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  • HIG Capital hires another MD for European direct lending biz

    HIG Capital has hired a managing director from Houlihan Lokey for its European direct lending platform.

    • 26 Feb 2021
  • GlobalCapital Syndicated Loan, Leveraged Finance and Private Debt Awards 2020: the full results

    After a poll of market participants at the end of 2020, GlobalCapital can now reveal the winners of its annual Syndicated Loan and Leveraged Finance Awards. GlobalCapital can also reveal the winners of the Private Debt Awards. Regrettably, we still cannot celebrate the awards with you in person, but we congratulate all the winners and nominees in this exceptionally challenging year.

    • 26 Feb 2021
  • BlackRock and Amundi: climate actions to speak louder than words

    BlackRock and Amundi, the largest asset managers in the US and Europe, have both published policies on how they intend to engage with companies about climate change. After widespread criticism, BlackRock has moved a long way towards a more proactive stance, but it is not clear yet that either firm is prepared to get really tough with high carbon emitters — especially in their passive portfolios.

    • 25 Feb 2021
  • NatWest picks new head of debt origination

    NatWest has promoted Carla Floyd to head of debt and financing solutions — a newly created job that sits in its ringfenced bank but nonetheless effectively involves running debt capital markets origination for corporate clients.

    • 25 Feb 2021
  • Bots hires two ahead of live pilot of DCM platform in Q2

    Bond Origination Technologies (Bots), a new tech company that aims to automate pricing indications in the primary debt capital markets, has made two hires as it prepares to launch its first live pilot in the second quarter.

    • 22 Feb 2021
  • Singapore plants seeds for Orchid bonds

    The Singapore Exchange (SGX) and Brussels-based Euroclear Bank have teamed up to launch a new bond structure in Asia.

    • 19 Feb 2021
  • Bank CEOs join Prince Charles’s net zero bid

    Working out how banks can take credible pathways towards net zero emissions will be top of the agenda for the A-list of the banking industry’s chief executives who have joined the Prince of Wales’ new Financial Services Task Force.

    • 18 Feb 2021
  • Axa promotes two to lead responsible investing

    Axa Investment Managers has reorganised its responsible investment team, after the departures of Matt Christensen and Yo Takatsuki in the past six months.

    • 18 Feb 2021
  • M&A lawyer jumps industry to JP Morgan

    Charlie Jacobs, senior partner and chairman at law firm Linklaters, is set to become co-head of UK investment banking at JP Morgan.

    • 17 Feb 2021
  • HSBC picks new sustainability chief

    HSBC has appointed a group chief sustainability officer, Celine Herweijer, to lead its effort to fulfil its commitment to being a net zero carbon emissions bank by 2050.

    • 16 Feb 2021
  • China property bonds bounce back after difficult week

    Dollar bonds from high yield Chinese real estate companies tightened in the secondary market on Tuesday, after plummeting in the run up to the Lunar New Year break amid news from firms under liquidity pressure.

    • 16 Feb 2021
  • New face to lead HSBC sustainability as Klier quits

    HSBC’s CEO Noel Quinn is expected to announce a new leader for its sustainability agenda soon, as Daniel Klier is leaving to join Arabesque, an asset manager and technology company.

    • 12 Feb 2021
  • BNPP hires Moodley for UK advisory

    Kirshlen Moodley, formerly a member of JP Morgan's UK M&A team, has joined BNP Paribas.

    • 12 Feb 2021
  • RBC completes the DirectBooks dozen

    RBC Capital Markets has become the 12th bank to join DirectBooks, a platform which aims to streamline the communications processes in the issuance of corporate bonds.

    • 11 Feb 2021
  • Lombard Odier hires for sustainable private credit strategies

    Lombard Odier has made two senior hires to help cultivate sustainable private credit strategies.

    • 08 Feb 2021
  • Regulators weaken green disclosure rules to please investors

    European financial regulators have bowed to pressure from investment firms and their trade bodies, and look set to weaken the requirements of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation, a central part of the EU's Sustainable Finance Action Plan.

    • 05 Feb 2021
  • Commerz looks at outsourcing equities sales and trading

    Under its new "Strategy 2024" plan, Commerzbank is considering outsourcing equities services to a partner as several rivals have done. It also wants to focus its equity capital markets and M&A franchises more squarely on existing clients.

    • 04 Feb 2021
  • People moves in brief

    HSBC's Henry to retire — European Commission borrows IR and funding officials from EIB — Paterson joins CQS

    • 04 Feb 2021
  • Goldman unveils $200bn unicorn plan

    Goldman Sachs is trying to steal a march on rivals as it looks to turbo-charge its European business by leading the listings of the region’s most vibrant start-ups, writes David Rothnie.

    • 04 Feb 2021
  • Hayfin names new portfolio manager in private credit

    Alternative asset manager Hayfin has appointed a former Bank of America managing director as a portfolio manager for private credit.

    • 02 Feb 2021
  • Danske reshuffle keeps loans apart from bonds

    Danske Bank’s new large corporates and institutions business, headed by Berit Behring, took effect on Monday, with three global client-facing divisions. Loans — grouped with primary and secondary equities and the advisory business — is in a different division from bonds.

    • 02 Feb 2021
  • BayernLB forges one syndicate to rule them all

    BayernLB is consolidating its loan, bond and Schuldschein syndicate desks into one debt finance syndicate. The bank's former head of leasing and securitization will head the new outfit.

    • 02 Feb 2021
  • Cairn buys distressed credit manager

    Cairn Capital, the alternative credit asset management firm in which Mediobanca has a majority stake, has agreed a deal to buy and merge with Bybrook Capital.

    • 02 Feb 2021
  • Hainan Airlines shares plunge on reorganisation, profit warning

    The share prices of key subsidiaries of HNA Group took a beating on Monday after the beleaguered Chinese conglomerate announced a bankruptcy restructuring. One of its companies, Hainan Airlines Holding Co, also forecast $10bn of losses for 2020.

    • 01 Feb 2021