UK competition hots up but Brexit, election hits deals

By David Rothnie
08 Jun 2017

The rise of Barclays and HSBC in UK investment banking, against a backdrop of falling fees and political uncertainty, puts further pressure on an already crowded market and the squeeze will only get worse, argues David Rothnie.

It’s Groundhog Day for UK investment banking. Less than a year ago, deals were on ice as the UK prepared to vote in the referendum on EU membership. It’s a similar story again as companies wait for the outcome of the general election before pushing ahead with strategic ...

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