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  • HSBC wants to take mid-market push beyond UK

    HSBC wants to take mid-market push beyond UK

    HSBC might be in the middle of a big restructuring, but that isn’t stopping plans to develop mid-market M&A efforts in France, Germany and Asia as well as the UK, writes David Rothnie. The bank has also bolstered its teams covering specific sectors.

  • Okuda starts efficiency drive at Nomura

    Okuda starts efficiency drive at Nomura

    Nomura has cut jobs in its investment banking business in Europe over the summer, following losses in leveraged finance, as its new chief executive eyes up other regions for growth, writes David Rothnie.

  • ABN Amro to slim down CIB

    ABN Amro to slim down CIB

    ABN Amro plans to quit corporate banking outside Europe, except for clearing, and also exit trade and commodity finance in a shake-out of its corporate and investment banking activities.

  • Embattled HSBC to press on with restructuring

    Embattled HSBC to press on with restructuring

    HSBC revealed a big increase in credit loss provisions in its second quarter results on Monday, as it vowed to step up the pace of its strategy shift. In the investment bank, it was a strong outing for fixed income and currencies trading, but a disappointing quarter for equities.

  • Gottstein creates unified investment bank at Credit Suisse

    Gottstein creates unified investment bank at Credit Suisse

    Credit Suisse is bringing its disparate markets and investment banking operations into one division, it announced on Thursday, as new chief executive Thomas Gottstein draws out a fresh structure for the bank. The bank is aiming to create savings to be invested elsewhere, but did not give much detail about where cuts would be made.

  • HSBC creates solutions teams for ESG, FIG and corps

    HSBC creates solutions teams for ESG, FIG and corps

    HSBC has become the latest bank to create a dedicated team for sustainable finance amid the coronavirus crisis. This is part of a new strategic solutions group, which will also house two other solutions units: one for corporate finance, and one for financial institutions and capital.

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