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Highlights from the May 2017 edition
The editorial and related story describe the incursion into each other's territory of hedge funds and buyout firms, blurring the boundaries between the two.
Two lead stories focus on infrastructure investment, with the first warning that fund managers may end up playing an unwanted role in President Trump's infrastructure plans, based on available evidence, and the second looking at the experience of the retail public in China of backing investments through a global system.
Another two lead stories predict disruption in stock markets: the first globally because of a massive IPO amounting to £2tn; the second on US stock market levels because of illegal manipulation of published company earnings.
Gigantic two trillion plus company launch
An initial public offering of shares amounting to nearly five times as much as the biggest to date, Alibaba, is already causing excitement among investment bankers at the planning stage. When finalised, it will create huge waves in global stock markets and asset management.
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Manipulation of US company earnings attacked
Manipulation of published US company earnings against the rules has caused the Securities and Exchange Commission to go on the attack. The reverberations might eventually have an adverse impact on US stock market levels.