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Solly Tops Equity Lead Table

Subtract the Travelers spinoff, however, and Solly comes in fifth. Elsewhere: dividends paying dividends.

January 5, 2003

Last year wasn't exactly a banner year for underwriting corporate securities. The stock market record a third-straight losing year, initial public offerings were far and few in-between, and debt ratings plummeted. Read more...

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  • 2002: Debt Valley Days

    Record number of credit downgrades last year; blame it on utilities, telcos, and tech. Plus: Patriot Act testing the loyalty of lenders, and energy traders getting cold shoulder from banks. December 29, 2002

  • Citi To Take $1.5 Billion Charge

    Bank sets aside reserve to cover possible lawsuits stemming from Spitzer probe. Plus: the argument for reverse splits, and why some companies are gambling on buybacks. December 23, 2002

  • Ford's Latest Utility Vehicle

    Automaker sells $3 billion in loans to investment bank. Plus: Wall Street's latest gadget? The Pitt vacuum. Also: Seagate IPO ready, and the folks behind the recesssion. December 9, 2002

  • Introducing: the Boardroom Scoreboard

    Companies offer governance ratings -- for a price. Plus: banks fleeing the commodities sector, and Converse to go public. December 1, 2002

  • Securities Suits? Don't Settle

    Why one company is choosing to fight shareholder suits. Also: lawyers not happy with policing role, and more money going into junk funds. October 28, 2002

  • GE Plays Banker

    Company provides funding to complete purchase of one of its own units. Plus: adventure capital, and the mad rush to expense stock options. September 30, 2002

  • Spin-Offs Staging Comeback

    Can't sell that ill-fitting subsidiary or launch an IPO? The old tax-free spin-off may still be a good bet. September 1, 2002

  • Exchange Shopping

    European stock exchanges may be aggressively marketing to foreign corporates. But U.S. companies need a good business reason to list overseas. September 1, 2002

  • Investors Getting Cranky

    Shareholders harder to convince, easier to set off. August 26, 2002

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