Southpaw: Boutique bankers: fashionable again in new era

Do you want to work for a firm that is free to pay you on the basis of the business you generate and not on the dictat of government bureaucrats? A firm that has not been hamstrung by a broken business model? A firm whose clients respect the independence of your advice? And a firm small enough not to worry about anxious regulators crawling over your business? Boutique investment banking is back, says David Rothnie, though like the rest of the industry, it too faces tough challenges.

  • 24 Oct 2008
the new investment banking industry is taking shape and it consists of a smaller number of integrated institutions having a larger market share. This sharp concentration of power in the hands of the new Bank of America, Barclays and others, not only poses a serious threat to middle-ground ...

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5 Barclays 226,573.92 880 5.82%

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1 HSBC 34,312.86 161 6.57%
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