Company Reports

GS 2Q20: 1MDB is One Big Black Eye; Sell Capital & Reg-Risk Stacks

Goldman Sachs (GS) used to be at the top of Mt. Olympus as a god amongst mere mortal broker-dealers/investment bankers. Now it is pin-balling off the regulatory bumpers as it tries to flipper its way to more sustainable performance. We do not see it. Sell capital and regulatory-risk stacks. 

Industry Reports

Multi-Asset Strategies: Global Hospitality Industry: The Great Reopening & 7 Key Challenges

Peter Plaut is our Viola Risk Advisors collaborator covering Global Multi-Asset Strategies across investment grade corporate bonds, high yield & distressed bonds, real estate development projects, litigation finance, toll roads and other illiquid private placements. His debut article discusses the hoped for recovery in the global hospitality industry.

Topic/Theme Reports

Country Risk Chat: Japan Under Pressure; Canít Eat Sushi!

Japan stuck in economic funk for the better part of 25 years, now has to contend with the deleterious effects of COVID-19 for compounding its duel burden of poor demographics and high debt loads.