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Monday, 11 December 2017

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  • 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.

  • Chairman and Chief Executive of Alibaba Group Jack Ma delivers a speech at the 8th Netrepreneur Summ

    Alibaba hires two for 'Project Avatar'

    Top News | 14 March 2014

    Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley have begun working on the listing of Alibaba Group under the code name “Project Avatar”, according to two people with knowledge of the situation.

  • Deutsche Bank logo with Jain

    Anshu Jain and the building of a flow monster

    Top News | 03 July 2015

    Last Tuesday was Anshu Jain’s last day as co-CEO of Deutsche Bank. It was almost 20 years to the day since the then 32-year-old banker left his managing director role at Wall Street behemoth Merrill Lynch to join the German bank, widely regarded back then as a sleepy European lender focused primarily on the German Mittelstand.

  • 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.

  • Auden's small but perfectly formed ABS

    Top News | 18 August 2017

    Auden Group, a fintech company providing short-term loans to borrowers with poor credit histories, has structured and sold the first asset-backed security parcelling up such assets.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • P&M: Barclays names May Yan head of FIG for Greater China

    Barclays set to skip replacing King as head of IB

    Ticker | 20 April 2016

    Barclays is unlikely to formally replace Tom King as head of its investment bank, leaving chief executive Jes Staley in control of the business for the foreseeable future, people familiar with the matter said.

  • Tom King

    Barclays set to skip replacing King as IB chief

    People & Markets | 22 April 2016

    Barclays is unlikely to formally replace Tom King as head of its investment bank, leaving chief executive Jes Staley in control of the business for the foreseeable future, people familiar with the matter said.

  • Blockchain technology benefits lauded

    Blockchain bonds prepare for launch

    Top News | 31 March 2017

    The first blockchain-powered bond issues are expected to emerge in a matter of weeks, as technology start-up BlockEx puts the finishing touches to a digital asset issuance platform that it believes could ultimately squeeze out bank syndicate functions.

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