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  • Bye-bye SIVs, what about bank conduits?

    People & Markets | 18 August 2007

    The crisis in the US$2trn-plus commercial paper markets on both sides of the Atlantic could lead to a fundamental change in the structure of the global investor base and to yet more difficulties for the world's banks at a time when they are already exposed on multiple levels.

  • A sign outside the headquarters of JP Morgan Chase & Co in New York

    From Our Archive - 2009 | 'Shot in the back of the head': shock as Dimon ousts Winters

    People & Markets | 09 October 2009

    After helping to keep JP Morgan safe during a financial crisis of unprecedented proportions, Bill Winters has been sacked from his job as co-head of investment banking. The bank says the shock move was all about being ready in case CEO Jamie Dimon fell in front of a bus. But there's much more to it than that. Matthew Davies reports.

  • BarCap suffers – but not as badly as some

    People & Markets | 05 November 2011

    Barclays’ investment banking arm grabbed market share from its rivals in the third quarter of the year, helping the group’s results exceed market expectations. Barclays Capital reported a 19% fall in pre-tax profits to £2.7bn in the nine months to the end of September compared with the same period a year ago.

  • People walk past a Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) building in the City of London

    A slimmer, tamer RBS

    People & Markets | 14 January 2012

    Royal Bank of Scotland is to exit a large part of its investment banking business, either through outright sales or by simply shutting down operations. Equities, equity capital markets, corporate broking and M&A are all set to be closed if the bank doesn’t receive acceptable bids in the next month.

  • A logo of Barclays bank is seen outside a branch in Altrincham, northern England

    Barclays rebound leaves questions

    People & Markets | 28 April 2012

    Barclays posted its best performance in two years at its investment bank during the first quarter, as more than €1trn of loans from the European Central Bank boosted fixed income and rates markets, creating a boon for the bank’s single most important business.

  • Jamie Dimon in New York

    Experts amazed Dimon missed JPM position

    Top News | 02 June 2012

    Senior management at JP Morgan should have pulled the plug on the risky trading strategy that could lose the bank billions of dollars at a much earlier date, seasoned risk managers including a former JP Morgan executive have claimed, casting further doubt on the risk controls of the Wall Street titan.

  • Bob Diamond

    Interpreting Diamond Bob’s letter

    Top News | 30 June 2012

    In his letter to the UK’s Treasury Select Committee, Barclays CEO Bob Diamond is very keen to draw a distinction between what he clearly sees as two different categories of Libor manipulation.

  • Anshu Jain (L) and Juergen Fitschen the new chief executives of Deutsche Bank

    New bosses seek Deutsche Bank cuts

    People & Markets | 04 August 2012

    Deutsche Bank has confirmed that 1,500 investment banking jobs – mostly, but not all, in the front office – will be cut by the end of the year as part of a wider effort by new chief executives Juergen Fitschen and Anshu Jain to make €3bn of annual savings across the group.

  • Jain and Fitschen Co-Chairmen of the Management board and Group Executive Committee of Deutsche Bank

    Deutsche gambles on culture change

    People & Markets | 15 September 2012

    Surprise that there will not be heavier restructuring of the investment banking division and fear within the unit over compensation changes were the main themes as Deutsche Bank unveiled its “Strategy 2015+” in Frankfurt last week.

  • Apple

    Apple goes big – and gets it right

    Top News | 03 May 2013

    Years of badgering Apple to consider the virtues of taking on debt finally paid off for the investment banking industry – and for two banks in particular – when the world leader in consumer technology innovations issued a record-breaking US$17bn of bonds.

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