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.
In their attempts to offer a global suite of products to their clients, some banks run the risk of neglecting their domestic heritage. HSBC not only avoided this but managed to use its universal outlook to underpin its domestic achievements. HSBC is IFR’s Sterling Bond House of the Year.