Hot under the collar: banks make big calls in strategic equity

A surge in shareholder activism is providing banks with a lucrative new source of revenue, but they have to tread carefully or risk losing treasured corporate relationships, writes David Rothnie.

  • By David Rothnie
  • 17 Apr 2019
The decision by Bank of America to provide a $1.4bn funded equity collar to Edward Bramson’s Sherborne Investors to back its investment in Barclays has drawn criticism from some bankers apparently appalled at the idea of a bank “going against one of their own”, as if ...

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