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Letter to the European Commission re LSEG-DB1 Merger

Monday, July 24, 2017

2 November 2016

The Team of Margrethe Vestager

European Commission

(Unpublished, by them...) Letter to the Financial Times

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

(Sent via email to the FT on 25 April 2013)

Sir, The mini-crash...

The LSE’s retail bond deal: why shareholders should sharpen their pencils, and then their knives

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Last month the LSE issued a £300 million retail bond paying 4.75% interest for 9 years. The borrowing would, they said, “increase facility headroom”...

LSE and LCH.Clearnet: yet another delay

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

31 October... TBC... 7 December.... Now, 14 December. The decision timeline keeps getting pushed back. The next steps in the LSE’s bid to control LCH.Clearnet...

The LSE and me: a Cautionary Tale for Sacked Staff Considering the Employment Tribunal

Thursday, November 29, 2012

When they finally sealed the deal to control Turquoise, the LSE’s HR department sent a letter to terminate my contract as Turquoise CEO. That came as...

Obama's Wall Street Problem

Friday, November 2, 2012

Even if they love him, 99% of voters have to admit that Obama deserves to lose.

Simply put,...

Do these analysts need analysis? This way to the couch...

Sunday, September 30, 2012

The headline might have read, “Lex issues strong BUY recommendation on shares in the London Stock Exchange.” Did the Investor Relations Department, hoping...

Submission to the Office of Fair Trading

Sunday, July 15, 2012

The following letter has been submitted to the OFT in response to their invitation to comment on matters in the public interest vis-a-vis the takeover...

Dear Mr Zuckerberg

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Initial Public Offering? You run what may already be the most public company ever. With nearly a billion users, Facebook connects the world, people rich...