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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UBS’s investment bank underperformed its US rivals in the fourth quarter with every division reporting year-on-year double-digit declines in revenues apart from foreign exchange, rates and credit, which saw a 14% rise to US$304m.
BNP Paribas has appointed Sara Huish chief operating officer of global banking UK, reporting to Matthew Ponsonby, who joined the French bank to head the unit from Barclays in October 2017.
Barclays has appointed Emmanuelle Ortiz senior coverage banker in France in addition to her role leading debt capital markets and risk solutions group for France and Belgium.