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Thursday, 20 September 2018

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  • Eyes turn to Rallye lenders after Casino shares plummet

    Bonds | 07 September 2018

    Rallye’s ability to access credit lines ahead of looming debt maturities came sharply into focus after further share price falls in Casino, in which it holds the largest stake and would act as collateral.

  • Legislation

    Clifden's Fairhold raid fails in High Court

    Top News | 17 August 2018

    Activist investor Clifden’s attempt to raid Fairhold Securitisation suffered a comprehensive defeat in the High Court after its purported appointment of administrators was declared void and injunctions granted to prevent it or its director, Rizwan Hussain, from taking any further similar action without a court order and 72 hours’ notice.

  • KfW branch

    KFW sates central bank liquidity with €1bn two-year tap

    Ticker | 14 August 2018

    KFW’s addition to its 0.125% June 2020 euro note was a straightforward affair.

  • 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.

  • Newly appointed Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte leads his first cabinet meeting at Chigi palace, June 1 2018

    BTPs see-saw as Italy revives eurozone fears

    Top News | 01 June 2018

    The prospect of fresh Italian elections reawakened existential fears over the eurozone’s future last week and sent global markets reeling.

  • JP Morgan promotes Hillery, Baygual in EMEA rejig

    People & Markets | 25 May 2018

    JP Morgan has promoted bankers Conor Hillery and Guillermo Baygual to give them wider responsibility for corporate companies and financial firms across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

  • JP Morgan

    MOVES-JP Morgan promotes Hillery, Baygual in EMEA rejig

    Ticker | 22 May 2018

    JP Morgan has promoted bankers Conor Hillery and Guillermo Baygual, giving them wider responsibility for corporate companies and financial firms across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

  • Lloyds' head of markets Garvey steps down

    People & Markets | 04 May 2018

    James Garvey, head of markets for commercial banking at Lloyds Banking Group, will retire from the bank on July 2 after nine years at the UK lender.

  • Lloyds Banking Group head office

    MOVES-Garvey retires from Lloyds

    Ticker | 01 May 2018

    James Garvey, head of markets for commercial banking at Lloyds Banking Group, will retire from the bank on July 2 after nine years at the UK lender.

  • Norway

    Norway planning inaugural syndicated krone bond

    Ticker | 13 March 2018

    The Kingdom of Norway, rated Aaa/AAA/AAA by Moody’s/S&P/Fitch (all stable), has mandated Danske Bank, DNB Markets, Nordea and SEB to arrange a series of fixed income investor meetings in Europe, Asia and the US commencing on Tuesday, April 3.

  • Bank of Montreal logo

    MOVES-Bamford joins BMO as head of syndicate

    Ticker | 06 March 2018

    Mark Bamford has joined Bank of Montreal as head of syndicate in the firm’s capital markets business, based in New York.

  • MOVES-Zirps leaves RBS capital markets

    Ticker | 25 January 2018

    Richard Zirps, who was head of FIG capital markets for Germany, Austria and Switzerland at NatWest Markets, is leaving the bank, according to market participants.

  • Barclays cuts IB jobs, revamps treasury

    People & Markets | 19 January 2018

    Barclays is cutting about 100 jobs in its investment bank and has merged responsibility for running treasury with its investor relations as it makes another attempt to streamline operations and improve returns, people familiar with the matter said.

  • Barclays bank logo

    Barclays plans significant cuts to its investment bank

    Top News | 05 January 2018

    Barclays is planning to make wide and deep cuts to staffing in its investment banking division in the coming weeks, according to several sources.

  • Agarwal takes debt chairman role at Credit Suisse

    People & Markets | 05 January 2018

    Credit Suisse has made Sandeep Agarwal chairman of debt capital markets solutions for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as part of a series of changes made by the new co-heads of its investment banking capital markets business in the region.

  • EMEA Structured Finance House: Bank of America Merrill Lynch

    EMEA Structured Finance House: Bank of America Merrill Lynch

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2017

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch moved to the top of the European securitisation market in 2017 by selling the broadest array of structured finance deals, while pioneering innovative structures. It is IFR’s EMEA Structured Finance House of the Year.

