Southpaw: BNPP puts London at heart of push for investment banking big league

BNP Paribas is one of the winners from the financial crisis. Now it has set its sights on becoming a leading force in corporate finance across Europe. David Rothnie assesses the challenges ahead for Thierry Varène.

  • 25 Jun 2010

BNP Paribas is the biggest bank in the eurozone and an investment banking titan within France. But its cautious approach has held it back from being a top player in corporate finance on the international stage.

That is set to change, according Thierry Varène, the bank’s global head of ...

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