Posts tagged: LSE

Refinitiv says global dealmaking hits all-time record, again

Tuesday, 4 May 2021, 12:15 pm


An email arrives from LSE-owned data provider Refinitiv. Apparently, dealmaking around the world has hit an all-time record. Now, I'm sure I have heard that one before over the last fifteen years. Anyway, below is the press release in case you are interested:

Global M&A breaks all-time April and YTD records



Tags: LSE, Refinitiv

Former LSE CEO set to be named as CQS boss...- Part 3

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 9:27 pm

How odd: fomer LSE boss Xavier Rolet is stepping down as chief executive of Sir Michael Hintze's hedge fund CQS after just one year.

Now, readers might recall that Betaville was the first to unveil the timing of Xavier Rolet's appointment as the boss of Sir Michael Hintze's hedge fund CQS in late 2018 after learning about the story down the pub. See the link below:..


Why is Moelis & Co the sole adviser to the Hong Kong exchange on its £32 billion bid for the LSE? - Part 5

Wednesday, 9 October 2019, 6:21 pm

Alistair Osborne's analysis of Hong Kong's failed attempt to buy the London Stock Exchange in The Times is probably the best of lot from today's coverage in the national newspapers. Betaville particuarly enjoyed the pay off from Alistair, a former colleague and wind up merchant.

"Mr Li’s stock exchange adventure was almost as surreal as his book."..


Former LSE CEO set to be named as CQS boss...

Friday, 21 December 2018, 12:11 am

It never ceases to amaze little old Betaville how one stumbles across jackanories about bigwigs in the City.

The latest whisper is that CQS, the $17 billion hedge fund run by Tory donor Sir Michael Hintze, is today expected to make a major "corporate announcement".

One can only presume that it's connected to the past reports that Xavier Rolet, former boss of the London Stock Exchange, has been approached about running the mega fund...


Tags: CQS, LSE

Sir Christopher Hohn sells down LSE stake after reportedly predicting £15 billion takeover bid for the exchange

Monday, 24 September 2018, 5:27 pm

Betaville notes that Sir Christopher Hohn's The Children's Investment Fund has just slotted the majority of its 5pc stake in the London Stock Exchange.

So, unless the abrasive hedge fund manager isn't interested in making money for his investors, Sir Chris can't really still believe the LSE is still a takeover target?..


Argo Blockchain poised to start trading - sources - Part 3

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 12:18 pm

It's not exactly been a great start for Argo Blockchain, the cryptocurrency mining group, as a listed company on London's main bourse.

Shares in London's first ever listed cryptocurrency-related "business" are down about 43pc since it floated and currently trading around 9p after hitting the market at 16p.

Investors are wondering whether those people/institutions that were issued stock at 8p and lower ahead of the IPO are likely to hold if the stock continues to slump...?..