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  • Investment banking graduate programmes under threat

    People & Markets | 21 September 2012

    Goldman Sachs’ decision to scrap its highly vaunted college recruiting programme may lead to the death of these schemes across Wall Street.

  • Dimon strikes back

    Dimon tells investors: let’s stay together

    People & Markets | 14 September 2012

    JP Morgan’s chief executive Jamie Dimon struck back at pundits last week who are continuing to call on the bank to split into parts.

  • Robust balance sheet boosts BofA's prospects

    People & Markets | 14 September 2012

    Bank of America’s chief financial officer Bruce Thompson told investors last week that the financial giant had turned a corner, with its balance sheet looking strong and it now being well-positioned to build revenues. The bank, analysts agree, has managed to dig its way out of trouble after its error acquiring Countrywide

  • Greenhill expands advisory team

    People & Markets | 08 September 2012

    Greenhill, the New York-based boutique investment bank, has hired three executives whose role will be to raise capital on behalf of real estate and private equity clients.

  • Canadian banks remain a cut above

    People & Markets | 01 September 2012

    Royal Bank of Canada and TD Bank, the two largest Canadian banks, reported strong third-quarter earnings last Thursday as their domestic businesses posted record numbers and their fixed income trading businesses excelled.

  • US banks show signs of health

    People & Markets | 01 September 2012

    Despite weak trading figures, second-quarter profits at US banks increased substantially from a year ago, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation which compiles the financial results of 7,246 institutions.

  • One last prop trade for Goldman?

    People & Markets | 25 August 2012

    As US regulators put together the final touches to the controversial Volcker Rule, Goldman Sachs’ third-quarter results are likely to reflect the benefits of one last proprietary trading hurrah from the purchase – and subsequent sale – of Knight Capital’s accidental stock portfolio.

  • SEC pays first whistle-blower

    People & Markets | 25 August 2012

    The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced its first reward to an informant since a new whistle-blower rule went into effect a year ago, paying the anonymous tipster about US$50,000.

  • Peter Sands with Jamie Dimon

    StanChart pays up over Iran

    Top News | 17 August 2012

    Standard Chartered continues to maintain that only US$14m of its Iran-linked transactions failed to meet US regulations, despite agreeing to pay a whopping US$340m penalty to New York regulators to settle highly-charged allegations.

  • BofA sells wealth unit to Julius Baer

    People & Markets | 17 August 2012

    Bank of America’s strategy to sell off its non-core assets continued last week with the sale of its foreign wealth management business to Julius Baer for US$882m.