  • EMEA Structured Finance Issue: Premium Credit's £300m Series 2017-1

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2017

    Premium Credit was a refreshing newcomer to the European securitised credit market, offering investors a granular, quality consumer risk portfolio – best of all it was truly a new asset class.

  • Graduation ceremony

    UK revives student loan sale as fiscal hole deepens

    Top News | 03 November 2017

    The UK government will press ahead with the sale of a £3.7bn pool of student loans by the end of the year despite an ongoing review of university funding that could saddle it with a hefty compensation bill for investors that buy into the deal.

  • UK government resumes student loan book sale process

    Ticker | 31 October 2017

    The UK government has resumed the sale of a £3.7bn pile of student loans that it began in February before placing the deal on hold when a general election was called in April.

  • Libor phase out issues for structured finance:S&P

    Ticker | 20 October 2017

    With LIBOR and related IBOR benchmark references slated to be phased out after 2021, S&P Global Ratings performed an initial review of structured finance IBOR exposures.

  • UK and EU flags

    Sovereign trading drifts to the continent

    Top News | 04 August 2017

    Credit Agricole is moving its government bond desk to Paris in September, leaving BNP Paribas the only major continental bank to retain London as a sole sovereign bond trading hub and prompting fears that political pressure is being applied on banks to pull business out of the city.

  • Mortgage

    New EU rule imperils securitisation market

    Top News | 21 July 2017

    A new European Union rule apparently designed to stop self-certified loans from being securitised - but with much wider implications - caused mayhem in the structured finance market last week. Spreads widened as the refinancing of certain RMBS paper was put in doubt, while potential new RMBS and NPL deals were shelved or put at risk.

  • Greece

    Greece chooses banks for bond return - sources

    Ticker | 19 July 2017

    Greece has hired six banks to arrange its comeback sovereign bond deal, according to sources, as it seeks to break a three-year impasse that has shut it out of the international debt markets.

  • Mortgage

    EU moves to stop securitised self-certified mortgage loans

    Ticker | 18 July 2017

    The European Union has made a late move to stop self-certified mortgage loans from being securitised.

  • novo banco espirito santo bes

    Clock ticking for Novo Banco LME ahead of August deadline

    Ticker | 26 June 2017

    Time is running out for the liability management exercise on which the sale of Portugal’s Novo Banco hinges, potentially derailing the process ahead of an August deadline.

  • 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.

  • Reckitt stays west for M&A bond

    Bonds | 23 June 2017

    UK consumer goods group Reckitt Benckiser stole the limelight in the US bond market last week - and disappointed hopeful European investors - printing a US$7.75bn four-part bond issue to finance its US$17.9bn purchase of US baby-food maker Mead Johnson.

  • A protestor wears a Theresa May mask

    Market shrugs at latest UK election shock

    Top News | 09 June 2017

    A hung UK parliament - one of the most unexpected UK election results in living memory - failed to roil financial markets in anything like the fashion experienced in the aftermath of the Brexit result a year ago.

  • BNP Paribas hires pair from Goldman

    People & Markets | 26 May 2017

    BNP Paribas has boosted its credit trading team with two hires from Goldman Sachs, according to a market source.

  • Barclays picks top team for capital markets

    People & Markets | 19 May 2017

    Barclays has appointed Jill Schwartz as global head of leveraged finance as part of a series of changes in its capital markets business.

  • BAML debt market veteran Tempelman retires

    People & Markets | 19 May 2017

    Marc Tempelman, vice-chairman of capital markets at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, is retiring from the bank, according to a market source.

  • Marc Tempelman

    MOVES-BAML debt market veteran Tempelman retires

    Ticker | 15 May 2017

    Marc Tempelman, vice-chairman of capital markets at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, is retiring from the bank, according to a market source.

  • Channel Tunnel

    Light at the end for Eurotunnel

    Top News | 12 May 2017

    Eurotunnel looks set to slash the cost of its whole business securitisation when it refinances an entire tranche, possibly this week, despite being forced to pay around €500m to unwind associated interest rate swaps.

