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  • Ferber lashes out at ESMA for Ophèle appointment

    Ferber lashes out at ESMA for Ophèle appointment

    MEP Markus Ferber has come out swinging at the European Securities and Markets Authority for appointing chief French regulator Robert Ophèle to temporarily chair its central counterparty (CCP) supervisory committee.

  • Swaptions at risk in €STR transition, warns ECB working group

    Swaptions at risk in €STR transition, warns ECB working group

    The European Central Bank’s private sector working group on euro risk-free rates has recommended market participants replace Eonia products with €STR-referencing derivatives “as soon as possible” and flagged a threat to swaptions in the transition.

  • Natixis sparks Gallois to lead investment banking

    Natixis sparks Gallois to lead investment banking

    Alain Gallois will become Natixis’s global head of investment banking, replacing Mohamed Kallala. The latter is heading over to run global markets, with that role’s incumbent, Luc François, leaving the bank.

  • HSBC plans to slim down rates, derivs, equities in Europe

    HSBC plans to slim down rates, derivs, equities in Europe

    HSBC’s new strategic plan involves numerous changes to its investment banking division, including shifting resources to Asia and the Middle East, reducing the scale of many operations in the European markets business, and combining product functions with commercial banking.

  • Lyxor launches second suite of ESG high yield ETFs

    Lyxor has launched a suite of environmental, social and governance high yield exchange-traded funds, following BlackRock’s iShares into the burgeoning market for investment products screened for sustainability. The French firm switched its investment grade ETF to follow a sustainable index last year, but opted to create a new product line for high yield.

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