In announcing General Electric’s split into three companies, GE Chairman and CEO H. Lawrence Culp Jr. stated, “By creating three industry-leading, global public companies, each can benefit from greater focus, tailored capital allocation, and strategic flexibility to drive long-term growth and value for customers, investors, and employees. We are putting…

China : Xi JinPing at the Crossroads of Prosperity and Ideology

The Evergrande crisis — a private Chinese real estate company unable to face the service of its $305 billion debt — represents a milestone in the internal ideological fight of the Chinese State Council.

A paper tiger: the exploding…

The ministers of foreign affairs and other officials from the P5+1 countries, the European Union and Iran while announcing the framework of a comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear program — in Switzerland on 2 April 2015.

It is one of the most significant failures of U.S. foreign policy. The U.S. is ignoring the complexity of the Middle East situation and knowingly supporting Sunnites against Shiites. It is a crime against a people that is not responsible for the behavior of its leaders.

It is one of…

It is Time to Tell the Truth

For years, bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have accumulated $2 trillion in market cap on a “token” that has absolutely no intrinsic substance. It tells us something about our society that these digital objects (I am not sure we can even call them assets) have been “threatening” the established currencies through…

Source: Euractiv

The US-EU relationship has been damaged during the Donald Trump administration. The Transatlantic alliance can only be rebuilt if it is redefined. Trust has been broken on several US commitments and Europe will no longer accept being treated as obsolete.

The Geopolitical Scene

Whether intentional or not, the geopolitical scene is different since…

“Can the peoples of Europe rise to the heights of the soul and of the instinct and spirit of man”?

Winston Churchill, September 19, 1946. University of Zurich

Politicians Must Exit the Scene

They have done enough damage and created division. The first three months of the application of the Brexit Trade Agreement have been a repetition of the conflictual narrative of the past four years, where politicians have taken…

The NYSE in NYC. Source: Bloomberg

This has been a pressing topic in the past weeks when the U.S. government took several actions to intensify its grip over U.S.-listed Chinese companies. Yesterday I discussed this topic as a panelist, together with Harvey L. Pitt, former SEC Chairman; Edward Greene, Partner at Cleary Gottlieb; Lorna Xin Chen

Georges Ugeux

CEO at Galileo Global Advisors and Adjunct professor Columbia Law School.

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