A little wheeler-dealing goes far as gatekeeper leaves door ajar

    Posted Apr 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... enterprises. Even Mr Chan has never met the businessman, saying the introduction was made through an investment bank. However, behind the takeover it is in the deal on the table for GDI shares where ... This involves 90 per cent of its assets being stripped out and sold to a private subsidiary, Group Dragon Investments (GDI). Dubbed the 'distributed business' of China Strategic- property ...




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