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FX prime brokerage reinvents itself

With the larger foreign exchange prime brokerage houses restructuring and new entrants offering new types of services, Frances Faulds asks whether regulatory changes have contributed to the demise of the industry or simply to its reinvention.

Okan Pekin

New division builds on Citi's competitive streak

Citi launched a new division at the end of last year to combine prime finance, futures and clearing, custody, and fund services. Its global head, Okan Pekin, discusses why the change will put Citi ahead of its rivals and how it will enable the bank to win more business from hedge funds.

The offshore renminbi bond market's road to sophistication

Despite the plunge in the value of the renminbi earlier this year and growing concerns over China's long-term growth, the offshore renminbi bond market shows no signs of slowing down. Issuance volumes continue increasing annually, but most importantly the market is becoming more sophisticated.

What now for investment banks

What now for investment banks?

Investment banks have experienced huge changes since the global financial crisis and are still struggling to adapt their business models. But while the industry might have to make do with much lower returns in future, it is far from being on its knees. 

Low volatility numbs FX market

Currency investors eye storm clouds with relish

Low volatility in the foreign exchange market shows few signs of abating. That is good news for companies trading across borders, but a headache for banks and investors seeking to profit from currency movements.

Turkey scales up its capital market ambition

Thanks to forward-thinking regulation, the Turkish capital market is one of the most innovative in the world but, in terms of volume, it is still relatively undeveloped. Can a government initiative to make Istanbul a leading international finance centre marry this world-class innovation with volumes that will see it compete with the likes of London and Dubai?

Argentina on the ropes

On the ropes: can Argentina recover?

A controversial US ruling against Argentina has shaken the world of sovereign debt restructuring and provided so-called vulture funds with a sharp new litigation strategy. As both multilateral organisations and private sector professionals attempt to stop a lawsuit pandemic, The Banker takes an in-depth look at the key issues. 

RBS helps revive sterling bond market

RBS helps revive sterling bond market

The UK sterling market has enjoyed a stellar 2014, with RBS playing a leading role in the surge with a series of innovative issuances that have proven popular both within and outside of the UK.

What now for Russian capital markets

What now for Russian capital markets?

Political tensions continue to dog Russia's capital markets. Following a difficult few months, the shoots of a recovery seemed to be appearing until the US imposed another round of sanctions on the country and a deadly attack on a commercial airliner flying over a disputed region of Ukraine sparked fresh hostilities, jeopardising the market's fragile rebound.

New environment forces change in the world of structured products

Low volatility and low yields are making life tricky for structured product providers. But by broadening their range of products and by doing more to tap upcoming markets, such as Asia, they have been able to ensure they get plenty of business. 

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