Gareth Gore is an associate editor at IFR, where he writes about global capital markets across asset classes. He has published pieces ranging from the fallout from Russian sanctions, to Greek bank’s attempts at rehabilitation, and the resurgence of US shale producers. Before that, he ran the People & Markets coverage at IFR for five years. Previously, he was a correspondent at Bloomberg News in Madrid, where he wrote about the country's boom and bust.
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One year after the shock vote to exit the European Union forced many to ditch or delay planned transactions, UK companies are tentatively returning to dealmaking, as many conclude they can’t afford to wait any longer.
Once viewed as a lucrative and risk-free carry trade, the €2trn of government bonds held by Europe’s banks is fast becoming a source of worry, with some choosing to unwind their positions before interest rate hikes leave them with potentially large losses.
UniCredit has taken another step on its long road to rehabilitation, pricing its first public Additional Tier 1 trade in almost three years, in a signal that capital concerns have been laid to rest after a top-to-bottom overhaul of the struggling Italian bank.