People & Markets

  • BNP Paribas bankers in Spain leave for boutique firm

    BNP Paribas bankers in Spain leave for boutique firm

    A group of BNP Paribas bankers in Spain have jumped ship to join boutique firm Beka Finance, according to market sources. One person familiar with the situation said that the French bank will refill these roles in due course.

  • HSBC brings back Horsburgh for UK role

    HSBC brings back Horsburgh for UK role

    HSBC is relocating the regional head of its leveraged and acquisition finance (LAF) business from Hong Kong to London to help implement its UK strategy.

  • Trump exit unleashes Financial Stability Board to act on climate

    Trump exit unleashes Financial Stability Board to act on climate

    The G20’s Financial Stability Board is cranking up its action on climate change again now that Donald Trump is no longer US president. This will feed the hopes of some sustainable finance supporters who want the FSB to drive progress on issues including environmental accounting.

  • VP heads back to KKR’s credit biz

    Vaibhav Piplapure, widely known as VP, has signed on for a second stint in KKR’s credit business, returning to the firm as a London-based managing director sourcing asset-based finance and speciality lending opportunities.

  • Mizuho hires Lepone to run loan trading

    Mizuho hires Lepone to run loan trading

    Mizuho has hired Robert Lepone as head of loan trading EMEA, a newly created job intended to expand the Japanese bank’s loan distribution capabilities.

  • Political deals tarnish Taxonomy’s claim to science-based objectivity

    Political deals tarnish Taxonomy’s claim to science-based objectivity

    The polite world of sustainable finance has collided with the ugly reality of politics in the past week, as open strife has broken out over the European Union’s sustainable finance legislation, especially the Taxonomy. Conservative and progressive elements are battling over a host of issues, above all whether gas power should ever be classed as sustainable, and the validity and even legality of the Taxonomy is being called into question.

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