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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Financial institutions in the City of London are starting to form positions on their preferred relationship between banking in the UK and the European Union after Brexit, with many concluding that the UK will have to adopt a special status different from the models used by Norway and Switzerland.
Reykjavik could soon be a regular destination for ECM bankers if moves to further ease capital controls introduced after the 2008 financial crisis are approved by Iceland’s parliamentarians.
JP Morgan has set up a credit product development team, which will be headed by Ryan O’Grady, currently co-head of the bank’s global debt syndicate, according to a memo seen by IFR.