Tuesday, 23 July 2019

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  • World Bank further tests SOFR demand

    World Bank further tests SOFR demand

    Ticker | 14 August 2018

    World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development - IBRD), has secured a substantial, if highly concentrated, order book for its novel two-year floating-rate note, according to market sources.

  • BoE

    Will investors learn to love Sonia?

    Top News | 12 October 2018

    The sale of £3bn of Sonia-linked sterling paper since the summer suggests a rapid move to a post-Libor fixed-income market, but these instruments’ poor secondary liquidity highlights the chasm between the regulatory-inspired zeal to move towards new benchmarks and the lack of the necessary market infrastructure.

  • Whistleblower banker Smyth leaves UBS, drops case

    People & Markets | 11 January 2019

    Debt capital markets banker Ben Smyth, who instigated a court case against his employer UBS last year, has left the bank, according to two sources, and the case is now settled.

  • A trading floor

    Which bond trading platforms are lost causes?

    People & Markets | 13 February 2015

    Around 30 e-trading platforms are currently competing to address the liquidity crisis in corporate bond trading, but market players say most will fall by the wayside in the months ahead.

  • An employee is seen walking over a mosaic of pound sterling symbols

    What did Barclays get for its £322m from Qatar?

    Top News | 23 June 2017

    In April 2012 Barclays announced one of its private equity units was partnering with the Qatar Asset Management Co to co-invest in natural resource assets.

  • A sign is seen on an ICAP office in the City of London

    Voice broking takes another blow

    People & Markets | 27 June 2014

    ICAP has decided to cut 100 voice brokers in its global broking business, suggesting the testosterone-driven traditional market model of providing interdealer liquidity could be under threat.

  • Verizon

    Verizon to roadshow jumbo bond issue next week

    Capital City | 03 September 2013

    Verizon Communications could steal the record from Apple for the biggest bond issue ever to hit the global markets in coming weeks, as it begins the process of raising US$50bn of bonds to pay for part of the US$130bn price take on the 45% stake in Verizon Wireless that it is buying from Vodafone.

  • Societe Generale logo

    Update-Palmieri to head SG financing and advisory unit

    Ticker | 10 April 2019

    Pierre Palmieri is to run a new combined global finance and coverage and investment banking unit being set up by Societe Generale as part of a restructuring announced by the French bank, a person familiar with the matter said.

  • The Standard Chartered headquarters in London

    UPDATE: Standard Chartered plans Additional Tier 1 bond

    Capital City | 24 March 2015

    (IFR/Reuters) - Standard Chartered is preparing to launch its inaugural Additional Tier 1 bond as it kicks off investor meetings on Tuesday.

  • Richards

    UPDATE: P&M - Debt veteran Paul Richards retires from BofA Merrill

    Capital City | 07 March 2014

    Paul Richards has retired from Bank of America Merrill Lynch after a 28-year career at the firm during which he held a number of senior debt positions, the bank said.

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