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teaser-Rothschild navigates Peel Ports to calm waters

Rothschild navigates Peel Ports to calm waters

February 1, 2013

As bank debt becomes harder to source and borrowers turn to new bond market structures, independent advisory banks such as Rothschild are seeing their role increase – or perhaps return to historical levels – as was shown in its role refinancing the debt for a UK port owner.

Global banks wait for regulatory stars to align

Global banks wait for regulatory stars to align

January 2, 2013

Banks that operate across borders must tackle differences between jurisdictions in a context where most regulators are intensifying the scrutiny of both balance sheet and strategy.

ABN Amro alumni find their niche

IDCM leads Europe's smaller players into the market

January 2, 2013

A boutique capital markets firm launched by ABN Amro alumni, Independent Debt Capital Markets, is using its niche expertise to enable mid-tier companies to access debt capital markets in new formats.

A dictionary of difficulties from 2012

December 3, 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.

TEASER-Green energy feels the chill

Green energy feels the chill

December 3, 2012

Tighter bank financing, falling government subsidies and rising US shale gas production are all putting the squeeze on the renewable energy industry.


Corporates shape a new global transaction banking landscape

November 1, 2012

The global financial crisis caused many corporates to review their treasury operations, with a large number reducing banking partners and signing up to shared technology platforms. Such changes, combined with the introduction of new regulations, such as the Single European Payments Area, have left many banks rethinking their global transaction services.

How government-subsidised lending can hit wholesale markets

October 29, 2012

The UK's Funding for Lending Scheme may be a politically attractive way to incentivise banks to step up lending to households and companies, but it could have some unintended side-effects.

How many supervisors does it take to save the eurozone?

October 29, 2012

Plans for a European banking union may address a perceived missing pillar of monetary union, but they are a very long-term project that threaten to cut across other measures to stabilise the system.

London retains asset management star billing

London retains asset management star billing

October 1, 2012

Ongoing economic and regulatory uncertainty is playing to the advantage of established international financial centres, particularly London, which, despite the recent Libor scandal, has been named the most attractive financial centre in The Banker’s 2012 global asset management survey.

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Established centres keep hold of asset management survey top spots

October 1, 2012

With the recent Libor scandal failing to shake asset managers' confidence in London, emerging centres will have to work hard if they are to overtake the UK capital as the world's leading asset management centre.

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