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Friday, 19 April 2019

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  • Goldman Sachs

    MOVES-Den Hoedt takes on sole FIG DCM role for Europe at Goldman

    Ticker | 17 April 2019

    Hans den Hoedt has been appointed as sole head of Europe, Middle East and Africa financial institutions group debt capital markets at Goldman Sachs according to a source.

  • Lewellen joins Deutsche

    People & Markets | 12 April 2019

    Former Barclays banker Mark Lewellen will join Deutsche Bank as head of corporate debt capital markets for Europe.

  • SG takes knife to investment bank in 1,600 jobs cull

    People & Markets | 12 April 2019

    Societe Generale is to combine its global finance and coverage and investment banking units into one team run by Pierre Palmieri, its current head of global finance, as part of a wider restructuring that will see 1,600 jobs go.

  • Lewellen joins Deutsche DCM

    People & Markets | 12 April 2019

    Mark Lewellen will join Deutsche Bank as head of corporate debt capital markets for Europe.

  • Demetrio Salorio

    MOVES-Societe Generale appoints Salorio UK head of Global Finance

    Ticker | 11 April 2019

    Demetrio Salorio has been appointed UK head of Global Finance at Societe Generale, replacing Alvaro Huete. Salorio is currently the bank’s global head of debt capital markets and will take on his new role from May 15.

  • 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.

  • Palmieri to head new SG financing and advisory unit

    Ticker | 09 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.

  • UBS global debt head Hoveyda leaves

    People & Markets | 05 April 2019

    Amir Hoveyda, global head of debt capital markets and client solutions at UBS, is leaving the firm, according to a person familiar with the matter.

  • The UBS logo is seen at the SIBOS banking and financial conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

    MOVES-UBS global debt head Hoveyda leaving firm

    Ticker | 05 April 2019

    Amir Hoveyda, global head of debt capital markets and client solutions at UBS, is leaving the firm, according to a source.

  • UK STS securitisation in sight as PCS gets green light

    UK STS securitisation in sight as PCS gets green light

    Ticker | 20 March 2019

    The first UK securitisation to comply with the simple, transparent and standardised (STS) securitisation rules could be imminent after Prime Collateralised Securities received authorisation to act as a third-party verification agent, allowing it to verify that securitisations meet the STS regulatory criteria.

  • Banners of Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank

    Job cuts and shrunken CIB: Deutsche/Commerzbank talk merger

    Top News | 15 March 2019

    It’s official: Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank are in talks about a possible merger, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz confirmed on Monday.

  • Deutsche Bank headquarters

    Skin in the game? Not much at Deutsche

    Top News | 15 March 2019

    Deutsche Bank’s top bosses owned shares in the bank currently worth just €3.5m, far less than peers at rival institutions, which has prompted criticism they have little invested in the bank’s fortunes – or a lack of confidence in its prospects.

  • LSE, Lake back fintech firm Nivaura

    People & Markets | 01 March 2019

    Fintech company Nivaura has announced a US$20m seed investment round led by the London Stock Exchange, and former HSBC banker Spencer Lake is joining the firm.

  • 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.

  • MOVES-Whistleblower banker Smyth leaves UBS, drops case

    Ticker | 10 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.

  • Mark Lewellen

    MOVES-Barclays' Lewellen set to vacate DCM role

    Ticker | 08 November 2018

    Mark Lewellen’s role as co-head of global debt capital markets and risk solutions at Barclays is under threat, according to several market sources.

  • Hennebry leaves Deutsche to run Santander DCM

    People & Markets | 19 October 2018

    Santander has hired Conor Hennebry to head its European debt capital markets business, according to market sources, the latest in a string of hires by the Spanish lender.

  • Santander

    MOVES-Conor Hennebry leaves Deutsche for Santander DCM role

    Ticker | 17 October 2018

    Santander has hired Conor Hennebry to head its European debt capital markets business, according to sources, the latest in a string of hires by the Spanish lender.

  • 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.

  • MOVES-Greve leaves ING capital markets role

    Ticker | 28 September 2018

    Leo-Hendrik Greve, ING Group’s head of global capital markets, has left the bank, according to two sources.

  • Deutsche's capital czar Whitman departs

    People & Markets | 21 September 2018

    Chris Whitman, head of the financial resource management (FIRM) unit at Deutsche Bank, is leaving, according to market sources, the latest senior manager to head for the exit after Christian Sewing became chief executive in April.

  • A Deutsche Bank sign is seen outside of a corporate building in Shanghai's financial district.

    MOVES-Deutsche's capital czar Whitman departs

    Ticker | 21 September 2018

    Chris Whitman, head of the financial resource management (FIRM) unit at Deutsche Bank, is leaving, according to market sources, the latest senior manager to head for the exit after Christian Sewing became chief executive in April.

  • 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.

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