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UK government goes long to meet pension demand

December 2, 2013

Since raising its maximum maturity to 60 years in late 2012, the UK debt management office has issued three times beyond the 50-year mark.

New team helps RBS to keep up the conversation with clients

New team helps RBS to keep up the conversation with clients

December 2, 2013

Sanjeev Kumar leads a corporate advisory team at RBS designed to maintain the ability to provide large corporates with strategic advice after the bank’s exit from mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets. He tells The Banker why talk is valuable.

Tougher banking regulation needed for mortgages

November 25, 2013

Central banks around the world should take note of the United Arab Emirates' new regulations on mortgage lending. 

Commoditising complex products the SG CIB way

November 1, 2013

Anthony Woolley, the UK chief information officer at Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking, sees technology making the markets safer but is keen to foster an environment in which innovation in IT solutions thrives.

Wealth management

The wealth management revolution

October 1, 2013

With clients demanding more clarity on their investments, and new regulations putting pressure on margins, wealth managers have their work cut out to remain profitable and relevant. Can they rise to the challenge?

London leapfrogs New York to top IFC ranking

October 1, 2013

London has come out on top in its annual battle with New York to be named the world's leading international financial centre. Beyond the behemoths, however, the big story comes from Latin America, where Mexico City has jumped 15 places to crown an impressive year for the financial hub.

Can London survive outside the EU

Can London survive outside the EU?

October 1, 2013

The UK's relationship with the EU has rarely been harmonious, but in recent years the heavy-handed regulations and onerous taxes perceived to be emanating from Brussels have seen this marriage teeter perilously close to divorce. A referendum could be called in the UK in 2017 regarding its EU membership, but how would the country – and London in particular – look should the vote call for a permanent separation?

Target2-Securities

Target2-Securities: a hit or miss for Europe?

September 2, 2013

European securities will soon be settled on a central IT platform – Target2 Securities (T2S) – as part of the European Central Bank's initiative to harmonise post-trade standards. With the first wave of implementation scheduled for 2015, Duygu Tavan investigates how the T2S project is progressing and its consequences for the securities industry.

Barclays finds the right FIG blend

Barclays finds the right FIG blend

September 2, 2013

The creation of a single financial institutions group at Barclays in February 2013 formalised increasingly close co-operation between coverage investment bankers and capital markets practitioners. The co-head of its FIG EMEA capital markets unit tells Philip Alexander how this has been working.

Andrew May, director of estates and hospitality at the University of Hertfordshire

University accommodation bond provides lesson in finance

August 1, 2013

The University of Hertfordshire needed to develop student accommodation without overburdening its own balance sheet. A project bond deal proved to be the answer.

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