Owen Wild is Deputy Editor of International Financing Review based in London. He joined IFR in 2004 as a reporter and has since worked across Equities, Structured Equity and Derivatives sections as both reporter and editor. Prior to becoming deputy editor in 2010, he had global responsibility for IFR’s ECM coverage. Before joining IFR, Owen covered foreign exchange markets. Follow Owen on Twitter @IFR_Owen
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Danske Bank has hired Susanna Norum as a senior originator in the debt capital markets team. Norum will cover financial institutions and sovereigns, supranationals and agencies.
European ECM bankers are increasingly optimistic about the prospects for issuance in the rest of 2016 thanks to the double-digit percentage returns from IPOs in the region this year. Volume-weighted returns from EMEA listings this year are a handsome 10%, a level only two major EMEA indices can top – those in the niche markets of Russia and Egypt.
RWE offered ECM bankers a pick-me-up last week with projections for full-year performance at RWE International ahead of its IPO before year-end. The moniker selected for the new subsidiary is a little confusing as it pools the renewables, grid and retail activities of the group in Germany and abroad. The rump RWE will focus on conventional electricity generation and trading.