Matthew has worked as a financial journalist since 1995, first covering the accountancy industry in Hong Kong and moving on to cover structured finance and investment banking. He lived in Hong Kong for 14 years, moving back to London in 2007. He was editor of IFR Asia before taking over as editor of IFR in 2007. Since 2013 he has been the head of the IFR/Capital Markets Group at Thomson Reuters, overseeing IFR magazine, IFR Markets, LPC and Project Finance International.
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Christian Meissner is leaving Bank of America Merrill Lynch as head of corporate and investment banking and will be replaced by senior Asia banker Matthew Koder.
Boutique advisory firm Evercore Partners is set for a lucrative payday for its work for Takeda Pharmaceutical’s US$64bn takeover of rival Shire, but in the process it has raised a few eyebrows as it was a key adviser to Shire until two years ago.
The CDS market is up in arms over a controversial debt swap for US homebuilder Hovnanian Enterprises that has already led to a lawsuit against investment giant Blackstone for fraud.