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Saturday, 17 February 2018

Philip Scipio' s stories

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    Banks take big fees in flat M&A market

    Ticker | 03 January 2018

    Global merger and acquisition activity was flat in 2017 from 2016, but there was a lot for dealmakers to get excited about as the number of deals picked up - translating into bigger fees for advisers.

  • Boutiques post record results to gain on big banks

    People & Markets | 28 April 2017

    Independent investment banks posted record revenue from M&A advisory in the first quarter, outperforming their larger rivals in the period as portfolio deals closed.

  • Canada's Home Capital seen as no test for contagion

    People & Markets | 02 June 2017

    Canada’s Home Capital Group is a poor test of contagion risk, according to US regulators looking at the mortgage lender’s derailment.

  • Citi bolsters activism defence practice

    People & Markets | 25 August 2017

    Citigroup has lured Muir Paterson from rival Goldman Sachs in an effort to beef up its shareholder activism advisory practice.

  • CVS/Aetna deal shakes up M&A tables

    People & Markets | 08 December 2017

    CVS Health’s proposed US$69bn acquisition of Aetna is shaking up rankings for M&A advisers in the last month of the year.

  • Goldman flops as rivals soar on FICC trading

    Ticker | 18 April 2017

    Goldman Sachs missed first quarter earnings expectations, dragged down by weak fixed income currency and commodity trading performance.

  • Greenhill hits a rough patch

    People & Markets | 18 August 2017

    Investment bank Greenhill is having a tough year. Assignments are down, earnings at the half-year stage were down and the stock price is hovering near a decade low. The firm’s rivals, Lazard, Evercore, Moelis, meanwhile are reporting record earnings and watching their shares hit fresh peaks.

  • Houlihan says distressed energy wave has crested

    People & Markets | 12 May 2017

    Independent investment bank Houlihan Lokey reported record earnings for its latest quarter, keeping pace with rivals who also banked fat fees from energy restructurings.

  • Jefferies

    Jefferies holds 3Q trading decline to 7%

    Ticker | 19 September 2017

    Independent investment bank Jefferies Group on Tuesday reported its third quarter revenues from trading were down only 7% at US$319.5m, a week after the largest US banks warned their trading revenues could be down as much as 20% in the quarter.

  • JP Morgan Q4 dragged down by trading

    People & Markets | 12 January 2018

    JP Morgan’s corporate and investment bank was dragged down by a tough period in fixed income trading in the fourth quarter and a big hit to equity trading from a single margin account.

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