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Friday, 22 February 2019

Alex Chambers' s stories

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  • The logo of the new Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is seen at the agency's headquarters in the Canary Wharf business district of London

    FIG: UK watchdog’s data request shocks banks

    Capital City | 22 June 2015

    The UK Financial Conduct Authority has stunned banks with a sweeping draft request for data on thousands of bond and equity deals going back over the past five years.

  • DB

    Jain's departure marks end of an era

    Top News | 12 June 2015

    Deutsche Bank’s corporate banking and securities operation has been plunged into uncertainty after the shock resignation of the bank’s co-chief executives just weeks after unveiling plans that put the struggling business at the heart of the firm’s strategy.

  • DB

    Jain's departure marks end of an era

    Capital City | 12 June 2015

    Deutsche Bank’s corporate banking and securities operation has been plunged into uncertainty after the shock resignation of the bank’s co-chief executives just weeks after unveiling plans that put the struggling business at the heart of the firm’s strategy.

  • 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.

  • European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters

    Credit carnage: ECB bond party over?

    Bonds | 20 March 2015

    European primary issuance suffered a dramatic repricing last week, leading to a series of botched deals as credit bulls were reined in by rates market volatility. Is the ECB party over?

  • Bond investors push back on EU transparency rules

    People & Markets | 13 March 2015

    Major bond investors say new EU rules on trading transparency due to come into effect in 2017 are a bad fit for fixed income – and risk making the market’s liquidity problems even worse.

  • The logo of the new Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is seen at the agency's headquarters in the Canary Wharf business district of London

    Jitters as FCA looks at allocations

    Top News | 27 February 2015

    The Financial Conduct Authority will reveal in March whether new issuance of debt and equity will come under its competition review, a prospect that has set bankers’ nerves on edge.

  • 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.

  • UBS extends algo trading platform

    Derivatives | 23 January 2015

    UBS plans to expand the range of products that utilise its algorithmic electronic trading platform to include European government bonds next month, with interest rate swaps and short-term interest rates products expected to follow later in the year.

  • The colour of money

    The colour of money

    All Special Reports | 12 December 2014

    They may not quite be all the rage just yet, but Green bonds are an increasingly popular funding option for borrowers keen to do, or at least be seen to do, the right thing. They’re great PR and (usually) good finance. But do they actually help to make the world more green?