Written and edited by Dr Arjuna Sittampalam, Chartered MCSI, Founder and Managing Director of Sage & Hermes, the quarterly magazine features reviews and critical analysis of information and articles drawn from leading worldwide sources and contributions from industry experts.
The October edition includes three related articles that look at Japanese asset management as a new global force; another three look at a potential mega trend arising from asset managers making inroads into the bank lending business; while two others look at problems relating to infrastructure investment.
Highlights from the edition
Asset managers into bank lending – a potential mega trend
The editorial and three articles discuss a revolutionary transformation in the way that entrepreneurs are financed:
- Asset managers making deeper inroads into banking (p.17).
- Peer-to-peer lending continues mutating (p.18).
- US student loan market enticing to investors (p.20).
Privileged investors squeezing out initial public offerings
Revolutionary changes are gathering pace in the method used by high-tech companies to raise money at the early stage, posing questions about unfairness and the future role of IPOs (p.30).
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Corporate governance reforms transforming Japanese equities
A 'shame index' has been set up by the Tokyo Stock Exchange that is putting effective pressure on Japanese companies to reform their murky corporate governance policies (p.16).