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.
- +44 (0) 20 7542 3814
Fabio Lisanti has been appointed markets head for Switzerland and Liechtenstein at Citigroup, following Robert Schmoll’s retirement.
Commerzbank blamed the competitive nature of German corporate banking for a 46% drop from a year earlier in operating profits to €145m in its corporate clients division during the first quarter.
The launch of MiFID II trading rules four months ago has not wreaked havoc on Europe’s markets in the way doom-mongers warned, but it is causing a subtle and significant shake-up in equities trading and research.