Saturday, 20 January 2018

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  • Keith Mullin

    ​What’s the point of bail-in if bail-out prevails?

    Ticker | 29 December 2016

    Once again, via the awkward situation at Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, we’ve been deprived of the chance to see how bail-in instruments might work in an unencumbered free-market manner, says IFR Editor-at-large Keith Mullin. 

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    When techies rule the IB world

    People & Markets | 16 December 2016

    I WAS RIGHT on cue three weeks ago when, at the time Michael Sherwood announced his departure, I said that something was afoot at Goldman Sachs. While I had no specific knowledge Gary Cohn would be heading into public service as head of the National Economic Council in the Trump presidency, I did foresee that he might not be long for the Goldman world. “Can you ever get tired of being next in line to run Goldman Sachs?” I pointedly asked. I guess you can.

  • Regulatory rollback: Phase One

    Regulatory rollback: Phase One

    All Special Reports | 16 December 2016

    Politicians, bank regulators, supervisors and central bankers the world over have spent close to 10 years trying to eradicate the root causes of the 2007–08 global financial crisis. Bank leaders have spent the same period trying to modify and mould the structures and profiles of their institutions to meet the requirements and obligations of what has become a veritable regulatory onslaught.

  • Bank of the Year: Citigroup

    Bank of the Year: Citigroup

    All Special Reports | 16 December 2016

    Banking and capital markets certainly didn’t lack drama in 2016 as the industry battled a complex and volatile operating environment, while individual firms pushed forward with strategic recalibrations and strove to improve returns. There may not have been any dazzling epiphanies, but one firm resolutely continued its steady progress and made impressive strides. Citigroup is IFR’s Bank of the Year.

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    Who doesn’t like a man with IB wallet?

    Ticker | 14 December 2016

    UBS and Morgan Stanley must love Jean Pierre Mustier. As the UniCredit CEO sets about the task of sorting out the bank with impressive and lightning-fast urgency, they’ve been in the driving seat of a lot of investment banking business the bank has paid wallet on in recent months.

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    Fortune-telling has never been more difficult

    People & Markets | 09 December 2016

    REWIND A YEAR or so: in October 2015, Credit Suisse reinforced its ambition to be a wealth manager with good IB back-up and a balanced geographical approach between developed and emerging markets. This, it believed, would generate significant value for shareholders over time.

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    Are banks in denial over direct lending?

    People & Markets | 02 December 2016

    I’VE BEEN WATCHING with interest the emergence of direct lending funds in Europe over the past couple of years and I’ve been moved to pose a question.

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    Are banks in denial over direct lending?

    Ticker | 01 December 2016

    I’ve been watching with interest the emergence of direct lending funds in Europe over the past couple of years and I’ve been moved to pose a question. 

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    Opco non-preferred senior: the new black

    People & Markets | 25 November 2016

    THEY SAY IT’S all about timing. And it definitely was for IFR’s 17th annual bank capital conference, which I chaired last week in London. It was a fabulous affair: not even standing room in our packed auditorium for the morning sessions and a crowd watching proceedings from the live relay screen outside. At one point, our security team told us they wouldn’t let anyone else in because of health and safety concerns.

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    Woody calls time – and this time it’s probably for real

    Ticker | 22 November 2016

    Something is afoot at Goldman Sachs. That much is obvious. You just get a distinct sense the succession race that has been one of the most captivating talking points around the market for years, and a constant of Wall Street dinner parties the world over, is accelerating.