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JPMorgan finds European equities still resilient after 2015 turbulence

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

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

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.

Hikaru Ogata

Société Générale bulks up in Asia-Pacific

Contrary to many global banks retreating from various businesses in Asia-Pacific, Société Générale is not only staying, but also growing in the region. How is it staying profitable? Stefania Palma asks the lender's Asia-Pacific CEO, Hikaru Ogata.

Michael Reuther

Commerzbank's old hand with a fresh outlook

Commerzbank corporates and markets chief Michael Reuther has nearly 30 years of banking experience, yet his appetite for innovation still burns strongly, as his work to 'industrialise' the German lender's investment bank shows.

Gianni Franco Papa

UniCredit CIB chief optimistic over European capital markets

UniCredit’s new head of corporate and investment banking, Gianni Franco Papa, tells Michael Watt about what he says are good times for Europe’s capital markets, and the worry of over-regulation on the horizon.

Olivier Perquel

New-look Natixis plans to do more with less

Olivier Perquel, the head of financing and global markets at Natixis corporate and investment banking, explains how the revived bank will grow in a shrinking world.

James Garvey

Lloyds capital markets chief prepares for market uncertainty

With a general election just weeks away in the UK, Lloyds Banking Group’s James Garvey is preparing for an uncertain period in the country's capital markets. With Greece’s membership of the eurozone still in doubt, other political realities could derail issuance in 2015, while the bank itself is focusing upon reducing balance sheet risk. 

Daniel Wong

Why Daniel Wong fits in nicely with Macquarie Capital's infrastructure

Daniel Wong, the head of Macquarie Capital Europe (excluding Germany, Austria and Switzerland), has a long history of working on the investment bank's infrastructure projects, but in his new role he is keen to explore other opportunities for the lender, with a particular focus upon the ECM and energy markets.

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. 

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