NatWest Markets fights back in FIG

NatWest Markets has come a long way since the dark days of its repeated restructurings. For a while, RBS was a punchline for gallows humour about the state of investment banking (not to mention the participation of the state in investment banking). Senior bankers jumped or were pushed, while the firm closed offices, sold off its US operations, trimmed its ambitions and seemed ready to settle down as a bit-part domestic player in the capital markets. But it is often darkest before the dawn.

  • By Owen Sanderson
  • 02 Aug 2018

Since the last big bout of restructuring in 2015, RBS (reborn as NatWest Markets in 2016) has been bounding up the league tables in FIG.

The firm’s model is distinctive and bears the legacy of its restructuring. RBS’s sale of Hoare Govett to Jefferies in 2012 ...

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