Outlook on Investment Banking

The investment banking industry is expected to announce lacklustre returns for 2013, despite an improving global economy, soaring asset prices and abundant liquidity. According to Deutsche Bank, the overall revenue pool is forecasted to be down by 6% (FICC down by 18%, Equity up by 28% mostly driven by equity derivatives, while IB up by […]

BNP Paribas continues its quest for growth

BNP Paribas Market Cap (as of 07/12/13): €65.77bn Rabobank Market Cap (as of 07/12/13): N/A (not listed) BGZ Market Cap (as of 07/12/13): €927.48mln Back in 2011, the sovereign-debt crisis that hit Europe caused U.S. investors to cut back on lending to European banks. France’s BNP Paribas struggled at first but managed to recover and […]

Hilton: Back to the NYSE at a Stunning Valuation

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Equity Value: $18 – $21bn ($18 – $21 per share, greenshoe not considered in EV) The Blackstone Group, AUM (as of 2012): $210bn Hilton Worldwide Holdings, the world largest hotel operator with presence in 90 countries, 157 directly owned hotels and 4,041 hotels under management, is planning an initial public offering of […]

The Onion Paradox or Why Futures are Good for the Economy

History is full of surprises, even regarding financial history. For example do you know that the only futures contracts you cannot trade are the ones on onions? This is not a joke but a serious piece of law, the Onion Futures Act passed on august 1958. Indeed in 1955, two traders named Sam Seigel and […]

How to trade Moncler?

After analyzing Moncler’s fundamentals last week (http://bsic.it/2013/11/30/piazza-affari-revival-moncler-ipo/), in this article we want to provide a more practical description of how it would be possible to profit from the hottest IPO of the year on Borsa Italiana. We have investigated three different ways of benefitting from Moncler’s IPO: • Underwrite the IPO or buy Moncler stocks […]

Foreign investment in Brazil takes off with Rio airport bid

Changi Airport Group Market Cap (as of 06/12/13): N/A Odebrecht Market Cap (as of 06/12/13): N/A On November 22nd Changi of Singapore and Odebrecht of Brazil won a $19bn ($8.3bn) bid to operate Rio de Janeiro’s Carlos Jobim International Airport (Galeão) in a consortium with state-owned operator Infraero. The same day the government awarded a […]