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Friday, 20 October 2017

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    ​Transfer window wide open

    People & Markets | 09 September 2016

    SENIOR EXECUTIVE HIRING at the world’s leading global and regional investment banks strikes me as similar to the transfer process at leading football clubs with one striking exception: the days when star investment bankers could earn anything like soccer’s finest are long gone.

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    Who, me? Really? Chin gets the nod at CS

    Ticker | 07 September 2016

    Investment banking is a funny old game. Especially for Credit Suisse’s Brian Chin. Just think about it: you’re happily buzzing along as head of securitised products, a long-standing marquee product at the bank. 

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    Throsby gets big leg-up at new-look Barclays

    Ticker | 06 September 2016

    IFR was bang on the money back in April, reporting that Barclays would likely not replace outgoing investment banking chief Tom King like-for-like. So it transpires, as Tim Throsby will double as president of Barclays Corporate & International (BC&I) and CEO of the Corporate and Investment Bank.

  • MOVES-Madill joins Bank of China on bond syndicate desk

    Ticker | 05 September 2016

    Kenneth Madill has joined Bank of China in London as manager of its newly formed bond syndicate desk.

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    Is Mark Carney barking up the wrong tree?

    People & Markets | 02 September 2016

    IT’S MUCH MORE widely accepted that backward-looking efforts to fix the cause of the last financial crisis have failed to lead us to an era of banking or economic enlightenment. That’s what I wrote a couple of weeks ago and I’m sticking with that view. Despite what Mark Carney wrote in his

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    Enough. Time for monetary-regulatory co-ordination

    People & Markets | 26 August 2016

    CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING. Stream 1: Monetary policy actions that achieve the square root of zero, which deprive savers and pensioners of income, have no discernible impact on companies’ preparedness to borrow in order to invest in the real economy, on banks preparedness to lend or for that matter on consumers’ preparedness to engage in conspicuous consumption and which consequently conspire to kill off growth drivers.

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    More action needed on gender diversity

    Ticker | 25 August 2016

    Are G-SIBs doing enough to promote and support gender diversity in their senior executive ranks? On the evidence of the EBA’s recent survey and my own analysis of the most senior management bodies of US and European G-SIBs, clearly not.

  • ​Not waving but drowning? More DCM tweaks

    People & Markets | 19 August 2016

    INVESTMENT BANKS CONTINUE to tweak their debt org structures to gird themselves better to benefit from – or should that be survive? – opportunities in today’s abnormal debt market conditions driven by unorthodox monetary policy, the complex regulatory environment and uncertain economic growth.

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    Are the Chinese eyeing Lloyds Bank?

    Ticker | 18 August 2016

    How about this for a great summer sizzler? The UK government sells its 9.1% in Lloyds Banking Group within the stated schedule of 2016–17, coinciding with the departure of Antonio Horta Osorio for pastures new. There’s already been some chatter about how long the group CEO will hang on and I gather some institutional shareholders are keen for the board to accelerate succession planning.

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    Regulation: the FSB’s wayward love child

    People & Markets | 12 August 2016

    REMEMBER THAT SILLY old song that tells of a guy who marries a widow with an adult daughter? The daughter marries the guy’s widower father, so becoming both the guy’s step-daughter and stepmother; both couples have children; and through a complex series of family relationships the guy ends up being his own grandfather?