People & Markets

  • GBP considers guidance on Enel-style bonds

    GBP considers guidance on Enel-style bonds

    The Green Bond Principles organisation has gone public with its plans to set up a working group on sustainability-linked bonds. It will be charged with working out whether the GBP should issue guidance on the new structure — a move that would ensure the GBP remains relevant as the sustainable finance market changes.

  • People moves in brief

    People moves in brief

    No more Vice at ICE — Barclays places Hill at risk — HSBC picks head of new illiquid credit syndicate unit

  • PE seeks new exit as MiFID grinds public markets

    PE seeks new exit as MiFID grinds public markets

    Private equity firms are looking at different ways of monetising their investments, rather than the usual IPO routes, as regulation makes smaller firms less viable in the public markets. Alternative capital providers outside the usual buyout community are also boosting their allocations to private assets.

  • Corp finance chief Wallace to leave HSBC

    Corp finance chief Wallace to leave HSBC

    HSBC is looking for a new head of corporate finance coverage to replace Matthew Wallace, who is quitting the firm. Meanwhile, Simon Derrick and Michael Ellam have been handed new jobs as the bank reorganises the way it covers investors and public sector institutions. In Asia Pacific, Rami Hayek is leaving his post.

  • UBS IB spends $80m on restructuring the workforce

    UBS IB spends $80m on restructuring the workforce

    UBS’s investment bank spent around $80m from restructuring related to personnel at the end of last year. The Swiss bank has also said it will look into partnerships with other banks for its investment bank.

  • Kawohl heads to HIG for distressed debt

    Kawohl heads to HIG for distressed debt

    Bayside Capital, the branch of private equity firm HIG Capital that invests in special situations and distressed debt, has appointed Florian Kawohl as a managing director.

  • HSBC names head for illiquid credit syndicate unit

    HSBC names head for illiquid credit syndicate unit

    HSBC has appointed Vinay Raj as head of illiquid credit syndicate, a new structure within the firm's global syndicate operations focused on distributing structured finance, infrastructure, real estate and distressed debt.