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Thursday, 19 October 2017

Christian Murray' s stories

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  • A Goldman Sachs sign is seen on at the company's post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    Goldman misses out on DCM rebound

    People & Markets | 20 October 2012

    Goldman Sachs failed to capitalise on a rebound in debt underwriting in the third quarter, going down as the only US investment bank not to post a quarter-on-quarter increase in fees earned from debt deals.

  • BofA gorges on DCM fees

    People & Markets | 20 October 2012

    Bank of America reported strong investment banking results in the third quarter, led by a boost in debt underwriting.

  • Wall Street still pays well

    People & Markets | 12 October 2012

    For those New York City bankers with a job, times have been pretty good. The average salary – including bonus – was US$362,950 in 2011, up 17% over the course of the past two years, according to an industry report put out by New York State that was based on the tax records of Wall Street workers.

  • Debt binge boosts JP Morgan

    People & Markets | 12 October 2012

    JP Morgan racked up its best quarter for investment banking fees in more than a year during the third quarter, as its debt capital markets team put deals together at a feverish clip, signalling a slight change in mood for the industry after a difficult 12 months.

  • Bank of America strikes settlement

    People & Markets | 05 October 2012

    Bank of America has reached a deal with a class of shareholders concerning the acquisition of Merrill Lynch, including a commitment to improve corporate governance.

  • A view shows the Federal Reserve building in Washington

    Banks eye boost from QE3

    People & Markets | 05 October 2012

    Large US banks are expected to experience a boost from the Federal Reserve’s third round of quantitative easing, after the central bank committed itself to buying US$40bn of mortgage-backed securities per month.

  • Traders await the Grupo Financiero Santander's first trade following it's IPO

    Mixed quarter for fees

    People & Markets | 29 September 2012

    Investment banks are struggling to stitch together equity capital markets deals as investors shy away from risk and channel their cash towards fixed-income offerings.

  • Spitzer rule creates new divide

    People & Markets | 28 September 2012

    Big investment banks have begun to prohibit their smaller peers from publishing research on companies they are jointly doing deals for, according to lawyers, in an effort to minimise the impact that allows boutiques to circumvent rules for bigger firms.

  • Jefferies looks forward, following tough quarter

    People & Markets | 21 September 2012

    Jefferies disappointed Wall Street with mediocre third-quarter earnings results last Thursday, prompting its executives to focus on how it has got off to a strong start in the early weeks of this quarter.

  • Steep learning curve for Goldman’s new CFO

    People & Markets | 21 September 2012

    Goldman Sachs made the first step towards hiring a new generation of leaders when it announced last week that long-time chief financial officer David Viniar was retiring and would be replaced by Harvey Schwartz, the global co-head of the Securities Division.