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BlackRock chief strategist rethinks investment conventions

October 3, 2016

BlackRock’s global chief investment strategist, Richard Turnill, tells Danielle Myles about the new emerging market darlings, investor myths that need dispelling and the unprecedented hurdles presented by unconventional monetary policy. 

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Standard Bank CIB chief takes on the universal model

August 1, 2016

The CEO of corporate and investment banking at Standard Bank Group talks to Danielle Myles about its transformation into an Africa-focused universal bank, the corporates pushing beyond the commodity rout, and why a savings culture is key to the future of banking in the continent. 

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Otkritie FC Bank investment chief aims for further diversification

July 1, 2016

In two years, Otkritie FC Bank’s Konstantin Tserazov has transformed its investment business through a three-way split between its bond portfolio, repurchase agreements and derivatives. Now, he tells Stefanie Linhardt, he intends to diversify the Russia-focused bank even further.

Jose Maria Ricciardi

BESI finds a new lease of life under Haitong Securities

June 1, 2016

The former head of Banco Espírito Santo’s investment arm, José Maria Ricciardi, talks to Stefania Palma about the parent bank’s turbulent last days and how he hopes to exploit its established European network in his new position as the chief executive of Haitong Bank.

Riccardo Orcel

How Russia’s VTB Capital has grown domestically and internationally

May 2, 2016

Riccardo Orcel, the head of global banking at VTB Capital, speaks to Stefanie Linhardt about cultivating the bank’s domestic Russian operation and taking an idiosyncratic approach to growing business in global markets. 

John Shay

Virtu Financial senior vice-president eyes move to the mainstream

April 1, 2016

Virtu Financial seems to have overcome the controversy surrounding high-frequency trading to achieve growing acceptance as an alternative market-maker at a time when bank dealers are shrinking. The company's senior vice-president, John Shay, explains its strategy.

Massimo Mocio

Banca IMI, the master of Italian risk, seeks global appeal

December 1, 2015

Massimo Mocio says the pull-back of international players from Italy has provided Banca IMI with a stronger domestic base from which to compete.


JPMorgan finds European equities still resilient after 2015 turbulence

November 2, 2015

European equities stayed strong in 2015 despite events in Greece and China. Klauss Hessberger and Achintya Mangla, co-heads of European ECM at JP Morgan, talk to Michael Watt about their team's activity during these tricky periods. 


BNP Paribas begins mass production

October 1, 2015

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. 


HSBC sustainable finance chief leads efforts to expand ethical investment market

September 1, 2015

The global head of public sector and sustainable financing at HSBC, Ulrik Ross, has helped to oversee the recently launched appendix to the Green Bonds Principles. He speaks to Michael Watt about the impact of this development and the health of the GSS bonds market in general.

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