Robert Friedland

BAML analysts win again in Institutional Investor survey

The Italian Job

The anxious wait is over, and the results of Institutional Investor’s All-Asia Research Team, the magazine’s annual ranking of the region’s best sell-side analysts, reveal that Bank of America Merrill Lynch has retained its crown for the third consecutive year.

Wednesday, 15 May, 2013, 4:43am

At least Peace still chairs other FTSE 100 firms …

Hugely amused: Jay Hambro

The chairman of Standard Chartered, Sir John Peace, is in very hot water, as we noted yesterday over remarks he made earlier this month in which he said the bank did not wilfully try to avoid US sanctions with Iran.

23 Mar 2013 - 5:24am

Standard Chartered Bank chairman eats humble pie

Rock star Robert Friedland

Someone has evidently had a word in the ear of Standard Chartered Bank chairman Sir John Peace, which has resulted in him having to make an embarrassing retraction.

22 Mar 2013 - 4:19am 1 comment

Something is wrong when yields are low but the risk is high

Waiting for the shock wave.

There was a time, some years ago, when a trip to Hong Kong Mines and Money conference was one filled with optimism and talk of growth, profit and so on. These days the message is more mixed. No more so than when discussing gold.

When the real economy is in good shape, the outlook for gold weakens. When it's not, gold rises. That's when the price signals are working correctly.

20 Mar 2013 - 4:27am