People & Markets

  • People moves in brief

    People moves in brief

    HSBC hires Lahham for MENA corporate finance — Lisanti broadens markets role at Citi — Muscatt joins BMO

  • HSBC appoints Lahham for advisory and coverage

    HSBC appoints Lahham for advisory and coverage

    Nabil Lahham has joined HSBC to head up advisory and corporate finance coverage for the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. He was most recently at Perella Weinberg Partners.

  • Sustainability: more stick, less carrot

    Sustainability: more stick, less carrot

    Sustainable finance players are enthusiastic about regulation, which they expect to bring clarity and order to the market. It may — though when the new EU rules are implemented they are likely to irk participants more than they expect. But what would be really effective are direct actions that bypass finance.

  • Santander scores solution for costly undrawn revolver exposures

    Santander scores solution for costly undrawn revolver exposures

    Santander has bought credit protection on two portfolios of undrawn revolving credit facilities, taking advantage of a regulatory decision last year to sharply boost the efficiency of the protection. The deal points the way for banks to cut the costs of providing revolvers, which are usually extended as a ‘loss leader’ for a broader banking relationship.

  • US natural gas exposure hits Natixis

    US natural gas exposure hits Natixis

    Natixis, one of the investment banks that has gone furthest to prioritise greener financing, had to ramp up its provisions for credit loss from US natural gas producers in the fourth quarter, pointing to “structural transformation” in the sector. But it told GlobalCapital that it still saw opportunity in the industry.

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