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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Bulge-bracket banks should collaborate more to come up with innovative and lasting solutions to the eurozone’s ongoing debt problems, according to a senior banker considered the father of the eurobond market.
BNP Paribas is implementing its plan to trim costs at its corporate and institutional bank. Following on from a plan revealed last month to cut 11% of positions in its 6,000-strong French CIB, the bank is now looking to lose 5% of its 3,278 headcount in its UK equivalent.
Deutsche Bank has filled a significant hole in its line-up, appointing Thomas Piquemal as global head of M&A in succession to Henrik Aslaksen, who left the bank last July. Piquemal started in the new post last week.