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Sibos 2014

View from Sibos 2014

The Banker's editorial team report from Sibos 2014, where they talked to a range of experts about topics as diverse as regulation, competition and the evolution of new technologies.

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.

No trading please, we’re brokers

No trading please, we’re brokers

Brokers are outsourcing their dealing desks to other sell-side firms. Dan Barnes investigates what is left of a broker that does not trade.

The changing landscape of exchanges

The changing landscape of exchanges

Once regarded as national treasures, over the past few years many exchanges have been evolving into cross-border operations, focused on capturing larger market shares. Following this wave of consolidation and collaboration, however, it still remains to be seen whether bigger really means better.

New broom seeks to boost Bucharest bourse

New broom seeks to boost Bucharest bourse

The ousted chief of Warsaw Stock Exchange, Ludwik Sobolewski, has come in from the cold in his new role as head of the rival Bucharest bourse and is already making his presence felt. 

European Council leaves buy-side in the dark

A compromise proposal brokered by the Irish government would limit the proportion of EU equities traded in unlit venues. But critics say it is unnecessary and unworkable.

International banking platforms: the new imperatives

The economic changes that have taken place over the past few years have forced banks to fine-tune their business and expansion strategies, not just to stay competitive – or regain their competitive advantage – but to also keep abreast with new technologies and changing demands from clients. 

Basel III reshapes trade finance

Basel III reshapes trade finance

As Basel III regulations come into play, banks looking for a quick fix to bulky balance sheets are divesting their trade finance assets, creating a gap in the market that investor groups and other alternative financiers are keen to fill.

Finding a global transaction banking niche

A focus on individual key strengths, both in terms of products and geographical footprint, is the driving force behind big banks’ global transaction banking business strategies as they search for a unique selling point in an increasingly competitive market.

A dictionary of difficulties from 2012

If 'algorithms, bail-ins and cajas' were the ABC of banking in 2012, what will be the new buzzwords? Philip Alexander looks at the phrases that defined 12 months of pain, and suggests some words to watch in 2013.

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