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Investment Banking Awards 2015

The Banker's Investment Banking Awards, 2015

There has been no let up in the pace of change in the investment banking industry in 2015, and The Banker celebrates the participants that moved their feet fast enough to keep up. 

The great talent migration

The great talent migration: how Asia-Pacific lenders are taking the top bankers

The past year has seen Asia-Pacific banks attracting top transaction banking talent away from global institutions. What is triggering a reverse migration from global to regional? Joy Macknight investigates.

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Merck’s three-stage launch takes off

Merck’s acquisition of fellow pharmaceuticals group Sigma-Aldrich required a great deal of forward planning and the nerve to be the first transaction after the summer break without a roadshow.

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Top 100 Arab Banks 2015: another strong year

Banks across the Arab world continue to perform well despite the turbulent political environment, according to The Banker’s Top 100 Arab banks ranking. 


Carlo Messina: turning Intesa Sanpaolo around

After reporting the bank’s best half-year results, Intesa Sanpaolo’s chief executive Carlo Messina is upbeat about its future in Italy, thanks to booming wealth management and life insurance businesses, and growth opportunities in some of its central and eastern European subsidiaries.


South Korea's capital markets advance with caution

South Korea’s booming capital markets and robust legislation show that the Asian crisis of 1997 had some beneficial long-term effects, which even neighbouring China’s recent wobbles cannot derail.

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Baird reaps rewards of US private equity taste for Europe

Mergers and acquisition specialists Baird has used its  trans-Atlantic strength to cash in on a rush of US private equity firms to European shores. 


BNP Paribas begins mass production

Investment banking is in an extreme state of flux, and BNP Paribas is undergoing a deep reorganisation of its global markets division. Michael Watt talks to its head of global markets about mass production, cost pressures and the future of the industry. 

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De-risking Latin America

Regulators’ attempts to crack down on illicit activities are pushing foreign banks out of correspondent relations or entire Latin American and Caribbean markets. Silvia Pavoni looks at what the long-term impact of this will be on the region’s international banking activities.


Has the renminbi's internationalisation rise been thrown off course?

The renminbi is now the world's fifth most popular international payment currency, and has the fourth placed Japanese yen in its sights. Financial policy reform and the introduction of new clearing centres have been crucial to this rise, but will the troubles the Chinese economy has experienced in the past few months derail its progress?

Lisa Robins, Deutsche Bank

Corporate cash management: the Asian challenge

As China steps up its currency liberalisation programme, corporates are having an easier time managing their cash across Asia as a whole. But staying abreast of the changing regulatory regimes in different jurisdictions continues to be a challenge.

Gottfried Leibbrandt

Swift CEO sees further opportunities in Asia and Africa

In advance of Sibos 2015 in Singapore, Swift chief executive Gottfried Leibbrandt talks to Brian Caplen about progress in payments and the society's developments in Asian and African markets.

IMF and World Bank annual meetings

The Banker's Silvia Pavoni and James King will report from the IMF/World Bank's annual meetings in Lima, Peru. Here are their thoughts on the gathering and its high profile speakers.  

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Reg Rage

EU goes it alone on securitisation

European Commission proposals to ease bank capital requirements on asset-backed securities have not yet satisfied the Europeans, but have already unnerved the Americans.

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