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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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The number of UK MBOs down by 49% in two years

The number of management buyouts in the UK is down by almost 49% compared to only two years ago, according to analysis of FT Mergermarket

Brian Bollen14:21, 22 May 2017
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RBS raises shareholder compensation offer at 11th hour

Royal Bank of Scotland has made an 11th-hour move to settle the shareholder compensation case that was due to start today

Brian Bollen11:09, 22 May 2017
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President Trump the biggest threat to investor portfolios

President Trump poses the greatest risk for regular investors in the world - even ahead of a possible recession in China.

Brian Bollen10:30, 22 May 2017
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Discredited former CEO of RBS to have his say in court

The discredited former chief executive of The Royal Bank of Scotland Fred Goodwin is set to have his say in the High Court in London.

Brian Bollen09:40, 22 May 2017
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Brazil equity slump creates select buying opportunities

Current stock market weakness in Brazil has created opportunities to buy good companies that were previously too expensive,

Brian Bollen16:03, 19 May 2017
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The history of Nasdaq from creation in 1971 to the present

Nasdaq is the largest US electronic stock market, listing more companies and, on average, trading more shares per day than any other US market.

Brian Bollen13:27, 19 May 2017
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Growth in alternative investment pushes Jersey funds to record levels

The value of funds administered in Jersey hit a record level at the end of 2016, according to the latest figures from the jurisdiction’s financial regulator.

Brian Bollen11:56, 19 May 2017
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UK April retail sales figures bounce back after Q1 drop

The figures for April UK retail sales published today by the Office for National Statistics provide a welcome boost after the disappointment of first quarter estimates

Brian Bollen10:44, 18 May 2017
Citigroup adds VIX lookalike fear gauge to investor toolbox

Citigroup has added a lookalike fear gauge to its investor toolbox, offering a credit equivalent of Chicago Board Options Exchange's VIX volatility index.

Brian Bollen12:02, 17 May 2017
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Sales Manager Index economic picture more mixed than thought

Closer analysis of the the first economic data for May published by World Economics earlier today paints a more mixed picture of the world economy than its headlines suggested

Brian Bollen14:19, 16 May 2017
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Economic data show world economy clearly growing solidly

The first economic data for May show the world economy is maintaining solid levels of growth in the US, Asia and Africa, reports World Economics.

Brian Bollen09:21, 16 May 2017
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European private equity fundraising hits eight-year high

European private equity fundraising hits eight-year high, a 37% year-on-year increase

Brian Bollen07:45, 16 May 2017
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Venture capital industry passes half a trillion dollars

The global venture capital industry is expanding at an accelerating pace. Total assets under management reached US$524bn as of June 2016, the latest data available.

Brian Bollen15:41, 11 May 2017
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Track the development of the New York Stock Exchange from 1792 to today

The New York Stock Exchange’s origins stretch back to 17 May 1792. On that day a group of 24 stockbrokers met under an old Buttonwood tree on Wall Street and signed an agreement to trade with one another.

Brian Bollen10:35, 11 May 2017
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New investment funds launch to tap into long-term trends

Uberisation of the economy

Brian Bollen09:17, 11 May 2017

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