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  • Ngie returns to UBS for Greater China corporate finance job

    UBS has created a new corporate finance group within the Greater China team that will mainly focus on the execution of IPOs, according to an internal memo seen by GlobalCapital Asia.

    • 30 Jun 2020
  • Citi appoints Antill to lead new public sector solutions unit

    Citi has created a cross-border and public sector solutions (XPS) team, which will be headed by Valentina Antill globally, with Abhishek Kapur taking charge of Asia Pacific.

    • 26 Jun 2020
  • EIB might give banks the jolt they need on climate

    The weakness of communication along the capital markets chain is one reason why so little progress has been made on greening the economy.

    • 25 Jun 2020
  • ESG aspirations go mainstream as IBs emerge from Covid

    The Covid-19 outbreak has spurred at least one change for the better. Five banks have established dedicated ESG teams since the start of the pandemic to meet demand from clients committed to being more conscientious, writes David Rothnie.

    • 25 Jun 2020
  • ING veteran van Rijswijk takes top job

    Steven van Rijswijk has been appointed the new chief executive of ING, after Ralph Hamers decided to join UBS. Van Rijswijk has worked his way up at ING, having worked in a number of roles in the investment bank.

    • 19 Jun 2020
  • Newmarket begins fresh quest for impact in securitization

    Securitization is the most mathematical of debt markets, and synthetic securitization its most abstract department. But in a niche within that niche is a small investment firm, for which the market is all about ideas and people. Jon Hay reports.

    • 18 Jun 2020
  • Deutsche Bank creates ‘strategic capital markets’ group, Toomey to head

    Deutsche Bank has appointed Diarmuid Toomey head of its newly created strategic capital markets group, which will combine leveraged finance, structured equity and equity-linked products, according to a memo seen by GlobalCapital.

    • 18 Jun 2020
  • Barclays alums look to breathe new life into Panmure

    The success of Rich Ricci’s banking comeback depends on getting a revered old broking brand back on its feet.

    • 18 Jun 2020
  • Jefferies targets European CLO primary with double raid on market leader Citi

    Jefferies has taken two more bankers from Citi’s EMEA CLO operation to join former syndicate head Laura Coady in setting up a primary CLO team and overhauling its European securitized products business.

    • 16 Jun 2020
  • UBS gives Peter sustainability role

    Armin Peter has been made head of sustainable banking for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at UBS.

    • 16 Jun 2020
  • Banks must be held to high standards in public

    The green bond market lets investors scrutinise the way issuers use their money, promoting good behaviour. Now, the focus is turning to the middle men: the banks. It is a welcome iteration, given their importance in financing either a green or brown future, but we must push them further.

    • 11 Jun 2020
  • BNPP’s big investment bank test lies ahead

    BNP Paribas has provided €40bn of loans to corporate clients in the eye of the Covid-19 storm, amid claims that rivals are retrenching. David Rothnie asks if balance sheet support will result in bigger corporate finance fees.

    • 11 Jun 2020
  • HSBC, StanChart under fire over HK security law support

    HSBC and Standard Chartered are facing a backlash from investors and politicians after publicly supporting China’s planned security law for Hong Kong.

    • 11 Jun 2020
  • NatWest makes Begbie permanent boss

    Robert Begbie has been appointed permanent chief executive of NatWest Markets, while David King, formerly head of MUFG Securities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, becomes chief financial officer.

    • 11 Jun 2020
  • M&A shows resilience but still far from resurgent

    A $5bn take-private of Spanish telecoms operator MasMovil is the first sign of the return of M&A deal-making. But as bankers work frantically behind the scenes to rebuild the market, the big, integrated houses look set to dominate, writes David Rothnie.

    • 04 Jun 2020