How to Value an Agribusiness

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How to Value an Agribusiness

April 6, 2018

Agribusiness includes not just farms, but those enterprises with some ‘post-farm gate’ production, some level of vertical integration. Examples range from family operated grain farms with their own packing and distribution capabilities through to large scale abattoirs and packing facilities. How to calculate agribusiness valuation? Let us start by agreeing that whatever valuation methods theoretically […]

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How Advances in AI could change the face of Corporate Banking

March 28, 2018

The mantra that AI will transform banking completely has now been around for a decade, especially amongst consultants, technology departments of major banks and proponents within fintech itself. Yet corporate banking in particular seems rather resistant to change. What is really likely to happen, and just as important, when? Current AI protagonists suggest only that […]

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How to Issue a Bond

March 26, 2018

Much of the literature surrounding bond issuance concerns the reasons for choosing this form of finance, and the advantages to both high-profile issuers like Vodaphone, Westfield and LVMH and investors in the continuing low interest-rate environment of Europe and the USA. Some recent successes in bond issuance in the UK, covered in bonds courses, include […]

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MiFID II / MiFIR

February 19, 2018

For many in the financial services industry MiFID II / MiFIR seemed just another set of regulation to the sector. In fact, this piece of legislation, although set up from an initial set of rules called MiFID (I) – Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (which came into force on November 1st 2007 as a legislation […]

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UK Banks Credit Risk Quality – State of Play

January 11, 2018

As most people are aware these days, one of the most important factors to monitor in the banks performances’ is their credit risk portfolio quality. But how do Banks, namely the UK Banks and regulator(s) control this? In reality the UK Banks’ performance in this department has been reasonably good even throughout the crisis, remaining […]

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What is Basel III?

January 4, 2018

Although at first glance it might seem like that, in reality it is not just another set of rules to makes every bankers’ day-to-day life just a little bit tougher. It is an enhancement of a previous set of rules (Basel II) set by the BIS – Bank of International Settlements, the organism that controls […]

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How To Get Into Banking As A Graduate

December 6, 2017

First Steps on How To Get Into Banking as a Graduate So, you want a career in banking? By the time you graduate, the message is, it may already be too late: your application should be in during your penultimate year anyway as banks undertake rolling recruitment. Whilst still an undergraduate you should get an […]

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Corporate finance revenues after Brexit – what will change?

November 24, 2017

The possible corporate finance financial landscapes after Brexit are just beginning to appear. They were predictable enough, but few seem to have seen it this way. Perhaps because more than 20% of Europe’s 500 largest companies currently have their headquarters in London, where Mayor Sadiq Khan has described a hard Brexit as ‘economic self-sabotage’. In […]

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The Biggest Challenges Facing Banking in 2018

November 10, 2017

The reality is, banking is slow to change. Branches are still being opened in the United States, whilst ROA has remained in a fairly predictable pattern for European banks for a decade. Customers have not migrated wholesale to new banks. Other nonbank lenders are only just beginning to show up in lending statistics, especially for […]

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Planned Floats in 2018

November 8, 2017

There has been a significant IPO window in Europe this year, especially in London, with IPO proceeds exceeding the whole of 2016 by the end of the third quarter, which itself saw 74 IPOs Europe-wide. Companies such as the Polish telecoms company Play Communications SA and Landis & Gyr Holding AG broke transaction size records […]

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