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Corporate/Lender relationships span over large vistas of time. It is therefore not surprising that on occasion important documents become accidentally lost, destroyed or mislaid. What are the repercussions? Consider the following scenario.
Valuation is the closest thing to the law of gravity that we have in finance. It is the primary determinant of long‐term returns. However, the objective of investment (in general) is not to buy at fair value, but to purchase with a margin of safety.
“Do more coaching” is easy in theory and difficult in practice for the time-stretched
manager. A recent study found that, even with managers trained in coaching skills, fewer than 25% of people receiving coaching said it was having a significant impact on either performance or satisfaction.
There is an increasing trend in project financings for Sponsors to defer their capital
contribution to the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) by having the SPV raise 100% debt
financing during the construction phase of the project. At practical completion, the
equity component of the long-term arrangements (say 30%, for example) is then
subscribed. But does this deliver a higher value outcome for the
Sponsor, if all other factors are the same?
This report introduces the reader to the ‘B L O C K C H A I N in Banking Model’ which
attributes one initial letter to each of the 10 key ways to use Blockchain in Banking. The ‘B L O C K C H A I N in Banking Model’ expresses the high degree of complexity with which DLT (Distributed Ledger Technology) is attached and associated to financial services.
In many ways, Lehman Brothers serves as an iconic example of what went wrong with our financial system in the years leading up to the crisis. These deficiencies were not limited to Lehman. Rather, they were widespread and far-reaching problems in the basic structure of our financial system