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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Nomura has appointed James Konrad as head of European government bond trading from NatWest Markets, which he left together with several colleagues in June.
Deutsche Bank has said many of its trading positions previously booked in London will in future be held in Frankfurt. The rejig comes after pressure from the European Central Bank, the German lender’s regulator under the European Union’s single supervisory mechanism.
Staff at the International Monetary Fund have questioned whether government bonds held by central banks should be treated as assets of the sovereign rather than liabilities, noting that a reclassification could have dramatic implications for notions of sovereign indebtedness.