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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Alex Wilmot-Sitwell, president of Bank of America Merrill Lynch EMEA, has told the bank’s chief operating officer Tom Montag he wishes to leave the firm, according to an internal memo seen by IFR.
Natixis has invested in three advisory boutiques in Britain, France and China in a further show of its idiosyncratic approach to expanding its corporate and investment bank.
Rothschild said conditions for M&A continued to be “relatively positive” despite reporting a quieter year in 2017, when revenues from its advisory business nudged 1% higher to €1.18bn.