Lending crackdown threatens refinancing

Healthy but very leveraged companies at risk amid rules shake-up

Pimco’s Total Return ETF probed by SEC

Wells Notice from regulator relates to securities valuations

ValueAct takes stake in Smiths Group

US activist revealed as investor days after Rolls-Royce move

Promontory suspended over StanChart work

NY regulator challenges consultancy over Iran sanctions review

Hayes conviction a big victory for SFO

Agency risked reputation in pursuing Libor case against trader

Tom Hayes: ‘The Machiavelli of Libor’

Ex-trader had near-legendary status among fellow expats in Tokyo

Auditors go high-tech to win new business

As competition hots up, firms are turning to data analytics

China suspends Citadel brokerage account

Regulators seek to curb trading practices fuelling market plunge

Index tracker fund price war heats up

BlackRock now the cheapest for tracking the FTSE All Share or FTSE 100 indices

UniCredit chief explores strategy options

Italian lenders brace for results of European health check

Barclays and UK say goodbye to big time

The ‘shrink and swim’ strategy leaves the UK without a global investment bank of its own

Lasting damage of third-party misconduct

Groups’ share prices drop on average 2.6% after penalties for breaches by contractors

Morgan Stanley brokers in pay dispute

Bank says issues caused by ‘one-off situations’

Online lenders push for voluntary code

US industry counters concerns over abusive practices

Movers & shakers: August 3

Laurence Tosi appointed Airbnb CFO after leaving Blackstone

Europe freezes Cayman hedge funds out

Most large managers denied Europe-wide marketing ‘passport’

Pensions beat funds on gender diversity

Females occupy nearly a fifth of senior roles at large investors

Fund houses undaunted by China woes

Foreign asset managers maintain their exposure to mainland stocks

Goldman out of top 10 Europe managers

BlackRock is bestselling European fund manager

Honeywell landed with debt-ridden pension funds

Company acquires two unrelated schemes in deal for Elster


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