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  • DERIVATIVES: CBOE rethinks dividends

    Ticker | 21 April 2010

    The Chicago Board Options Exchange plans to overhaul its new dividend market just weeks after launching options linked to the S&P 500, IFR understands, following lower-than-expected demand for the contracts.Details of the rethink haven’t yet been made public, but people with knowledge of the plans said that the exchange will link the annual contracts to a newly-created index similar to the current S&P 500 Dividend Index, which resets quarterly.“I think i

  • Stuart Gulliver, HSBC’s new chief executive

    Tensions ahead

    People & Markets | 14 May 2011

    HSBC’s new chief executive last week outlined his big plans for the bank in the years ahead. While some bits of the firm will feel the edge of a very big axe, his old turf of investment banking will – perhaps not surprisingly – be left relatively untouched. It will not, however, escape the focus on costs that is likely to define the beginning of Gulliver’s reign. Gareth Gore reports.

  • Exposure to PIGs Greece

    Banks detail PIGS exposures

    Top News | 22 July 2011

    BNP Paribas, Barclays, Societe Generale and Commerzbank are the non-domestic banks most heavily exposed to a flaring-up of the sovereign debt crisis affecting Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Spain, holding between them more than €40bn in the countries’ bonds.

  • Exposure to PIGs Greece

    IFR ANALYSIS: BNP Paribas, Barclays, SG, Commerz most exposed to PIGS

    Ticker | 22 July 2011

    BNP Paribas, Barclays, Societe Generale and Commerzbank are the non-domestic banks most heavily exposed to a flaring-up of the sovereign debt crisis affecting Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Spain, holding between them more than €40bn in the countries’ bonds.

  • Slump prompts another UBS revamp

    People & Markets | 30 July 2011

    UBS is to lay off hundreds of bankers and pare back its fixed income operations in the months ahead, as the Swiss firm once again tries to get its investment bank on track following a series of failed efforts to reinvigorate the once-formidable unit.

  • Credit Suisse to cut 2,000 jobs

    People & Markets | 30 July 2011

    More than 2,000 bankers look set to lose their jobs at Credit Suisse over the next year, as the Zurich-based bank cuts back its business in response to what senior officials at the firm describe as a long and likely drawn-out slump in activity.

  • The Yanks are coming

    People & Markets | 30 July 2011

    US investment banks are looking to pounce on the troubles of their European counterparts in the second half of the year, increasing the pressure on the likes of Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas and UBS in their own backyards in an effort to win market share at a time of weakness for European banks.

  • Barclays eyes alternative levers as revenues slump

    Ticker | 04 August 2011

    Barclays Capital is set to continue selling assets over coming months in an effort to hit its ambitious return on equity targets, after an industry-wide decline in client activity pushed the bank further away from its planned 2012 revenue targets.

  • Barclays eyes all available levers as revenues slump

    People & Markets | 06 August 2011

    Barclays Capital looks set to continue selling assets over the coming months in an effort to hit its ambitious return on equity targets, after an industry-wide decline in client activity pushed the bank further away from its planned 2012 revenue targets.

  • French model holds firm amid industry-wide slump

    People & Markets | 06 August 2011

    French banks Societe Generale and BNP Paribas bucked the industry slowdown by increasing both revenues and profit at their corporate and investment banking units in the second quarter, helping offset hundreds of millions of euros of write-downs linked to Greek debt.

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