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  • Top five to increase FICC dominance

    People & Markets | 26 April 2013

    Large fixed income houses are likely to increase their dominance in the market as higher capital requirements and ebbing flows prompt smaller players to pull out of the market, according to analysts at Deutsche Bank.

  • BofA Merrill underwhelms in fixed income

    People & Markets | 19 April 2013

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch posted a disappointing quarter for fixed income, currency and commodities trading in the first three months of the year, pulling down overall revenues and profit at the investment bank.

  • Goldman sparkles despite choppy market

    People & Markets | 19 April 2013

    Goldman Sachs reported strong first-quarter earnings, as its debt underwriting business generated record fees – offsetting a mediocre performance in fixed income, currency and commodities client execution.

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

    FICC slump set to hit US earnings

    People & Markets | 05 April 2013

    When the large US investment banks start to report earnings next week, their results are likely to look subdued compared with a year ago, when more than €1trn of cheap loans from the European Central Bank helped create a boon for fixed-income desks.

  • Robert Greifeld, chief executive of the Nasdaq-OMX Stock Market, attends a news conference at the Nasdaq Market site in New York

    Nasdaq buys eSpeed bond platform

    People & Markets | 05 April 2013

    Nasdaq OMX is to acquire a US Treasuries trading platform as a means to diversify its offerings away from equities.

  • The company logo of the Bank of America and Merrill Lynch is displayed at its office in Hong Kong

    BofA Merrill predicts IPO 'golden age'

    People & Markets | 28 March 2013

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch is hoping that a pick-up in its equity capital markets business will help offset an expected drop in revenues from the bank’s debt origination business over coming months, as a rotation into stocks kicks in.

  • Goldman avoids dilution after Berkshire deal

    People & Markets | 28 March 2013

    Goldman Sachs has entered into an agreement with Berkshire Hathaway that will protect its investors from a massive dilution.

  • Boards keep tabs on executive pay

    People & Markets | 28 March 2013

    Board members at US banks are starting to pay much closer attention to corporate governance issues when it comes to their chief executives and pay.

  • Credit Suisse lays off in rates

    People & Markets | 22 March 2013

    Credit Suisse has laid off several members of its New York sales and trading rates team, according to two sources at the bank. Senior government bond trader Jim O’Brien and head of US rates Peter Antico, as well as about eight other members of the New York rates desk were shown the door, the sources said.

  • P&M: Credit Suisse lays off around 12 from New York rates team

    Ticker | 19 March 2013

    Credit Suisse on Monday laid off the head of its New York rates trading team along with about a dozen traders and salespeople, according to two sources at the bank.

  • 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.

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