Investment banking

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Wall Street earnings signal end of malaise

Profits from Goldman and Citi boost hope of cyclical recovery

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

‘Dull work, flat pay and lousy colleagues’

Survey uncovers deep frustrations in financial services industry

BofA names investment banking chiefs

Group looks to US and Latin America for growth

Universal banking finds favour in China

Shift comes as traditional lending businesses slow

Wells Fargo in top 10 global fee earners

US bank grew faster than all rivals in first quarter

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

Macquarie to halve Asia banking jobs

Australian bank the latest to pare back operations in region

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Head of RBS’s investment bank resigns

Cullinan attracted attention after ‘boring meeting’ messages

Banks await volatility to boost FICC

A tough first quarter is expected for fixed income revenues

Wall St jobs up for first time since 2011

Traders and bankers enjoy higher bonuses despite fall in profits

Tougher regulation hits investment banks

Deutsche prepares to do a U-turn and take an axe to its vast investment arm

JPMorgan eyes new generation of leaders

Promotions bring on 40-somethings for complex M&A market

Decay of UK investment banking

Wimbledon model seen as loss for mid-market groups

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Wanted: investors to electrify UK economy

Britain should not wash its hands of investment banking as it did with coal, writes Giles Wilkes

Osborne seeks early RBS sale after poll

UK chancellor regrets not revamping state-controlled bank

Retreat from investment banking gathers pace

RBS to slash jobs and Barclays chief impatient for turnround

Liberum chief Stilwell to leave bank

Executive chairman Le Prevost to take over as CEO

A better way to react at bonus time

That’s, Not and Enough are the only words you need, writes Daniel Davies

Pay secrets every banker lusts to learn

The thing about investment banking is that status is an invisible commodity, writes Simon Samuels

RBS has mammoth restructuring task ahead

New investment banking head Cullinan has to take axe to unit

RBS targets full return to private sector

Lender steps up restructuring after seventh consecutive annual loss

Urwin quits JPMorgan for Deutsche Bank

Briton to co-run German group’s investment bank with Colin Fan

Rothschild eyes paying bonuses early

Move to avoid extra taxes if UK’s Labour party returns to power

History weighs on banking collusion probe

Cross subsidies, fees and syndicates are areas worthy of scrutiny, writes Jonathan Guthrie

UK regulator takes aim at investment banks

FCA probe takes City by surprise

FCA ‘marking territory’ with market study

Agency loses no time in preparing to use new competition powers

Britain’s corporate banks face probe

Bankers ‘stunned’, while some intended beneficiaries question move

Commodities a bright spot for banks

Oil price collapse increases demand for hedging, financing and storing

Investment banks: blow after blow

What purpose will FCA probe serve?

FCA to probe corporate banking sectors

Review finds lack of ‘clarity over price and quality of services’

Banks get creative to retain junior ranks

Institutions look at non-pay initiatives for staff

Fund managers in spotlight for higher pay

Investment management has not shared its success with clients

Asset managers’ pay set to beat bankers

They will overtake in 2016 on current trends

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China Inc’s bank-free shopping spree

Wanda and others head straight to the source when buying assets

A spoonful of sugar is a sweet investment

Buffett’s greatness has been defined by his acceptance of the world as he has found it

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Investment banks count Swiss move losses

Move to electronic trading blamed for increased volatility

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

Bankers, like alcoholics, must admit to their problem

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

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