Christopher Spink tracks financial restructuring, principally of banks and sovereigns, as assistant editor for International Financing Review. He also covers investment banking strategy and regulatory developments as part of IFR’s People & Markets team. Previously he has written about M&A at Thomson Reuters and fast-growth businesses as head of research at Growth Company Investor. He also wrote "How to invest when you don’t have any money" when at investment website The Motley Fool.
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Proposals approved by European Union leaders last week will make it likely major investment banks will locate more of their European business outside the UK once it leaves the EU.
Matthieu Pigasse, who heads Lazard’s business in France as well as its sovereign advisory practice globally, has been appointed global head of banking by the New York-listed group.
Rothschild defied the tougher environment for deals that rival advisory boutiques experienced at the start of the year to report a 12% rise in revenues to €292m for its global advisory business in the first quarter.