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  • Credit Suisse cuts MD in bond origination

    Credit Suisse has let go of a managing director in debt capital markets.

    • 31 Jan 2018
  • HLEG report offers blueprint of sustainable finance system

    Europe has a good chance of being able to make a real start on greening its financial system, according to members of the High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance, which delivered its report to the European Commission on Wednesday.

    • 31 Jan 2018
  • Central banks’ new green network broadens focus to environment

    The first meeting of the Central Banks’ and Supervisors’ Network for Greening the Financial System has broadened the emphasis of the group’s work from a focus on climate change to one on climate and the environment.

    • 29 Jan 2018
  • EU needs official Green Bond Standard, HLEG to advise

    The European Commission is being advised to set up a comprehensive Sustainability Taxonomy by 2020 to guide investment decisions towards a greener economy, and to develop an official EU Green Bond Standard. These are key recommendations of its High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance, according to a leaked draft copy of its report seen by GlobalCapital.

    • 29 Jan 2018
  • EIF securitizations funnel structural funds to SMEs

    The European Investment Fund has completed a programme of synthetic securitizations in Italy, offering capital relief to five of the country’s lenders in return for cheaper lending in southern Italy.

    • 26 Jan 2018
  • Ross the boss as Saxo secures head of treasury

    Ulrik Ross, recently head of public sector and sustainable capital markets at HSBC, has joined Saxo as head of group treasury.

    • 26 Jan 2018
  • Former Commerzbank and Barclays DCM banker joins FCA

    An ex-SSA DCM banker has joined the UK's Financial Conduct Authority to focus on wholesale banking supervision.

    • 25 Jan 2018
  • Eight central banks form network to green the financial system

    Representatives of eight central banks including those of France, China, Mexico and the UK are meeting in Paris this week for the first time, as part of a new initiative to share best practice on how to make the financial system greener.

    • 23 Jan 2018
  • Goldman’s Weber moves to Middle East

    Martin Weber, a Goldman Sachs managing director, is moving to Dubai to run the bank’s MENA financing group.

    • 23 Jan 2018
  • Barclays European govvie traders hired by hedge funds

    Two European government bond traders who resigned earlier this year from Barclays are heading to hedge funds.

    • 18 Jan 2018
  • Big name Barclays MDs at risk in investment bank cull

    Barclays rolled out sweeping cuts to its investment bank on Wednesday, with around 100 jobs gone across the business, including several managing directors in the EMEA primary bonds business.

    • 18 Jan 2018
  • Moody’s upgrades Mongolian sovereign rating

    Moody’s upgraded the government of Mongolia’s long-term issuer and senior unsecured ratings to B3 from Caa1 on Thursday.

    • 18 Jan 2018
  • DMO head switches to investment bank

    The head of one of Europe's highest profile sovereign debt management agencies has returned to the sell side to run his new firm's investment banking business in his home country.

    • 16 Jan 2018
  • SSA funding officer switches to syndicate

    A senior funding officer at a European SSA has crossed the aisle to take up a syndicate position at an investment bank.

    • 15 Jan 2018
  • Chao says ciao to Singapore as IFC replaces Powell

    The International Finance Corp has appointed a new head of funding, following the departure of Ben Powell last October.

    • 15 Jan 2018
  • Swedish report recommends cash for green bond issuers

    Green bond issuers could be encouraged with a payment from the government if the bond finances a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, according to a report for the Swedish government this week.

    • 12 Jan 2018
  • AIIB hires ALM manager from OCBC

    Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank announced the latest catch in its hiring spree on Friday. Yunan Gao will join the supranational’s team in March.

    • 12 Jan 2018
  • China sticks with US Treasuries – for now

    The State Administration of Foreign Exchange (Safe) has poured cold water over claims that China may stop buying US Treasury bonds. But there is a need for the country to diversify its debt portfolio in the long run if it is serious about promoting RMB internationalisation, economists told GlobalRMB.

    • 12 Jan 2018
  • Green and social to drive revamped DZ Bank in DCM

    DZ Bank has overhauled its debt capital markets operation and plans to use its sustainable finance credentials to push for more international business, especially in SSAs and covered bonds.

    • 11 Jan 2018
  • Agricole puts green banker in Asia

    Crédit Agricole has moved one of its sustainable banking specialists to Asia, hoping to capitalise on what it expects to be a growing market for green bonds.

    • 11 Jan 2018
  • MTN banker Kleine heads to Credit Suisse

    GlobalCapital understands Stefan Kleine, formerly of BNP Paribas, will be joining Credit Suisse in a non-syndicate role.

    • 08 Jan 2018
  • SSAs and sovereigns split on retail under new distribution rules

    As the first trades of the new year hit the screen this week, one new line stuck out in the deal announcements — a specification that the target market for the issue would only be eligible counterparties and professional clients, a piece of boilerplate to comply with the new MiFID II rules.

    • 04 Jan 2018
  • MiFID maelstrom as banks squabble over bond fees

    Banks have been pushed by new regulation to reveal their new issue bond fees for the first time, potentially shaking up competition in European DCM. But confusion over the rules has meant no consensus on how to share the information, leaving underwriters and issuers alike to improvise in the first week of MiFID II.

    • 04 Jan 2018
  • NatWest Markets scoops new names for push in SSAs

    NatWest Markets has added three new members to its SSA team in an attempt to “beef up” its capabilities in the sector, according to Rom Balax, head of SSA syndicate at the bank.

    • 04 Jan 2018
  • Michele Montefiori leaves Eurofima

    Eurofima’s head of capital markets has left the organisation, according to two sources.

    • 02 Jan 2018