Christopher Spink covers financial restructuring across Europe, as assistant editor for International Financing Review. He is currently focusing on the Eurozone crisis as well as regulatory developments as part of IFR’s People & Markets team. Previously he wrote about M&A for another Thomson Reuters title Acquisitions Monthly. During his 15 year career Chris has also covered AIM companies and venture capital backed businesses, as head of research and deputy editor at Growth Company Investor. He also wrote best-selling book, "How to invest when you don’t have any money", when he worked at investment website The Motley Fool.
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Despite outlining a plan in May to drastically reduce the size of its investment bank from half of its overall business to less than a third, Barclays last week showed that it was still selectively expanding in certain areas of the investment bank.
Hopes of standardising future sovereign debt restructurings have been raised after the United Nations general assembly voted overwhelmingly to back a proposal to formalise such a mechanism in an international treaty.
RBS has restructured its debt capital markets and client coverage teams for Europe and the Middle East, following a four-month review by UK client coverage head Richard Bartlett.