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Brian Bollen

Brian Bollen has written on international institutional finance, from corporate and M&A to the back-office functions of custody and settlement. He cut his teeth on a FT newsletter covering the international syndicated loan and capital markets and edited FT Mergers & Acquisitions International.

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Cass Business School
A day in the life of the modern investment risk adviser

A day in the life of the modern investment risk adviser would surely frighten the living daylights out of those who went before in a similar role.

Brian Bollen15:58, 29 June 2017
Metal exchanges: gold, silver, industrial and precious

Metal exchanges are exactly what their name suggests: venues for the sale and purchase of base, precious and semi-precious metals.

Brian Bollen12:22, 27 June 2017
Sector-based exchange-traded funds help to spread risk

Sector-based exchange-traded funds can play an important role in investment strategy. They help diversify risk by spreading investment funds across equity stocks

Brian Bollen13:15, 25 June 2017
sheep market of Stans on the Swiss alps
Animals to equity: stock exchange histories of the world

Stock markets began before ‘stock’ meant equity in businesses – when it meant animals (sheep, cows and pigs). Stock markets date back to the agricultural revolution, when our ancestors stopped being hunter-gatherers.

Brian Bollen18:17, 19 June 2017
A history of TMX Group in Toronto
A history of TMX Group, a multi-asset class exchange group

TMX Group describes itself as an integrated, multi-asset class exchange group, domiciled in Canada and incorporated under the Business Corporations Act

Brian Bollen12:03, 19 June 2017
Shariah-compliant finance
The spread of Shariah-compliant finance is good and bad

The spread of Shariah-compliant finance in the Middle East, India and Africa is both a good thing and a bad thing. Everything depends on the perspective of the observer.

Brian Bollen13:55, 15 June 2017
businessmen shaking hands
The impact of mergers and acquisitions on companies

Anecdotal evidence from the investment banking industry suggests that 70% of all mergers and acquisitions (M&A) fail and destroy value, sometimes spectacularly.

Brian Bollen10:52, 15 June 2017
green shoots
NN IP sees support for hard currency emerging market debt

The technical picture in hard currency (HC) emerging market debt (EMD) has a strong positive bias, according to NN Investment Partners.

Brian Bollen12:37, 13 June 2017
history of Euronext in amsterdam
A history of Euronext, the leading pan-European euro exchange

Euronext describes itself as the leading pan-European exchange in the eurozone. It had nearly 1,300 listed issuers worth some €3.5 trillion in market capitalisation at end March 2017.

Brian Bollen16:01, 12 June 2017
shenzhen blue sky
A history of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in China

This is a history of the short life so far of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE), established in China on 1 December 1990 under the supervision of China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC).

Brian Bollen09:47, 9 June 2017
bill blain
The four most frightening words are this time it's different

The four most frightening words for the financial markets are 'this time it's different'. Anyone who has lived through several economic cycles instinctively knows that.

Brian Bollen10:25, 8 June 2017
washington dc
Strong investment inflows far outweigh outflows says ICI

Strong investment fund inflows far outweighed outflows for the week ended 31 May 2017, the Washington DC-based Investment Company Institute reported today.

Brian Bollen15:29, 7 June 2017
Brexit is having a positive impact on use of derivatives

Brexit is having a positive impact on the use of derivatives, says derivatives exchange Eurex in its latest monthly report. Markets are focussing on finance.

Brian Bollen14:13, 7 June 2017
Securities trading in Hong Kong dates to mid-19th century

Securities trading in Hong Kong has an exotic history with taipan-era reports dating back to the mid-19th century. The first formal market, the Association of Stockbrokers in Hong Kong, was not established until 1891

Brian Bollen12:06, 7 June 2017
3d printing
Pan-European Euronext publishes trading volumes for May 2017

Pan-European exchange Euronext has published its trading volumes for May. The average daily transaction value on the Euronext cash order book stood at €8,471m

Brian Bollen14:12, 6 June 2017

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