Browsing All posts tagged under »United States«

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 […]

Open Course: Business in a Political Age

March 31, 2015

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The George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management is offering an open course (a so-called MOOC) entitled Business in a Political Age taught by its leader, The Hon. Mark Kennedy. I have known Mark Kennedy for many years. He has been a successful business man, a politician who served his country and he now leads George Washington University’s […]

Developments: Ocean Holding Acquires Düsseldorfer Hypothekenbank

September 1, 2014

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Ocean Holding acquires Düsseldorfer Hypothekenbank Completing one of the largest bank acquisitions in Germany in years by total assets at approximately €12 billion, Lone Star has sold its controlling interest in Düsseldorfer Hypothkenbank to Ocean Holding, an Attestor fund. After acquiring the bank in 2010, Lone Star injected €500 million to strengthen its core capital position. The […]

A Respectable World Cup Analysis

June 16, 2014

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A new leader in World Cup analytics has emerged. It looks to be an extremely timely and thorough analysis undertaken, it seems, with great enthusiasm. It is also an informative and enjoyable read to boot, which I commend to you. You can click on the link below the picture to get there. They do have the proper Disclosure […]

Michael Macaluso Joins Cappello as a Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking Asia

April 5, 2014

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Cappello to Extend Asia Reach, Hires Michael Macaluso Los Angeles and New York – March 31, 2014. Michael Macaluso joined Cappello Group, Inc. as a Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking for Cappello Asia. Mr. Macaluso’s focus is on capital markets in Asia in relationship to the United States, Europe and other parts of the […]

Developments: SEC Announces Plans in the event of a Shutdown

October 2, 2013

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Below is a reprint of what I consider a good overview of the contingency plans for the looming government shutdown announced by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) written by my colleague Edward Johnsen.   In a separate note entitled “Here comes the Shutdown: Key Points” which deals with the mechanics of the shutdown more generally (see link […]