Practical analysis for investment professionals


What Ails the IPO Market?

Global IPO proceeds declined by 27.8% in 2012. And while last year’s sharp decline was largely attributed to weakness in China and continued fallout from the sovereign debt crisis, it also appears to be part of a longer term trend. Are we witnessing a structural market change, a secular decline, or simply a cyclical downturn that will reverse?

Codes of Ethics: If You Adopt One, Will They Behave?

Many institutions involved in the financial skullduggery that caused the 2008 crisis had adopted codes of ethics long before the housing bubble burst. Even Enron had espoused lofty ideals in it's official code. So why aren’t codes effective in deterring unethical behavior?

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