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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Moody’s has warned that the world’s biggest banks need to make further changes to the way they pay their staff, after concluding that remuneration policies are too closely aligned with shareholders’ interests – rather than those of bond investors.
Yields on Greek sovereign bonds rose dramatically last week after prime minister Antonis Samaras brought forward presidential elections that could lead to a more radical anti-austerity government led by populist opposition party Syriza taking power.
Standard Chartered has made a string of appointments, alongside other measures, to boost its ability to prevent financial crimes from being carried out within the bank.