Bank Strategy

  • 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.

  • Europe’s banks double down on broking

    If you want to be Europe’s leading global investment bank, you've got to have a leading role in the UK, the region's biggest fee pool. And that means having a strong corporate broking platform, writes David Rothnie.

  • JP Morgan returns to UK warehouse lending

    JP Morgan returns to UK warehouse lending

    JP Morgan is opening warehouse lines for UK mortgage origination, ending a prolonged absence from a core part of the European securitization market for the US giant — a prohibition said to have been mandated by senior figures in the bank’s management team.

  • BPCE plans Natixis purchase, looks at reorganisation

    BPCE plans Natixis purchase, looks at reorganisation

    BPCE is planning to buy the stake in Natixis it does not already own, and is also examining splitting it up, placing its corporate and investment banking activities and asset and wealth management branch into a new structure.

  • Commerz looks at outsourcing equities sales and trading

    Commerz looks at outsourcing equities sales and trading

    Under its new "Strategy 2024" plan, Commerzbank is considering outsourcing equities services to a partner as several rivals have done. It also wants to focus its equity capital markets and M&A franchises more squarely on existing clients.

  • Goldman unveils $200bn unicorn plan

    Goldman unveils $200bn unicorn plan

    Goldman Sachs is trying to steal a march on rivals as it looks to turbo-charge its European business by leading the listings of the region’s most vibrant start-ups, writes David Rothnie.

  • Deutsche results turn focus onto revenue sustainability

    Deutsche results turn focus onto revenue sustainability

    Deutsche Bank was able to present a successful year for its investment bank when it announced fourth quarter and full year results on Thursday, coming 18 months after the restructuring of the business. The question now is whether it will be able to hold onto its increased profitability when times are less lucrative for investment banks.

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