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  • Deutsche’s Ross goes on leave

    Deutsche’s Ross goes on leave

    Frazer Ross, head of investment grade debt syndicate for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Deutsche Bank, is taking a sabbatical.

  • Six brokerages win top interbank underwriting licence

    Six brokerages win top interbank underwriting licence

    The National Association of Financial Market Institutional Investors (Nafmii) has for the first time in eight years handed out lead underwriting licences to securities houses — a move that will help them step up further in China’s Rmb102tr ($15.7tr) interbank bond market.

  • EU urged to use equity-like instruments to help smaller corporates

    EU urged to use equity-like instruments to help smaller corporates

    Many EU companies could do with capital beyond bog standard debt, according to the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (Afme). The trade body, in a report it produced alongside PwC, suggests encouraging the use of equity-adjacent products to fill balance sheet gaps from the coronavirus crisis.

  • Bryson hire reveals SMBC Nikko's capital markets ambitions

    Bryson hire reveals SMBC Nikko's capital markets ambitions

    SMBC Nikko wants to grow its capital markets and advisory business in EMEA, which is smaller than its parent’s heft in the loan market. It has hired Anthony Bryson, a former NatWest Markets and BNP Paribas banker, to lead the push.

  • Bryson gets top job at SMBC Nikko

    Bryson gets top job at SMBC Nikko

    Anthony Bryson has joined SMBC Nikko Capital Markets as deputy president and head of capital markets and advisory Emea in London.

  • People news in brief

    People news in brief

    Natixis promotes DCM bankers — Powell quits IFAD job — NatWest Markets makes Peberdy, Donaldson and Manwaring's positions permanent

  • Politics and Covid fail to dent UK fee pool optimism

    Politics and Covid fail to dent UK fee pool optimism

    Bankers are betting on a strong year for the UK — Europe’s biggest fee pool — but the overlapping concerns of Brexit, Covid-19 and regulation make for an uncertain outlook, writes David Rothnie.

  • Arbour joins ICG from Palamon Capital

    Arbour joins ICG from Palamon Capital

    Intermediate Capital Group, the UK alternative asset manager, has hired Philippe Arbour from Palamon Capital Partner to help further develop its Senior Debt Partners strategy.

  • City waits for divergence, or maybe equivalence

    City waits for divergence, or maybe equivalence

    Anyone who thought the culmination of a trade deal between the EU and UK would provide a shining ray of clarity for financial services as to the level of market access between the two has been proved wrong. Little progress on regulatory equivalence decisions has been made, and while this points the way towards divergence, it is still unclear how exactly the UK would go about this.

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