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Friday, 20 October 2017

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  • Brave new world

    Americas Financing Package: Verizon

    All Special Reports | 13 December 2013

    Every once in a while, a deal comes along that simply breaks the mould – and redraws the map of what can be done in the global capital markets. The bond and loan package to fund Verizon’s US$130bn acquisition of Vodafone’s stake in Verizon Wireless was a deal like that. For changing the landscape of the possible, it is IFR’s Americas Financing Package of the Year.

  • Event Verizon

    Event Verizon

    All Special Reports | 13 December 2013

    Anatomy of a giant: Verizon’s US$49bn bond. This is a behind-the-scenes look at the trials and tribulations of creating the biggest bond deal ever. It was a transaction many years in the making, but when it came together, it did so very quickly indeed.

  • Hoveyda to join UBS in coverage role

    People & Markets | 04 October 2013

    Amir Hoveyda is joining UBS as vice chairman in corporate client solutions for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, in a move that will beef up the bank’s coverage expertise in the financial institutions group sector.

  • 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.

  • Capital required % of asset value by type under risk-based and leverage requirements

    Leverage rule adds new threat to liquidity

    Top News | 02 August 2013

    The sudden decision by regulators to focus on bank leverage ratios will hobble the industry’s core trading businesses, dramatically slash the liquidity available in the capital markets, and bring about the most sweeping changes to investment banking seen in a generation.

  • P&M RBC

    RBC shuts European government bond business

    People & Markets | 26 July 2013

    Royal Bank of Canada has shut down its European government bond trading business, reversing an expansion into the sector which started three years ago.

  • P&M RBC

    Royal Bank of Canada shuts European government bond business

    Capital City | 24 July 2013

    Royal Bank of Canada shut down its European government bond trading business on Wednesday, reversing an expansion into the sector which started three years ago.

  • Mizuho names Wheatcroft European debt market head

    People & Markets | 12 July 2013

    Mizuho announced the appointment of Mark Wheatcroft as head of European primary debt markets and a member of the executive committee last week.

  • The Federal Reserve Building in Washington

    End of cheap debt era could slow H2 supply

    Capital City | 28 June 2013

    The prospect of the Fed reducing monetary stimulus has rung in an era of higher financing costs, and with many borrowers having taken full advantage of record low yields in the first part of the year, bankers are predicting more subdued supply from here.

  • Ivor Dunbar

    Ivor Dunbar to leave Deutsche Bank

    People & Markets | 19 April 2013

    Ivor Dunbar, a former head of global capital markets at Deutsche Bank, is to leave the lender at the end of the month after more than 16 years of service, during which he helped to change the business’s reputation from bit-part player to top-tier underwriter.