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  • AIB buys Ulster Bank’s €4.2bn loan book

    Allied Irish Banks has bought around €4.2bn of performing corporate and commercial loans from Ulster Bank, marking a major step in the NatWest-owned Ulster Bank’s withdrawal from the Republic of Ireland.

    • 28 Jun 2021
  • Citi reveals BCMA leadership for UK and Ireland

    Citi named on Monday who will be chairman and co-heads of its banking, capital markets and advisory division for the UK and Ireland.

    • 28 Jun 2021
  • Barclays poaches from JP Morgan for real estate IB push

    Barclays has poached a leading real estate investment banker from JP Morgan in a move rivals say could lead to shift in banking relationships.

    • 24 Jun 2021
  • ECB’s Schnabel hints at shape of green QE

    The pace at which central banks are accelerating towards skewing monetary policy to support the fight against climate change was brought home this week by a speech by Isabel Schnabel, an executive board member at the European Central Bank, in which she went further than ever before in calling for strong action and hinted at how the ECB might do it.

    • 17 Jun 2021
  • Schrameier exits Standard Chartered in Frankfurt

    Standard Chartered's head of financial markets and financial market sales for continental Europe, Stephan Schrameier, is no longer with the bank.

    • 17 Jun 2021
  • MUFG announces new role for Chafetz

    MUFG has appointed Randall Chafetz — who was its first non-Japanese executive officer — to the new role of vice-chairman of the global corporate and investment bank, based in New York.

    • 15 Jun 2021
  • BofA forms EMEA ESG council as it seeks ‘glidepath’ to lower emissions

    Bank of America has set up an EMEA ESG strategic council chaired and led by three senior investment bankers, to intensify its effort to reduce its carbon footprint and manage its climate risks. BofA made a net zero commitment in February but has not yet set out its decarbonisation trajectory.

    • 11 Jun 2021
  • UK to be torn between harmony and leadership on green regulation

    The UK has begun the process of creating its own versions of the European Union’s sustainable finance regulations, by picking a Green Technical Advisory Group to help it draft a green taxonomy. It will face two conflicting priorities: to maximise harmonisation by staying close to EU rules; and to depart from them, for a variety of reasons including the possibility of improving on the EU’s approach.

    • 10 Jun 2021
  • First GBP update since 2018 calls for holistic disclosure

    The Green and Social Bond Principles organisation published the first new version of the Green Bond Principles since 2018 on Thursday. It strengthens the recommendations that issuers publish a bond framework and obtain an external review, and encourages issuers to communicate about their organisation-wide sustainability efforts, not just the assets linked to the labelled bond.

    • 10 Jun 2021
  • BofA puts big hitters on EMEA ESG council

    Bank of America has set up an EMEA ESG strategic council chaired and led by three senior investment bankers, to intensify its effort to reduce its carbon footprint and manage its climate risks.

    • 10 Jun 2021
  • Habeck returns to syndicate at SMBC

    Former Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley banker Dolph Habeck has landed a senior syndicate role at SMBC Nikko in New York, following his recent spell at Greensill Capital.

    • 10 Jun 2021
  • JPM sends levfin bankers to US

    JP Morgan has reorganized its leveraged finance capital markets operations in EMEA, with Todd Rothman and David De Boltz having relocated from London to New York.

    • 08 Jun 2021
  • JP Morgan lures Elfring out of retirement

    The former co-head of Bank of America Merrill Lynch's EMEA corporate and investment bank, Bob Elfring, has returned to banking in a vice-chair role at JP Morgan after retiring in 2018.

    • 07 Jun 2021
  • Counting down the gigatonnes: Tuffley on Citi’s low carbon transition

    Leaving investment banking to join the world of impact investing and environmental NGOs is not something people do lightly. But having made that move a decade ago, Keith Tuffley has been tempted back, to help shape the response of Citigroup’s investment bank to the accelerating rise of sustainability.

    • 07 Jun 2021
  • EIB hires funding official from BMW

    Tobias Rischen joined the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg on Monday as an associate funding officer.

    • 02 Jun 2021