Monday, 16 July 2018

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  • A view shows the Federal Reserve building in Washington

    US stress tests reveal vulnerabilities

    People & Markets | 08 March 2013

    The Federal Reserve’s latest round of stress tests showed that Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs were more vulnerable than peers with higher deposit levels

  • Nasdaq to break in to the private stock market

    People & Markets | 08 March 2013

    Nasdaq OMX is seeking to get into the red-hot market where privately held equities are traded, having entered into a partnership with SharesPost, a major player in this space, to establish Nasdaq Private Market.

  • Volcker puts a dent in risk taking

    People & Markets | 08 March 2013

    US banks continued to report a drop in risk-taking last year, as market volatility subsided and many cut back on bets in anticipation of new regulations designed to make the banking system safer.

  • Canadian banks continue to impress

    People & Markets | 01 March 2013

    Canada’s two largest banks posted strong earnings last week fuelled by strong contributions from retail and business operations, but their investment banking franchises had diverging quarters.

  • A Goldman Sachs sign is seen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    Goldman Sachs to cut 1,600 jobs

    People & Markets | 01 March 2013

    Goldman Sachs plans to cut about 1,600 jobs across the world as part of its annual cull of underperformers, according to sources at the firm. Managers began notifying some staff last week, with more cuts expected during the course of March.

  • Banks under pressure to boost RoEs

    People & Markets | 15 February 2013

    Investment banks are likely to dump less profitable businesses as they come under renewed pressure from investors to boost often single-figure returns on equity, according to Goldman Sachs’ chief financial officer Harvey Schwartz.

  • Citigroup’s CEO Mike Corbat

    US banks play down stress tests

    People & Markets | 08 February 2013

    With the results of two US stress tests to be released next month, US banks are busy managing investor expectations.

  • Jefferies' global headquarters at Madison Avenue in New York City

    MBS traders braced for clampdown

    People & Markets | 01 February 2013

    Hedge funds, broker dealers and banks are bracing themselves for a regulatory clampdown in the trading of mortgage-backed securities, after the criminal indictment of a former Jefferies trader who allegedly misrepresented prices to clients.

  • Lisa Carnoy

    Carnoy bullish after taking sole charge at BofA Merrill

    People & Markets | 25 January 2013

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s decision to name Lisa Carnoy sole head of its global capital markets division following the promotion of her former co-head Alastair Borthwick to head the commercial bank has been welcomed by many of her colleagues.

  • Traders work at the Goldman Sachs stall on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    DCM surge helps triple Goldman profits

    People & Markets | 18 January 2013

    Fourth-quarter profits for Goldman Sachs grew threefold compared with a year earlier, as heavy cost-cutting and the highest revenues from its debt capital markets business in five years helped bolster the bottom line.