January 18, 2020

A leveraged buyout (LBO) is a method of acquiring a company where the deal is financed by a combination of equity and debt and the debt is secured against the assets and cash flows of the target company. It is a sub-set of syndicated loans and is evolving as a financia...

September 27, 2019

Short-termism – the focus on creating visible financial results within a fairly short time-period, typically 12 to 24 months – has become a driving force for many public companies. Although short-termism can prove financially lucrative for skilled day traders, it can a...

April 9, 2019

Lawyers are not usually known for being enthusiastic about change, but when it comes to technology, they may not have a choice. A recent study estimated that 23% of legal activities could already be automated. Another report proposed that this number may actually be 39...

March 20, 2019

Credit default swaps (CDSs), despite being relatively simple-to-understand financial instruments by definition, have become a contentious and misunderstood topic, especially after the 2008 financial crisis. This article aims to examine the nature and intended usage of...

February 20, 2019

From the Brexit plan hanging by a thread, to the longest US government shutdown in history, to the US-China Trade war and several key elections scheduled across the globe, 2019 is certainly off to an interesting start. Business executives are constantly monitoring glob...

February 13, 2019

Managing one’s investments can be a very time-consuming process, which often leads investors, particularly wealthy investors, to turn to professional financial services providers. However, investors now have a new cost-effective option: robo-advisers. Compared to tradi...

February 1, 2019

One of the most important decisions that an entrepreneur needs to grapple with when starting a business is choosing what type of entity the business should be. The reason this decision is so significant is because it affects the three-letter word that business owners (...

December 18, 2018

Bonds, loans, notes, and promissory notes are the debt instruments predominantly traded in financial markets. No one denies that debt has a strong impact on a country’s economy. A decade ago, the bubble in the United States financial market arising from subprime mortga...

December 6, 2018

Over the last year, there has been a rise in popularity and demand for cryptocurrency, resulting in an increase in its value. In December of 2017, bitcoin’s value reached nearly $20,000 per bitcoin. This year however, cryptocurrencies of all kinds seem to be faring far...

November 26, 2018

Tort litigation plays an important social role by providing compensation for injuries caused by wrongful conduct. However, if left unchecked, excessive tort litigation can cause more harm than good. While businesses can be negatively impacted by litigation, the litigat...

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