Are Derivatives Better in Britain?

Freed, Dan
February 2007
Investment Dealers' Digest;2/26/2007, Vol. 73 Issue 8, p9
Trade Publication
The article reports on the attention received by McKinsey & Co. reports concerning the market for initial public offerings in Great Britain. It states that the U.S. is seeing fewer of initial public offerings because Sarbanes-Oxley legislation has made it prohibitively expensive to be a public company. Another one of McKinsey's conclusions investigation states that London beats the New York when it comes to derivatives.


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