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Mark Lewellen

Barclays' DCM team retains focus

Mark Lewellen has been busy making sure Barclays’ debt capital markets team for Europe, the Middle East and Africa retains its focus, despite reorganisation to bring investment-grade and emerging market financing and risk management under one umbrella. 

Amar Kuchinad

Electronifie looks to make all the right corporate bond connections

Electronifie's trading platform aims to address the problems of liquidity and a lack of transparency that the corporate bond market has grappled with. Jane Cooper talks to its chief executive.

Belgian benchmark reaffirms core eurozone status

Belgian benchmark reaffirms core eurozone status

Launching the first eurozone sovereign benchmark bond of 2015 with a record low yield confirmed that Belgium has overcome the anxious investor perceptions at the height of the 2011 crisis.

Allianz fills the UK infrastructure funding gaps
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Allianz fills the UK infrastructure funding gaps

The investment arm of the world's largest insurer, Allianz, is stepping up its efforts to arrange infrastructure financing deals in the UK for distribution to itself and other institutional investors.

Paraguay finance minister looks to make better connections

The finance minister of Paraguay, German Rojas, is keep to continue the country's impressive economic performance of recent years, but is fully aware that to do this the state of its crumbling infrastructure must be addressed.

Didier Valet

Investment banking head gives Société Générale a new direction

Since Didier Valet took the helm at Société Générale’s investment banking operations much has changed. But Mr Valet is not one to rest on his laurels, with SocGen’s acquisition of Newedge presenting some particularly enticing opportunities.

Hybrid drives Volvo to a steadier credit profile

Hybrid drives Volvo to a steadier credit profile

With credit ratings on negative outlook, Swedish car manufacturer Volvo chose a hybrid issue to smooth the road ahead.

Stanchart helps Vietnam tap rarity value
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Stanchart helps Vietnam tap rarity value

Vietnam’s third trip to the international bond markets in a decade became one of the most oversubscribed Asian bond offerings ever.

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Why Zopa scores highly in the rating game

The credit rating capabilities of peer-to-peer lending platform Zopa has proved to be more effective than those in many banks. Giles Andrews, the company's CEO, explains how the company has honed such technology and discusses the possibility of outsourcing it to banks.

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Abbey National rides again

Santander's UK operation successfully launched its euro unsecured bond at a time when other banks were looking at covered bonds.

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