People & Markets

  • Insurers bulked up on airline risk as export credit agencies pulled out

    Insurers bulked up on airline risk as export credit agencies pulled out

    Private sector insurance companies have written extensive guarantees for the purchase of new aircraft from Boeing and Airbus in the past two years, filling a gap in the market left by the retreat of US Eximbank and European export credit agencies. But with aircraft around the world grounded and airlines slashing capital expenditure, these insurance firms could be stuck with the risk.

  • Top banks hog crisis IG mandates

    Top banks hog crisis IG mandates

    Extraordinary times call for extraordinary capital markets activity. The North American corporate bond market funded a staggering record $194bn of investment grade issues in March while Europe has also been busy — shaking up the league tables and yielding a surprise windfall for the very largest investment banks.

  • Hennebry steps up to global DCM head at Santander

    Hennebry steps up to global DCM head at Santander

    Conor Hennebry has been promoted from head of European debt capital markets and syndicated lending to global DCM head, following the appointment of Rafael Noya as head of global debt finance.

  • Home a-loan: lenders learn to love WFH

    Home a-loan: lenders learn to love WFH

    The loans market has been one part of the capital markets that has perhaps unsurprisingly taken to working from home easier than most. Some loans bankers even see a world after the pandemic where one or two days a week working out of the office becomes the norm.

  • Your country needs you, investment bankers

    Your country needs you, investment bankers

    The 2008 financial crisis forged a generation of investment bankers well versed in advising governments — and with many having returned to banking, they are likely to be in demand again. But history suggests banks will not be earning lucrative fees, writes David Rothnie.

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