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Credit Agricole hones debt house role

Crédit Agricole hones debt house role

November 1, 2013

The corporate and investment banking arm of France’s Crédit Agricole has been through several rounds of strategic repositioning and its chief executive says its final shape is now in sight.

Morgan Stanley helps Swedes make a smooth exit

Morgan Stanley helps Swedes make a smooth exit

November 1, 2013

Morgan Stanley has won repeat business from issuers for a number of European accelerated bookbuild transactions, which require the most careful pricing and timing to complete successfully.

From left to right: Dominic Lester, Tom Muoio and Tariq Hussain

Jefferies technology experts make a match

October 1, 2013

The days of competitive auctions are long gone, and Jefferies needed in-depth company knowledge and the ability to arrange a financing package to help bring CVC Capital Partners and online payments firm Skrill together.

How Credit Suisse helped breathe new life into Thomas Cook

How Credit Suisse helped breathe new life into Thomas Cook

July 1, 2013

Credit Suisse oversaw a combined rights issue, share placement, bond issue and loan renegotiation to rebuild client Thomas Cook from a near-default experience.

Shinsei Bank leads Japan's return to profit

June 30, 2011

Shinsei Bank in Japan is back in the black thanks largely to its newly appointed president, Shigeki Toma, who has shifted the institution away from non-core sectors, and towards emerging industries and a new customer base at home and abroad.

Rosbank merge

Rosbank set to take its place among Russia's heavyweights

May 4, 2011

The consolidation of Société Générale's Russian subsidiaries will create a universal bank with firepower, its chief executive Vladimir Golubkov explains to Brian Caplen.

VTB bank

VTB closes gap on Russia's number one spot

March 22, 2011

In the space of a few months, Russia’s second largest bank has engineered ground-breaking bond issues, a kick-start to the government’s privatisation programme, and two acquisitions.

Akbank's solid foundations

February 11, 2011

Akbank chairwoman Suzan Sabanci Dinçer discusses Akbank's plans to consolidate a strong position in its home market while exploiting its relationship with Citi to push forward overseas expansion

Federico Ghizzoni, UniCredit's newly appointed CEO

UniCredit's new leader still has some old problems

December 23, 2010

Federico Ghizzoni, UniCredit's new CEO, appears to strike the right personal balance between the group's Italian origins and its pan-European reach. But some of the dilemmas that dragged down his predecessor, Alessandro Profumo, need resolving. Writer Philip Alexander

Antony Jenkins, CEO of Barclays Retail

Barclays lays a marker in Africa

November 24, 2010

Barclays is not in Africa to make a quick buck, but to develop a long-standing relationship with a continent it has not lavished with quite the attention that it deserves, according to Barclays Retail CEO Antony Jenkins.

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