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  • November

    MERGER LIFELINE FOR NEW ZEALAND MARKET 01 November 2000

    While attention in the northern hemisphere is focused on the battle for ownership of the London Stock Exchange, on the other side of the world a more friendly merger of stock exchanges could mean the very survival of a market. Bina Brown reports on the efforts being made to unite the Australian and New Zealand bourses.

  • BATTLE OF THE NEW BOND BENCHMARKS 01 November 2000

    As more investors start looking beyond the government bond universe, Katharine Morton sees how the new benchmarks measure up

  • October

    LIFFE’S LESSON FOR THE LSE 01 October 2000

    With new products and a growing number of electronic screens reaching into dealing rooms around the world, the London Financial Futures and Options Exchange is back from the brink of ruin. Can London’s teetering stock exchange accomplish the same feat? By Rick Butler

  • RACING TO EMBRACE FREE FLOATS 01 October 2000

    The major equity indices are undergoing a radical overhaul, reports Stephanie Schwartz

  • September

    ANALYSTS FACE AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE 01 September 2000

    Can asset managers apply new technology to make analysts more productive? By Shanta Acharya

  • THÉODORE’S VISION ON THE VERGE OF REALITY 01 September 2000

    A link-up with the LSE may have slipped through his fingers, but the head of the Paris bourse now has his eyes on bigger things. Rick Butler talks to Jean-François Théodore.

  • July

    NONLINEAR MATHS: HANDMAIDEN OF POST-MODERN FINANCE 01 July 2000

    Nonlinear mathematics, a discipline that arose in the first half of the 20th century, but which failed to achieve the profile it deserved in the financial world, is now capturing the imagination of modern portfolio theory adherents. There are two reasons for this. One is that most observers are coming to accept that traditional market models can’t describe how markets behave. The second is the growing accessibility of nonlinear applications as a result of vastly increased computing power. Desmond Macrae reports

  • US EXCHANGES DASH TO THE LINE 01 July 2000

    The two major U.S. stock markets are racing to form alliances abroad. Can a global exchange for the world’s largest equities be far behind? Rick Butler reports

  • RIDING THE INFORMATION WAVE 01 July 2000

    Shanta Acharya examines the impact of information and communication technology on fund managers, specifically in the fields of research and asset allocation. Managing the explosion of information efficiently is crucial, she reports

  • June

    CROSSING THE LIQUIDITY BARRIER 01 June 2000

    Europe’s exchanges may be consolidating at breakneck speed, but alternative trading systems are gaining favour with investors at an even faster pace. Will the proliferation of these new platforms hinder the efficiency of securities pricing? Rick Butler reports

  • May

    WINNING THE ZERO-SUM GAME 01 May 2000

    Quantitative management techniques are on the rise across the markets as index management grows in popularity. Shanta Acharya investigates

  • THE GREAT LEAP FORWARD? 01 May 2000

    With news of the French-led Euronext merger quickly giving way to a rumoured union of the London and Frankfurt stock exchanges, hopes are high for a pan-European bourse. Yet it is the steps being taken in the post-trade arena that are critical to building a truly unified, continental trading platform. Rick Butler reports