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Investment Bankers Pitch

The weekend was adventurous for India; last night PM Mr Modi did the hard selling for India, obviously learning by itself for blogInvestment bankers. The pitch was very strong in the economic sense.

I was reading Traders Guns and money over the weekend and found some interesting jargon and pitches made by the Investment bankers.

Statement: As a Leading dealer with a global platform, we are the major player in the market.

Translation: We have spent a fortune to build this business and are now prepared to spend millions more subsidizing your requirements.

Statement: We have one of the most talented teams in this space.

Translation: Our staff are vastly overpaid and on huge guaranteed bonuses. Continue reading

The field of behavioral finance has helped us to understand that we don’t always make rational investment decisions. We often make blogpoor decisions because of our biases. And the designers of structured product are well aware of these “flaws” in investor behavior. So they structure products that exploit our flaws.

Few points to be taken in to account :-

  • Never buy an investment product if there’s a commission attached to it.
  • Only work with an adviser who offers a fiduciary standard of care.
  • Only invest in a product if the seller can demonstrate that they also are investing in the same product.
  • Never buy a complex product; if you can’t fully understand the nature of the risks and the costs, run as fast as you can because you can be 100 percent certain the complexity is designed to favor the issuer. In other words, you’ll be the patsy at the poker table who doesn’t know he’s the patsy.

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The world’s largest spirits company Diageo Plc decided to hike its stake in United Spirits (USL), a company it acquired in 2012 and blogtry to take its stake to 55%.

Diageo has launched an open offer on Tuesday morning to acquire an additional 26% in the company. Currently Diageo holds 29% stake in the company via one of its international arms Relay BV and has been trying to gradually acquire more shares in Vijay Mallya’s flagship distillery from the open market.

The motive of the offer, if successful, aimed at better strategic control, will give Diageo a higher direct ownership in the business. Tender offer in the Indian market is a rare phenomenon comparing to the global markets.  Continue reading

As I am trying to communicate from my last post that the market for OTC derivatives is mammoth in size. I have tried to put my views in my past articles over OTC.Derivatives Central Clearning & Dodd – Frank .Central Clearning Of derivatives & Dodd – Frank continues… , Credit derivatives Cat bonds & Cat Swaps ,OTC derivative series CDS, Bonds and Basis Trade

I got the opportunity to read one of the recent paper on Reforming the OTC derivatives market by William C Dudley .

Dudley believes the pre-crisis OTC derivatives market needed reform. Let’e examine his case. Continue reading

Takings from my last post  A Prop Trader or Rogue Trader and my past posts on the same topic The Rogue Trader or The Rogue Banks and TO BE A ROGUE TRADER would like to share few more views over them. As I reveled in the past that prop trader don’t trade on behalf of clients but they use institution own money to trade.They speculate and their focus are is emerging markets.

The two principles on which they work :

  •  You need to be dispassionate about your trade, to control your internal hurdles that may attach you to it emotionally.
  • You need to have specific knowledge of the asset you’re trading. You must have contacts in the asset’s country that can supply you with information that is open to anyone else (otherwise it’s insider trading) but that is still extremely valuable.
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