Private Equity Regulation: a lesson from Italy

Private equity (PE) in Europe smashed all records in 2006 following a rising trend where the highest number of European buyouts since 1999 has been reached. The number of transactions has declined slightly, from 1,115 in 2004, to 1,100 in 2006, but the total value of these transactions has increased by 40% in the last […]

Are Italians so prone to corruptions?

When the Italian ministry of justice resigned, three weeks ago, amid a corruption charge, nobody was shocked either in Italy or in the rest of the world. This was only one of the hundreds of corruption’s investigations that Italian authorities have promoted towards politicians, bankers and corporations. Are Italians so prone to corruption? Data shows […]

Trust and financial markets

In a recent speech the Governor of the Bank of Canada, David Dodge, has discussed how to promote the efficient operation of Canada’s financial market. Instead of approaching the topic in a detailed and technical way he has discussed the relevance of two qualities that are essential to the efficient operation of financial markets: trust […]

Private Equity Regulation: a lesson from Italy

Private equity (PE) in Europe smashed all records in 2006 following a rising trend where the highest number of European buyouts since 1999 has been reached. The number of transactions has declined slightly, from 1,115 in 2004, to 1,100 in 2006, but the total value of these transactions has increased by 40% in the last […]