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  • HSBC GBM to double down in Asia, Middle East

    HSBC GBM to double down in Asia, Middle East

    HSBC's global banking and markets division (GBM) plans to invest in Asia and plug more than half its risk-weighted assets (RWAs) in the Apac region and the Middle East by 2022, the bank outlined when reporting its full-year results on Tuesday. Meanwhile, in the final three months of last year, global banking revenues fell year-on-year, but proceeds from equities more than doubled.

  • Bots hires two ahead of live pilot of DCM platform in Q2

    Bots hires two ahead of live pilot of DCM platform in Q2

    Bond Origination Technologies (Bots), a new tech company that aims to automate pricing indications in the primary debt capital markets, has made two hires as it prepares to launch its first live pilot in the second quarter.

  • UniCredit baffled by Wirecard 'moonlighting' allegation

    UniCredit baffled by Wirecard 'moonlighting' allegation

    A report that Jana Hecker, global head of equity syndicate and equity capital markets at UniCredit, had worked privately for Markus Braun, the imprisoned former CEO of Wirecard, stunned UniCredit employees on Friday afternoon when it appeared in the Financial Times.

  • Yo-yo books: the end justifies the means

    Italy lost €45bn of orders from its 10 year bond issue this week when it tightened the spread to 4bp inside initial price thoughts. It was a close echo of when investors pulled €75bn of bids for Spain’s 10 year in January.

  

Southpaw
by David Rothnie