Guy Hands’ View

Archive for April, 2013

Private Equity’s Ability to Build Successful Businesses Can Contribute to UK Economic Recovery

The Sunday Times recently published its Profit Track 100, a league table ranking the 100 British firms with the fastest-growing profits in the last three years. The list reveals a few interesting facts about these fast-growing firms: they are typically medium-sized, managed by founders or family directors and have between 100 and 1,000 employees. The most notable figure for me, though, is that approximately 25% of the companies ranked have private equity backing.

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Lessons Learned: Pragmatism vs. Ideology in Financial Regulation

The global financial system has been transformed over the last couple of decades. Beginning in the 1980s, a wave of deregulatory reforms reshaped the markets along the lines of laissez-faire philosophy. This liberal approach to regulation paved the way for the unforeseen interdependence of financial institutions and resulted in global banking consolidation.

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