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Old March 7th, 2012, 03:21 PM   #81
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BTW, here is a short but interesting (I think) podcast that touches on the difference in culture at Canadian vs US banks.

http://media.bloomberg.com/bb/avfile...7O7SgIHA8M.mp3

Start listening around 1/4 to 1/3 of the way through. You can always go back if you want to hear the whole thing. He is an American that works at RBC. I don't know how many people here are interested in this kind of thing but it is somewhat on topic.
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Old March 7th, 2012, 05:20 PM   #82
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Good podcast.
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Old March 7th, 2012, 05:23 PM   #83
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Food for thought ... securitization was originally meant to disseminate the risk, rather than keeping it on the balance sheet. In fact, risk was supposed to decrease if I securitize my mortgages and sell them out, but that also means every buyer shares the pain when their value tanks.

Hence, when subprime broke, suddenly a lot of people were in trouble because the risk was all over the economy.
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Old March 8th, 2012, 11:01 AM   #84
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Hence, when subprime broke, suddenly a lot of people were in trouble because the risk was all over the economy.
Everyone except the people 'in the know' like Goldman Sacs which was quietly short-selling subprime securities a long time in advance, while still marketing them (with a commission of course) to anyone who wanted to buy.
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Old March 9th, 2012, 05:10 AM   #85
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Latest Bloomberg 20 of iBanks



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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-0...wer-rates.html
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Old March 9th, 2012, 12:56 PM   #86
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This is one industry still dominated by US firms. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 16th, 17th, and 18th!
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 10:48 PM   #87
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London is still number 1


http://www.longfinance.net/Publications/GFCI%2011.pdf
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 10:51 PM   #88
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London is still number 1
GFCI covers a lot more than just banker count.
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 11:00 PM   #89
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Jersey doing well toooooooo

Still number one offshore!



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Old March 24th, 2012, 02:09 AM   #90
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GFCI covers a lot more than just banker count.
Seems like he's intent on posting financial services rankings any way.
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Old March 24th, 2012, 06:54 AM   #91
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London is still number 1
I have full confidence that it always will be number one on any study coming out of London for at least the next century. For ever and ever!
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Old March 25th, 2012, 05:37 AM   #92
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I have full confidence that it always will be number one on any study coming out of London for at least the next century. For ever and ever!

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Old March 25th, 2012, 09:05 AM   #93
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I've a tear in my eye over that one.....
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Old May 3rd, 2012, 03:32 AM   #94
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Canadians Dominate World’s 10 Strongest Banks
By Doug Alexander and Sean B. Pasternak - May 2, 2012 5:00 PM ET
Bloomberg Markets Magazine


Banks from Citigroup Inc. (C) in the U.S. to BNP Paribas SA (BNP) in France are racing to shed assets and raise money ahead of new global capital rules that start taking effect in 2015. For Canadian lenders, these moves have created the opportunity to go on a shopping spree.

Canada’s six largest banks have spent $37.8 billion since 2008 on about 100 acquisitions at home and abroad, Bloomberg Markets magazine reports in its June issue.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-0...est-banks.html



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Old May 3rd, 2012, 10:08 AM   #95
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Again, let's please remember not to quote entire articles; just snippets. Thanks.
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 07:18 AM   #96
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Didn't know where else to put this post so I'm throwing it in here. Aon Hewitt released it's lowest risk cities in the world to employ, redeploy and recruit workers. NYC was first, Toronto, second, yadda, yadda, yadda. So another day, another ranking, but here's what struck me the most as the oddest part of the study...

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Toronto and Montreal are among the five lowest risk cities primarily due to Canada’s strict enforcement of equal opportunity laws, clear government-mandated health and retirement benefits, low levels of corruption, and the high quality and broad availability of training facilities. While Toronto has low employment and redeployment risk, the city’s recruitment risks are higher than the other top five cities because of its relatively small working age population and lower immigration rates.
Low immigration rates??? Am I missing something?

Here's the link to full article: http://www.dailymarkets.com/stock/20...to-aon-hewitt/
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 11:59 AM   #97
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That is weird.
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 06:02 PM   #98
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haha low immigration rates!
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 06:48 PM   #99
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That is absolutely bizarre. Makes you wonder how deep they studied.
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 08:56 PM   #100
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Maybe they ran a parallel study with Toronto Ohio and comingled some data
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