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Saturday, 21 October 2017

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  • Euro Bond House: BNP Paribas

    All Special Reports | 16 December 2016

    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.

  • Sterling Bond House: Barclays

    All Special Reports | 16 December 2016

    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.

  • Barclays global finance head Langley to leave amid rejig

    People & Markets | 26 August 2016

    John Langley, Barclays’ head of global finance and risk solutions (GFRS), is leaving after a decade at the firm, as the British bank rejigged the structure of its investment bank into two distinct units led from London and New York.

  • MOVES-Barclays' GFRS head Langley to retire from industry

    Ticker | 24 August 2016

    John Langley, Barclays’ head of global finance and risk solutions (GFRS), is retiring from the industry to pursue other opportunities, according to an internal memo seen by IFR.

  • Bond House, European Investment-Grade Corporate Bond House and SSAR Bond House: Barclays cartoon

    Bond House, Europe Investment-Grade Corporate Bond House and SSAR Bond House: Barclays

    All Special Reports | 18 December 2015

    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.

  • Euro Bond House: HSBC cartoon

    Euro Bond House: HSBC

    All Special Reports | 18 December 2015

    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.

  • Sterling Bond House: HSBC cartoon

    Sterling Bond House: HSBC

    All Special Reports | 18 December 2015

    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.

  • Mario Draghi addresses a news conference

    ECB underwhelms with additional easing measures

    Top News | 04 December 2015

    Any expectations of a meaningful flurry of SSA bond issuance going into year-end were dealt a blow last Thursday – and fears were expressed for issuance levels in January – when ECB president Mario Draghi announced amendments to the central bank’s monetary easing initiative that left market participants feeling distinctly underwhelmed.

  • Isolated high spots as DCM volumes fall

    Bonds | 03 July 2015

    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.

  • Danaher

    DCM stalls, but ECM stands firm

    Top News | 03 July 2015

    While the bond markets have not been entirely closed by events in Greece, there has been precious little new issuance in spite of a pipeline that has been continuing to grow.

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