Latest articles from Geraldine Lambe

Rebuilding UBS: Can UBS revive its business and reputation?

March 3, 2010

UBS has endured a catastrophic three years. Now, under the stewardship of former Credit Suisse chief Oswald Grübel, the bank is attempting to restore its reputation and revive its business. Geraldine Lambe reports.

In the balance

March 3, 2010

Spencer Lake, global head of debt capital markets, HSBC

Last year saw an amazing turnaround for debt capital markets which went from near death in 2008 to rude health in 2009. This year began with another intense round of capital raising, but clouds have appeared on the horizon. Will sovereign debt fears, growing regulatory pressure, inflationary spikes and fears of a double-dip recession put DCM back in hospital? Writer Geraldine Lambe

Daiwa's Masami Tada on the investment bank's big push

February 1, 2010

The chairman and CEO of Daiwa Capital Markets Europe talks about the business's shift from Japanese securities house to pan-Asian investment banking presence with a European footprint.

M&A financing: Prudence takes a bow

February 1, 2010

In the wake of financial crisis and recession, conservative acquisition financing looks set to be the norm. But for how long? Private equity will soon be back in the M&A game, increasing competition for assets - and there are already signs that the right credits can secure leverage. Writer Geraldine Lambe

Equity markets show their mettle

February 1, 2010

In the dark days at the start of the 2009, few expected financial markets to recover as they did. Even fewer expected records to be broken. They were. Writer Geraldine Lambe

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Getting government out of the financial system

December 23, 2009

Banks which have received state aid are desperate to give it back because of the constraints under which it places them. Governments, too, want out of the banking system – but both camps face a host of potential pitfalls before this mutually desired exit strategy can be executed. writer Geraldine Lambe

Commodities: Banks brace for commodities rules

November 27, 2009

As US regulators set about tightening the rules on commodity derivatives trading, banks fear the changes may do more harm than good. Geraldine Lambe reports.

BNP Paribas' Alain Papiasse on the difference an acquisition can make

November 27, 2009

BNP Paribas' acquisition of Fortis has considerably increased the size of the bank's Corporate & Investment Banking arm's balance sheet. The French bank says now is the time to use it to win advisory business.

SG CIB's Michel Peretie is determined to improve the bank's share of advisory business

October 28, 2009

The CEO of Société Générale's Corporate & Investment Banking has revamped the management and organisational structure of the bank to break down silos between business lines and build out its advisory business.

The taming of Merrill

October 28, 2009

Bank of America Merrill Lynch has had a rough year. Its CEO is being forced to retire, it is under intense regulatory scrutiny and senior investment bankers have left in droves. Yet it is holding up well in the league tables, and deal flow is looking pretty strong. Is Bank of America beating the odds and making a success of the acquisition? Geraldine Lambe reports.

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