Category: Financial stability

Crypto crashes

Crypto crashes

China regulation of crypto crushes the market. And with the Colonial Pipeline attack highlighting the role of crypto in ransonware, further regulatory risk will hang over the market. As a $2T market, crypto can’t be dismissed, but those who think crypto is the best hedge against fiat currencies may have second thoughts. And as I’ve …

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On eve of bankruptcy, U.S. firms shower execs with bonuses | Article [AMP] | Reuters

On eve of bankruptcy, U.S. firms shower execs with bonuses | Article [AMP] | Reuters

Bonus before bankruptcy or BBB. Where is the governance? Hopefully some of the bonuses will be subject to clawback. The beauty of the “heads I win, tails you lose” C-Suite. When company does well bonus is well deserved, when company does poorly they need to retain management to execute “visionary” turnaround. And when board is …

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Beware the private equity echo chamber

Beware the private equity echo chamber

This article raises 3 key issues related to private equity – 1) when there is a failed IPO do the PEs mark down the private valuation on the assumption that failed IPO implies that private value is too high?, 2) what is the process to ensure private sales and/or swaps are properly valued and arm’s …

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