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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Hitting market themes, leading innovation and gaining market share may be aspirations held dear by many underwriting banks but they are frustratingly difficult to achieve. One bank managed just this in the euro market in 2016, however. BNP Paribas is IFR’s Euro Bond House of the Year.
Maintaining focus at home while also performing a leading role on the global stage requires application that not all possess. Barclays, however, is no stranger to treading this path and is able to do so in a way that means it never loses focus. Barclays is IFR’s Sterling Bond House of the Year.
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.