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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

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