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Investment banks count Swiss move losses

Move to electronic trading blamed for increased volatility

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An interactive guide to this quarter’s global mergers and acquisitions activity and the deals and dealmakers involved

Boutique banks: leap year

M&A is resurgent. Share prices of small independent corporate finance houses not so much

Sellside research: price for thought

Transparent pricing could drive down the number of analysts. This might not be a bad thing

Barclays limits potential Asia clients

UK lender in ‘merciless’ review of activities in the region

Consortium plans European stock venue

Plato Partnership aims to raise transparency and lower trading costs

Special Reports

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Switzerland, strategies, competition, crisis fallout, technology, emerging markets, recruitment, consolidation

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Insight into M&A in the technology, media and tele-communications sector

Bankers, like alcoholics, must admit to their problem

The temptation to circumvent the rules might prove irresistible, writes Philip Augar

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Bank traders lose big on AbbVie-Shire bets

Large positions in failed takeover raise prop trading concern

Investors look to hurdles for next year

Oil price spike and ECB disappointment among risks for 2015

Don’t be Shanghaied by relative strength

The 14-day RSI is becoming a useful tool in market pricing

Credit Suisse strategy irks investors

Frustration over Swiss bank missing key performance targets

Goldman leads $15m big data investment

Lender is largest investor in financial analytics start-up Kensho

Goldman fires staff for alleged NY Fed breach

Former banker accused of accessing confidential information

BNP shakes up investment banking unit

French bank integrates capital markets activity

Forex body looks at regulatory prospects

ACI’s Bailey accepts argument for phased-in exchange-trading

Forex banks prepare to claw back bonuses

Millions of dollars could be reclaimed from traders

Rigging scandal costs six banks $4.3bn

Total forex payouts catching up on Libor settlements

Goldman Sachs elevates 78 to top cadre

Bank limits number of partners relative to total workforce

Trio of banks fined $950m by US regulator

BofA, Citi and JPMorgan had ‘unsafe’ forex trading practices

Trader speak: what they really mean

Deciphering what’s said on the commodities trading floor

New generation turns its back on London

Birmingham’s quality of life wins over capital’s money

Shrinking margins and higher costs drive down returns

Banks are already cutting jobs but may have to alter their business models permanently to counter growing disruption

Nomura surprises with another buyback

Bank buoyed by rare European and Asian profits

Lazard profits soar on merger activity

Bout of deal-making central to improved performance

Banks fined €94m for part in two cartels

JPMorgan Chase ordered to pay highest sum for influencing Libor

Credit Suisse in investment bank reshuffle

Two new executives to join Gaël de Boissard at helm

Levin Zhu quits as CICC chief executive

Departing boss of investment bank had rebuffed calls for listing

FCA accuses banks of forex failings

Watchdog has outlined control lapses ahead of negotiations

Rabobank suspends 2 London forex traders

Dutch lender takes action after internal probe

Banks pull out of dozens of benchmarks

Withdrawals in wake of rate scandals could leave investors blind

Deutsche Bank withholds bonuses

Executives will not receive latest instalment of 2011 pay

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Explaining the modern share market

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Brazil’s BTG expands into UK equities

Lender hires manager from Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

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China SOE reform no bonanza for bankers

Banks will keep busy but a rush of fees is uncertain

Banking bonuses overtake trading rewards

London-based bankers advising on deals are reaping higher pay

Bank adviser pay catching up with traders

Recovery in M&A and IPO markets driving remuneration

Hannam sets up advisory boutique firm

Strand Partners to be reorganised as fully fledged partnership

Banks face lawsuit over Isdafix claims

Allegations open up a new litigation front for 14 institutions

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Centerview hires bank bailout architect

Robin Budenberg to join US boutique as chairman

Cantor receives $3.4m for joining Moelis

Ex-Republican leader to take seat on boutique bank’s board

Barclays meets goal with unit’s sale

Disposal of Spanish arm allows chief to hit year-end target