Deena Zaidi

Deena Zaidi is a contributor to various financial websites and academic journals and is based in Seattle. She holds a degree in MBA-Finance from ICFAI Business School and MSc. in International Banking & Finance from University of Durham.

Her areas of interest cover the banking industry (with special focus on reforms and trends) and repercussions of the 2008 financial crisis across various economies including the Eurozone and emerging markets. 

Recent Articles By The Author

New Scrutiny of M&A Activity Likely to Cost Investment Bankers

New Scrutiny of M&A Activity Likely to Cost Investment Bankers

Investment bankers have traditionally earned huge fees for their roles in M&A deals, but those deals may occur less frequently in the current climate.

3 Big Merger Deals That Regulators Challenged and What It Means

3 Big Merger Deals That Regulators Challenged and What It Means

In recent years, the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice have placed obstacles in front of some of the world's largest, proposed mergers.

4 Factors Affecting the Stock Market in a Presidential Election Year

4 Factors Affecting the Stock Market in a Presidential Election Year

Proposed economic reforms and implemented policies can move stocks.

How Clinton and Sanders Disagree on Addressing 'Too Big to Fail’

How Clinton and Sanders Disagree on Addressing 'Too Big to Fail’

Both Democratic presidential candidates want to rein in big banks, but their ideas differ markedly.

Sanders Under Scrutiny for Interview, but His Remarks Tap Into Deep Concern

Sanders Under Scrutiny for Interview, but His Remarks Tap Into Deep Concern

The Democratic Presidential candidate has echoed the call of Pope Francis for a more 'moral economy.'

Here's What Big Banks Need to Understand About Millennials

Here's What Big Banks Need to Understand About Millennials

Millennials are an important demographic. They're tech-savvy, not terribly loyal to their banks and like simple, easy-to-understand services.

3 Reforms Proposed by Donald Trump That Could Hinder the Economy

3 Reforms Proposed by Donald Trump That Could Hinder the Economy

The GOP presidential candidate's ideas on immigrants and jobs data, foreign workers and Silicon Valley, and tax reforms and the associated costs could do damage if they are enacted.

Curbing the Influence of Big Banks: 3 Reforms proposed by Sanders

Curbing the Influence of Big Banks: 3 Reforms proposed by Sanders

Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders wants to curb the influence of some of the biggest U.S. banks. Here are three reforms that he has proposed.

5 Potential Consequences of a 'Brexit' -- UK Exit From the European Union

5 Potential Consequences of a 'Brexit' -- UK Exit From the European Union

A 'Brexit' could hamper trade and employment and lead to more volatile equity markets.

'Brexit' Would Profoundly Affect Europe and the Rest of the World

'Brexit' Would Profoundly Affect Europe and the Rest of the World

The possibility of Britain exiting the European Union (Brexit) has raised concerns both for the United Kingdom and what it would mean for Europe and the rest of the world.