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Wave of distress stirs rescue bids

April 7, 2008

Structured investment vehicles were among the most prominent victims of the credit crunch, creating an unprecedented set of challenges for debt restructuring. Philip Alexander looks at how the market is managing the process.

Driver UK deal helps RBS swerve slowdown

April 7, 2008

The credit crisis has brought the ABS market to near standstill. However, RBS has remained active in the field and used its healthy relationship with VW to good effect, reports Edward Russell-Walling.

Whatever happened to ‘negative flex’?

April 7, 2008

In the wake of the market crisis, fewer syndicated loans are being issued, terms are tighter, prices are up and non-bank investors have virtually left the market, reports Joanne Hart.

Roberto Vila

April 7, 2008

Commerzbank’s global head of equity derivatives talks to Natasha de Terán about the bank’s expansion plans away from its European strongholds and the secret behind the company’s low staff turnover.

Virtual concept to critical mass

March 4, 2008

Islamic finance is growing fast in the Gulf region as banks look for new growth opportunities, but it is also making inroads into non-Muslim markets, writes Stephen Timewell.

Exotix boldly tackles the Yemeni frontiers

March 4, 2008

So-called ‘frontier markets’ hold no fears for some investors. Edward Russell-Walling reports on how broker-cum-investment bank Exotix went digging for profits in the zinc mines of Yemen.

Prescriptions for a capital raising headache

March 4, 2008

As write-downs hit, many banks are being left with no alternative but to raise more capital this year. Some believe that hybrid securities will be the favoured approach, others believe that market conditions will make the equity and equity-linked markets the easier route. Neil Sen reports.

Jacques Brand & Jim DeNaut

March 4, 2008

In some cases two heads are better than one, and the managing directors and co-heads of global corporate finance at Deutsche Bank have got global client management down to a fine art using the partnership approach, as Kathryn Tully discovers.


March 4, 2008

A successful brand will deliver a better customer experience, higher revenues and more profits. The Banker’s Top 500 Financial Brands listing puts a financial value on the leading brands and ranks them accordingly. Report by Michael Imeson.

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