HSBC may spin off its buyout business, creating further uncertainty in the private equity sector

July 2010
MarketWatch: Financial Services;Jul2010, Vol. 9 Issue 7, p23
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The article offers an analysis on the spin off of buyout business of HSBC Holdings PLC that retreat from the private equity arena on restrictive regulatory proposals in the U.S. and in the European Union. The author presents the withdraw of international banks including the spin off of Barclays PLC and the sell of a European private equity portfolio by Royal Bank of Scotland. He comments on the new proposal that restricts bank's ownership may damage the pension funds returns.


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