Bank Strategy

  • Market welcomes new Natixis CEO Namias

    Market welcomes new Natixis CEO Namias

    Investors appeared positive on Natixis's prospects on Tuesday morning after the replacement of François Riahi as chief executive with Nicolas Namias. Meanwhile, the bank has said it will reposition its equities division after it endured another tough quarter.

  • Embattled HSBC to press on with restructuring

    Embattled HSBC to press on with restructuring

    HSBC revealed a big increase in credit loss provisions in its second quarter results on Monday, as it vowed to step up the pace of its strategy shift. In the investment bank, it was a strong outing for fixed income and currencies trading, but a disappointing quarter for equities.

  • Transition idea key as banks present sustainability goals

    Transition idea key as banks present sustainability goals

    Citi, Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse all launched pledges related to environmentally friendly financing this week, as banks face continued pressure to make their balance sheet greener. The details of the announcements also displayed how the idea of “transitioning” high-carbon companies to become more sustainable has become popular in banking.

  • Gottstein creates unified investment bank at Credit Suisse

    Gottstein creates unified investment bank at Credit Suisse

    Credit Suisse is bringing its disparate markets and investment banking operations into one division, it announced on Thursday, as new chief executive Thomas Gottstein draws out a fresh structure for the bank. The bank is aiming to create savings to be invested elsewhere, but did not give much detail about where cuts would be made.

  • Boutique wheel of fortune spins into another crisis

    Boutique wheel of fortune spins into another crisis

    Independent firms were the big winners of the 2008 financial meltdown. But they will find the Covid-19 crisis tougher to navigate, as they grapple with a unique set of challenges, writes David Rothnie.

  • DB’s Johnsson: perceptions of our ECM franchise have changed

    DB’s Johnsson: perceptions of our ECM franchise have changed

    Deutsche Bank on Wednesday released a stellar set of results for origination for the second quarter, compared with consensus estimates, its previous results and to a lesser extent competitors. Henrik Johnsson, co-head of European banking and capital markets, said that the bank’s strengths became more valuable during the coronavirus crisis.

  • Fatigued equity investors set to be more selective

    Fatigued equity investors set to be more selective

    Equity capital markets have been relentless since the first coronavirus rescue issues in the spring. There is no let-up, with several large deals announced in the past fortnight and scheduled to be priced in August. However, bankers are worried that tired investors are near breaking point.

  • HSBC creates solutions teams for ESG, FIG and corps

    HSBC creates solutions teams for ESG, FIG and corps

    HSBC has become the latest bank to create a dedicated team for sustainable finance amid the coronavirus crisis. This is part of a new strategic solutions group, which will also house two other solutions units: one for corporate finance, and one for financial institutions and capital.

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