Keith Mullin is Editor-at-Large of International Financing Review (IFR). An accomplished journalist, editor and market commentator for over 25 years, Keith has covered a range of specialist market segments from debt, equity and loan capital markets to securitisation, financial derivatives, leveraged finance, emerging markets and others. He is the author of two hard-hitting analyses of the investment banking industry – "Global Investment Banks: Trends, Strategies and Performance (2006) and “After the Bailout: Future Directions in Investment Banking” (2009). Based in London, Keith is married with three children. He is Vice President of Save the Children.
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TO MUMBAI, WHERE I hosted IFR’s 2016 India ECM conference. And what a fabulous contrast to the gloom in Europe. A vicious ice storm had descended on London while I was on my way to Heathrow and the temperature plunged to an unseasonal 5oC.
Is something afoot at Societe Generale? Dan Fields, head of global markets since the start of 2012, departed this week after 22 years at the bank.
IF THE FIRST quarter of the year was a bust, traditionally the most active quarter for deal-making, does it follow that the entire year will be a write-off for investment banking revenues?