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Monday, 16 October 2017

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  • Shadow banking assets surpass pre-crisis levels

    Ticker | 10 May 2017

    Non-bank financial assets rose by 4.3% to US$92trn by the end of 2015, or 150% of total global GDP, surpassing the 139% level touched before the financial crisis of 2008, according to the Financial Stability Board’s latest global shadow banking monitoring report.

  • UPDATE 1-MOVES-Gaertner to run Rothschild's new San Francisco office

    Ticker | 09 May 2017

    Rothschild & Co SCA has appointed Chris Gaertner, a former Credit Suisse banker, as global head of technology to run the Paris-listed firm’s new office in San Francisco, starting in August.

  • British PM Theresa May is welcomed by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the EC headquarter

    UK 'default' unlikely under no-deal Brexit

    Top News | 05 May 2017

    The United Kingdom would probably escape the ignominy of being labelled as in default even if it were to walk away from its membership of the European Union without paying the “exit bill” being demanded by the bloc.

  • RenCap bolsters and rejigs markets leadership

    People & Markets | 05 May 2017

    Peter Bartlett, one of the founders of emerging markets debt broker Exotix, is joining Renaissance Capital as head of sales for sub-Saharan Africa and frontier markets.

  • Banks seek to insure against exceptional losses

    People & Markets | 05 May 2017

    Banks and other financial institutions are increasingly looking to protect their earnings and capital by taking out insurance to reduce their exposure to unexpected financial shocks, such as major IT problems or employee misconduct.

  • Revenues rebound at French banks

    People & Markets | 05 May 2017

    France’s two biggest banks took market share from investment banking rivals in the first quarter, led by a revival in equities revenues for BNP Paribas.

  • MOVES-Atvars promoted at UniCredit

    Ticker | 05 May 2017

    Eriks Atvars has been appointed head of structured trade and export finance at UniCredit succeeding Juergen Wienes who has decided to leave the bank.

  • Lloyd's of London

    Banks look to insure against exceptional losses

    Ticker | 04 May 2017

    Banks and other financial institutions are increasingly looking to protect their earnings, and capital positions, by taking out insurance to reduce their exposure to unexpected financial shocks, such as major IT problems or employee misconduct.

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    Libya settlement spoils SG’s figures

    Ticker | 04 May 2017

    Societe Generale’s mixed first-quarter results were overshadowed by the French bank’s agreement to pay €963m to settle a civil claim brought by the Libyan Investment Authority relating to €2.1bn of transactions in 2007.

  • BNP Paribas

    BNP Paribas sees CIB bounce back

    Ticker | 03 May 2017

    A strong recovery in equities trading enabled BNP Paribas to report a 20% rise in revenues at its corporate and institutional banking division, in line with US peers and better than many European rivals, which reported weaker figures last month.