Monthly Archives: February 2014

The curse of ‘guanxi’ banking

13th February 2014

News that some international investment banks sometimes try to curry favor with China’s political elite by hiring their offspring should not surprise anyone.

‘New look’ website

12th February 2014

Those of you among the 21,000-odd return visitors to this website will have noticed a few changes since it first became active in December 2010.



I have set up this blog to report notable events on international IPOs.

These include particularly remarkable transactions, changes in market practice (whether pertaining to documentation, valuation or marketing techniques) and regulations, as well as appointments in the sphere of equity capital markets (ECM).

Although the blog has a bias towards the Asia-Pacific region, since this is where I am based, it is intended to be global in both its scope and outlook.

Please use the contact form above to report an IPO story or an ECM development.


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