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    Too early to write off 2016 IB earnings

    People & Markets | 22 April 2016

    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? 

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    Nomura axes 800 staff in EMEA, US retreat

    Top News | 15 April 2016

    Nomura plans to axe up to 800 staff in Europe and the US as Japan’s biggest brokerage tries to stem years of heavy overseas losses.

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    Do CIBs engage in anti-competitive practices?

    People & Markets | 15 April 2016

    THE FINANCIAL CONDUCT Authority, the UK regulator, has been busy. It published three linked pieces of work this past week: the interim report of its investment and corporate banking market study (comment deadline May 25); the availability of information in the UK equity IPO process discussion paper (comment deadline July 13); and the “Quid pro quo? What factors influence IPO allocations to investors?” occasional paper.

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    Nomura takes step towards sustainable EMEA profitability

    Ticker | 13 April 2016

    Nomura’s decision to ditch sub-scale businesses in Europe, foreshadowed for some time but announced on April 12, is completely reasonable. It’s the right thing to do and consistent with what every other house on the Street is doing in order to tailor their business profiles and make a decent living. 

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    Nomura to cut 500-600 staff in European equities cull

    Ticker | 12 April 2016

    Nomura plans to axe 500-600 staff in Europe and will also cut global markets staff in the US, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, as Japan’s biggest brokerage tries to stem years of heavy overseas losses.

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    Acquisition finance is not green

    People & Markets | 08 April 2016

    LIKE MANY PEOPLE, I follow developments in the Green bond market as closely as I can. While I’m supportive of the market, I do continue to push people hard across the industry on various aspects.

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    Available CEO talent pool runs shallow

    Blogs | 08 April 2016

    Editor-at-large Keith Mullin argues that a toxic combination of political interference, ideological animosity, over-bearing regulatory and supervisory scrutiny, populist odium, and compensation caps have cast a thinly disguised veneer of unpleasantness over the banking industry and changed the landscape in the current cycle.

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    Thiam out of road: headhunters on case

    People & Markets | 01 April 2016

    Stop Press: Tidjane Thiam fired from Credit Suisse; replaced in the interim by Josef Ackermann.

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    Fight-back takes root in CIB

    Blogs | 31 March 2016

    You heard it here first: we’re entering a new phase of the banking cycle. And that’s despite the poor set of underlying operating conditions the industry is confronting, exemplified by volatile markets, NIRP and low economic growth, a shrinking wallet in certain business lines and individual bank rehabilitation programmes. 

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    Thiam’s second attempt at a strategy

    People & Markets | 24 March 2016

    IS IT JUST me or is there something awry at Credit Suisse? I mean, how many excuses did CEO Tidjane Thiam throw out when he announced the strategy “acceleration” on March 23 to try and mask – unsuccessfully in my view – his own shortcomings and those of the strategy he unveiled last October?