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SGCIB looks to fill the covered bonds gap

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No one in the covered bonds market had a busier start to 2017 than Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking, seen as a leading liquidity provider. And while others are pulling out of the sector, SGCIB perceives this as a chance to increase its share of the market, as Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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UniCredit CIB’s co-heads find one and one make three

Today 09:00 am

UniCredit Corporate & Investment Banking’s co-chiefs talk to Danielle Myles about the bank’s new strategic plan, leveraging the bank’s vast corporate client base, and how the division stands to benefit from Brexit. 

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Will banks follow the reshoring trend?

February 28, 2017

The reshoring of manufacturing is well under way but the globalisation of services is set to continue. However, as Brian Caplen writes, for banks the offshoring/reshoring calculation is extremely complex.

Embracing technological innovation can safeguard and improve financial industry's future

February 27, 2017

Although technology can sometimes feel like a threat, financial institutions that embrace it can slash costs, reduce cyber risks and better meet customer needs, says Timothy Adams of the Institute of International Finance.

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Fire your bank analyst – hire a data scientist

February 20, 2017

Both running a bank and investing in a bank are being transformed by data analytics, writes Brian Caplen.

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Phoenix Group makes sterling Tier 3 capital first

February 15, 2017

After a period of sizeable acquisitions, UK life assurance giant Phoenix Group Holdings took advantage of Tier 3 capital’s shorter minimum maturity to move senior bank loans into hybrid capital. Joanne Hart reports.

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Buying a fintech company? Beware of the numbers

February 14, 2017

Banks looking to partner with or buy a fintech company need to do careful analysis, as the sector is notorious for using non-GAAP financial measures to present a glowing picture. Brian Caplen looks at what to avoid.

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Trump reforms spell boomtime for small US banks

February 6, 2017

US president Donald Trump has called Dodd-Frank a disaster and plans “to do a big number” on it. This push back on regulation could also find its way into Europe, writes Brian Caplen.

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Panda bonds pay off for Standard Chartered

February 1, 2017

Standard Chartered has cemented its place as one of the leading foreign banks in China's onshore bond market through a series of pioneering panda bonds in recent years. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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New year, new bond deal for Ireland

February 1, 2017

Ireland has issued early in January over the past few years, and 2017 was to prove no exception, with the country issuing a 20-year benchmark deal that exceeded expectations with regards to pricing and the geographic spread of investors.

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