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Gulru Atak teaser

Modernising Citi’s transaction banking capability

July 3, 2017

Gulru Atak, the new head of Citi’s global treasury and trade solutions Dublin lab and innovation, talks to Joy Macknight about her innovation programme for growing the bank’s global transaction banking business.

Jim Cowles teaser

Citi EMEA chief positions for seamless Brexit

July 3, 2017

Having established a Dublin headquarters, Citi's Europe, Middle East and Africa operations are well prepared for Brexit. And a strategic overhaul four years ago tightened up its risk management, leaving it leaner and safer, as the US bank's EMEA head, Jim Cowles, tells Stefanie Linhardt.

The importance of a Brexit adaptation period and a capital markets union

July 3, 2017

BNY Mellon's Michael Cole-Fontayn calls for the financial community to unite in urging policy-makers to mitigate disruption during Brexit, and ensure the preservation of open financial markets.

Scott Adelson teaser

Mid-cap focus brings Houlihan Lokey stability and success

July 3, 2017

The co-president and global co-head of corporate finance at Houlihan Lokey, Scott Adelson, talks to Danielle Myles about the firm’s bull-bear balance, its ascent to the top of M&A league tables, and why independents are attracting the best talent.

Jin Liqun teaser

Infrastructure knows no borders for AIIB president

July 3, 2017

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank president Jin Liqun outlines to Stefania Palma how the bank will be building a portfolio within and beyond Asia’s borders.

Jefferies team teaser

Jefferies deal shows Reits getting more specific

July 3, 2017

The UK REITs sector is finding success in becoming more specialised, as Jefferies discovered when it acted as global coordinator and bookrunner for distribution centre owner Tritax Big Box, in a series of equity offerings. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

Clementine Tassin teaser

Suez hybrid sparkles after GE Water deal

July 3, 2017

French water service company Suez is planning a major global expansion through its tie-up with GE Water of the US. David Wigan reports on the details of the 70/30 joint venture with Canada’s Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, which included the use of hybrid bonds.

Infrastructure’s race against the clock

July 3, 2017

Infrastructure bonds have been around for a while but they need stronger government backing if they are to gain traction. 

China financial risk needs more than a clampdown

July 3, 2017

China is targeting high level officials and wealth management products in its assault on shadow banking. But measures only tackle the supply, not the reasons behind the demand for unregulated financing.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Do your customer surveys suck?

June 27, 2017

The feedback economy is largely linked to the restaurant and travel industries but banks could benefit from taking it more seriously, writes Brian Caplen.

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