Philip Wright - Associate Editor Fixed Income/Emerging Markets Philip Wright is an associate editor at IFR in charge of the fixed-income sector, across investment-grade, high-yield and emerging markets. He joined IFR in July 2000, having previously been on the banking side in a number of trading positions in the floating-rate note market, the most notable of which were five years at Girozentrale Vienna and four at Sakura Finance. He also has experience of portfolio management and broking in a City career that began in 1982.
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It takes confidence and a wealth of experience to successfully navigate around markets that throw up fresh challenges at seemingly every turn. Barclays displayed just the steady hand required and is IFR’s Bond House, Europe Investment-Grade Corporate Bond House and SSAR Bond House of the Year.
Taking an already strong franchise to the next level is never an easy proposition. Developing one asset class without neglecting another is a balancing act, and growing all at once is a remarkable achievement. But that is what HSBC managed, for which it is IFR’s Euro Bond House of the Year.
Thomson Reuters’ review of the first half of 2015 in the debt capital markets showed overall global debt capital markets activity dropped 12% from the same period last year.