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Interview With Thompson Reuters, Bryane Michael Jan 2012

Interview With Thompson Reuters, Bryane Michael

Bryane Michael (bryane.michael@stcatz.ox.ac.uk)

Interview with Informer Magazine


Hong Kong Sponsors Should Have Little To Fear From Proposed Sfc Rules, Bryane Michael Jan 2012

Hong Kong Sponsors Should Have Little To Fear From Proposed Sfc Rules, Bryane Michael

Bryane Michael (bryane.michael@stcatz.ox.ac.uk)

New rules threaten to increase the legal liability of IPO sponsors in Hong Kong. What effect will the new rules have the IPO market in Hong Kong --- and the sponsors who prepare the new issue? We argue that the new rules -- rather than hindering the IPO market -- promise to deepen it. We review (for the lay-person) the relevant law, previoius econometric studies in the area, and provide conclusions.


The Middle Eastern Wealth Management Industry: Boon Or Bust?, Bryane Michael Jan 2012

The Middle Eastern Wealth Management Industry: Boon Or Bust?, Bryane Michael

Bryane Michael (bryane.michael@stcatz.ox.ac.uk)

The wealth management industry in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) represents a roughly $800 billion opportunity. Yet, tapping this opportunity will require new strategies by the wirehouses looking to penetrate into this market. In this paper, we argue that Middle-Eastern policymakers and bankers will need to develop an indigenous wealth management industry which keeps the super-wealthy’s investments at home. Developing a local national wealth management industry requires letting in foreign competition, changing banking and securities laws, and growing local companies whose share are worth buying. We show why Turkey has succeeded in growing a nationally and internationally ...


Compliance Audit Of Anti-Corruption Regulations: A Case Study From Carpatistan Customs, Bryane Michael Dec 2011

Compliance Audit Of Anti-Corruption Regulations: A Case Study From Carpatistan Customs, Bryane Michael

Bryane Michael (bryane.michael@stcatz.ox.ac.uk)

The principles and findings from internal government audits (aimed at generating recommendations to improve compliance with anti-corruption regulations) can greatly contribute to the wider anti-corruption literature. Internal audit techniques can overcome the weaknesses of the four predominant approaches to evaluating anti-corruption regulatory performance – the systems design approach, the ad-hoc controls studies approach, the descriptive legal analysis approach and the prescriptive manuals and handbooks approach. This paper discusses a compliance audit of anti-corruption regulations in an anti-corruption audit conducted in 2009. The audit findings and recommendations illustrate the ways that models and previous research in the social sciences can be used ...


Whither Turkish Capitalism?, Bryane Michael Dec 2011

Whither Turkish Capitalism?, Bryane Michael

Bryane Michael (bryane.michael@stcatz.ox.ac.uk)

Turkish families will likely cede their controlling interests in Turkey’s dominant holding companies in the upcoming decades as Wall Street clamours for a greater share of developing world profits and families enjoy the fruits of their oligopolistic labours.