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  • Jefferies eyes IB big league with SMBC alliance

    Jefferies eyes IB big league with SMBC alliance

    Aligning with a global commercial bank has been on Jefferies’ agenda for several years, but its alliance with SMBC signals an intent to join the investment banking big league. By David Rothnie.

  • UniCredit opts for evolution, not revolution, in CIB revamp

    UniCredit opts for evolution, not revolution, in CIB revamp

    UniCredit has quickly junked Jean Pierre Mustier’s legacy and forged a new strategy based on greater accountability, but the newly unveiled corporate and investment bank retains plenty of the character of the old one, writes David Rothnie.

  • Morrisons bid sparks M&A trolley dash

    Morrisons bid sparks M&A trolley dash

    With private equity-backed mergers and acquisitions hitting record levels in Europe, bankers have their tails up as they jostle for the most lucrative fee opportunities, writes David Rothnie.

  • Talent tussle heats up in investment banking

    Talent tussle heats up in investment banking

    BNP Paribas and Jefferies are leading the race for talent as booming corporate finance activity turbo-charges recruitment activity at all levels, writes David Rothnie.

  • HSBC aims to crack coverage conundrum with latest makeover

    HSBC aims to crack coverage conundrum with latest makeover

    HSBC’s quest to gain market share in investment banking took another turn this week with the latest revamp of its corporate finance structure in the US, which took place against a backdrop of relocations and reshuffles around the world, writes David Rothnie.

  • 'Open season' on Credit Suisse bankers amid uncertainty

    'Open season' on Credit Suisse bankers amid uncertainty

    Credit Suisse’s investment bankers are looking to its top ranks for an injection of belief in the future of the business, following cuts to the bonus pool and defections from those with less patience, writes David Rothnie.

  • French IB: politique, pandémie, proximité

    French IB: politique, pandémie, proximité

    French banks and foreign rivals are slugging it out in France’s corporate finance boom, where proximity to the government is an advantage, writes David Rothnie.

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