Mid-Year Perspective on the Status of China’s Currency

July 2, 2017

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Written by Todd R. Vollmers, Managing Director, Global Access CSG There has been increasing interest in trends pertaining to China, particularly given its relatively new role as the world’s second largest economy and growing importance to international trade and the global economy. Since 1978 (when China began instituting political reform making it more open) according […]

2016 Internet Trends Report Available

June 6, 2016

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Mary Meeker’s much anticipated 2o16 Internet Trends report sporting 213 slides and delivered by her in under 30 minutes is now available on the Kleiner Perkins website. Click here to read.  

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Charts: Shifts in the Capital Markets Value Chain

June 4, 2016

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As many financial institutions, particularly banks are exiting or scaling back their participation in certain parts of the capital markets value chain, or deciding not to enter others, an array of old and new players is stepping in to compete for those revenues. BCG provides significant insight on the issue in a recent article entitled “How Value Is Shifting in the […]

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Charts: Banking Consolidation

May 6, 2016

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The following chart shows consolidation of the U.S. banking sector roughly from the early 1990s to 2010 which led to four major banks. There are other similar stories in banking and particularly colorful stories in investment banking. Also, there already was significant consolidation before the early 1990s. Still the chart is impressive in the story it tells through a single picture. Interestingly […]

Law & Life Magazine Interview on Chinese Economy

February 4, 2016

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Michael Macaluso: Global finance and legal expert Law & Life Vol. 2, July 16, 2015, cover story Michael J. Macaluso, whose Chinese name is: 马鲁索. Interview translated from the original Chinese.  He is the chairman and chief executive officer of Global Access and a former Partner in finance, capital markets, and investment funds at DLA Piper. He has […]

Thought Leader Perspectives: Continuous Innovation

May 30, 2015

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Are there new rules for how to approach corporate strategy? In an interesting and at times provocative piece, Helen Rosen of Global Access and Sigvard Bore of Pactera Technology, a consulting subsidiary of The Blackstone Group, make the case in “Think AND Do…The Need for Continuous Strategy”, which can be downloaded here: Continuous Strategy. The authors note that the […]

Humans vs Machines

April 10, 2015

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A recent article posted to a Wall Street Journal blog got me thinking about a question that has long been on my mind: are we really facing a humans vs machine dilemma when it comes to U.S. jobs and competitiveness? The following three important and persistent trends are leading business to replace labor with technology: Availability of […]