  • MOVES-Deutsche Bank names Diamond to head SSA in EMEA

    Ticker | 10 May 2017

    Deutsche Bank has appointed Peter Diamond as the new head of its integrated supranationals, sovereigns and agencies (SSA) business, according to an internal memo seen by IFR.

  • UK deal pushed back until after election 

    Structured Finance | 05 May 2017

    The securitisation of £4.09bn of UK student loans has been pushed back beyond June 8, with the government taking the decision to delay bringing a large and new asset class to market during a general election.

  • MOVES-Senior debt bankers to leave BAML

    Ticker | 27 March 2017

    Three senior debt capital markets bankers at Bank of America Merrill Lynch are expected to leave the US bank in the coming weeks, according to multiple sources.

  • Prytania splits to seize advisory opportunities

    People & Markets | 10 March 2017

    Structured credit specialist Prytania is splitting its two main business lines – solutions and investment management – to maximise growing opportunities in advising clients on valuations of complex securities.

  • MOVES-Prytania splits to seize advisory opportunities

    Ticker | 08 March 2017

    Structured credit specialist Prytania is formally splitting its two main business lines – solutions and investment management – to maximise growing opportunities in advising clients on valuations of complex securities.

  • Algomi and Euronext take corporate bond platform global

    People & Markets | 03 March 2017

    Euronext and Algomi are expanding their European corporate bond platform to create a global network as they attempt to improve liquidity in a market still dominated by voice trading.

  • FICC Markets Standards Board logo

    FICC standards group sets sights on 70 'grey areas'

    Top News | 24 February 2017

    The standards board for fixed income markets sees dozens of grey areas that could open the door to conflicts of interest, and is aiming to clarify and codify the rules around them.

  • FICC Markets Standards Board logo

    INTERVIEW-FICC standards group sets sights on 'grey areas'

    Ticker | 23 February 2017

    The standards board for fixed income markets sees dozens of grey areas that could open the door to conflicts of interest, and is aiming to clarify and codify the rules around them.

  • Czarra leaves UBS

    Ticker | 16 February 2017

    Melanie Czarra, head of EMEA corporate debt capital markets and client solutions at UBS, has left the bank, according to a source close to the matter.

  • Something disruptive this way comes

    Something disruptive this way comes

    All Special Reports | 16 December 2016

    Have you heard the one-liner about banks being badly run technology firms with a sideline in finance? It may be a poor joke but many a true word is spoken in jest.

  • Origin to launch MTN debt platform

    People & Markets | 02 December 2016

    Origin, a start-up platform for frequent issuers of medium-term notes and private placements, is set to officially launch in beta mode this month, people familiar with the situation said.

  • UPDATE 1-Barclays fired banker in response to what he told SFO: lawyer

    Ticker | 23 November 2016

    Barclays dismissed one of its most senior investment bankers as a “direct response” of what he told the Serious Fraud Office during an investigation into the bank, his lawyer said in court on Wednesday.

  • Barclays

    SFO seeks to gag Boath's case vs Barclays

    Top News | 18 November 2016

    Britain’s Serious Fraud Office is pressing for a civil lawsuit against Barclays by former investment banker Richard Boath to be heard in private to avoid prejudicing its investigation into the bank’s 2008 emergency fundraising.

  • Banks told to be more transparent on debt allocations

    People & Markets | 18 November 2016

    Banks need to be more transparent about their allocation policies for debt issuance and investors should ensure their orders reflect their true demand, the new board aiming to improve standards in fixed-income markets said.

  • UK's SFO wants Boath lawsuit heard privately to protect Barclays probe

    Ticker | 15 November 2016

    Britain’s Serious Fraud Office is pressing for a civil lawsuit against Barclays by former senior investment banker Richard Boath to be heard in private to avoid prejudicing its investigation into the bank’s 2008 emergency fundraising.

  • Euronext, Algomi create bond trading platform

    People & Markets | 04 November 2016

    Euronext has formed a joint venture with Algomi in a bid to become a centralised market for pan-European corporate bond trading, the exchange said last week.

  • Banca Monte dei Paschi Siena

    Bond investors stall BMPS capital raising

    Top News | 21 October 2016

    Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena subordinated bond investors are resisting recapitalisation proposals that could see their holdings swapped into equity in the troubled bank.

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