- A + A (Aug 18): The UK government is holding talks with senior finance executives to find ways to stimulate demand for listings, the latest initiative that aims to boost the City of London after Brexit. Nadhim Zahawi, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Treasury officials are holding a series of informal discussions with senior bankers and other executives in the City to find new ways to stimulate investor demand in a bid to help attract more listings to London, boosting its competitiveness with New York, people familiar with the discussions said. Ideas that are under consideration include setting up a dedicated fund that would invest in equity offerings and incentivising institutional as well as retail investors to participate in share sales, people familiar with the matter said, asking not to be identified discussing private matters. Risk-averse fund managers are seen as a particular hurdle to a thriving equity capital market in London, one of the people said. … [Read more...] about Treasury taps City of London again in latest push to buoy IPOs
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin For not being in a Marvel Cinematic Universe project yet, Alison Brie has a complicated relationship with Marvel Studios, and it’s certainly not her fault. Both fans of hers and of the MCU have expressed a strong desire for her to join in on the superhero fun. First, a rumor began floating around Twitter in early 2020 that Marvel Studios was looking for an “Alison Brie-type” to play She-Hulk in the Disney+ series of the same name, now premiering Thursday. Brie had fun with the rumors on The Late Late Show and the role eventually went to Tatiana Maslany. MORE FROM FORBES How Alison Brie Struck Perfect Balance Of Heart And Comedy In 'Spin Me Round' By Scott King On Monday, while promoting her film Spin Me Round , which screened at the Cinequest Film Festival, Alison told me she hasn’t had any discussions with Marvel Studios since the She-Hulk rumors began floating around. “No, no more … [Read more...] about Will We See Alison Brie In The MCU?
Travis Hunter was likely the most talked about recruit in the 2022 class, if not before signing day, certainly after he opted to play at Jackson State. The two-way player from Suwanee, Georgia, became the first five-star recruit to sign with an FCS school since the ratings system was developed, and the first to sign with a program in the Historically Black College and University ranks. Before he has played an official game, he’s already turning heads. Hunter caught two touchdown passes, including an 80-yarder, and had two interceptions during the Tigers’ spring game, suggesting he’s ready to live up to the hype. While Hunter aims to follow in the footsteps of Jackson State coach Deion Sanders, a pretty good two-way player in his day, he’s far from the only blue-chip talent that will draw a lot of attention trying to live up to expectations. Here are just some of the freshmen facing high expectations to watch in 2022: TRAVIS HUNTER, WR/CB, Jackson State Generally … [Read more...] about Six college football freshmen with high expectations to watch in 2022