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Sunday, 22 October 2017

Christian Murray' s stories

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  • A Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) sign is seen in downtown Toronto

    RBC reports a strong quarter

    People & Markets | 01 December 2012

    Royal Bank of Canada reported strong fourth-quarter earnings at its capital markets division, with markets and investment banking revenues surging on the back of a strong domestic economy and a buoyant US.

  • Mary Schapiro, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission

    Logjam seen at SEC

    People & Markets | 01 December 2012

    Controversial policies stemming from the Volcker Rule and Dodd Frank will be harder to enact at the Securities and Exchange Commission, after Mary Schapiro leaves as chairman on December 14.  And more than 50 rules relating to these banking regulations still need to be made.

  • US banks in limbo over Basel III

    People & Markets | 23 November 2012

    US banks have been left in limbo about proposed new rules on capital and liquidity as regulators have offered little indication as to when banks will have to comply after pushing back the January 1 start date earlier this month.

  • Deutsche Bank consolidates fixed income groups

    People & Markets | 17 November 2012

    Deutsche Bank is to combine its two fixed income businesses – currently split between its global finance and foreign exchange unit, and its rates and credit trading desk – into one, according to an internal memo seen by IFR.

  • Trading specialists from Jefferies work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    Jefferies merger beefs up bank

    People & Markets | 16 November 2012

    Jefferies, the mid-market investment bank, is to merge with its largest shareholder in a deal that will strengthen the firm’s capital base, reduce its liquidity ratio and increase its opportunities to expand.

  • Stifel acquires KBW to boost FIG capabilities

    People & Markets | 09 November 2012

    Stifel Financial has entered into a definitive agreement to buy KBW, a middle-market investment bank with a specialised focus on the financial services industry.

  • Meagre bonus packages expected in US

    People & Markets | 09 November 2012

    Wall Street bonuses took a walloping last year and they are not expected to get much better this time around, according to a closely-watched study of pay at banks in the US.

  • Money market funds return to European banks

    People & Markets | 02 November 2012

    US prime money market funds have increased their exposure to eurozone banks for the third successive month, although analysts doubt they will return to the levels they were at prior to the sovereign crisis any time soon.

  • bank fees

    Fees out of line with proceeds

    People & Markets | 27 October 2012

    Some investment banks have a better knack than others for bringing in fees from clients.

  • UBS makes cuts, more expected

    People & Markets | 26 October 2012

    UBS is set to scale its operations back across the globe, with about 400 investment banking jobs to go over coming months, according to people at the firm.