Investment banking

For the latest news and analysis on the banking industry including M&A league tables

Active managers must work to justify fees

Lift focus on small-caps, diversifying strategies and new products

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

Moelis bounces from reduced issue price

Boutique bank shares rise on debut after cut in size and issue price

When use of pseudo-maths adds up to fraud

Many models tweak strategy to fit data or are just statistical flukes

Investment bank weighs on Credit Suisse

Pre-tax profits fall 36% on slide in debt trading

City bankers get around EU bonus cap

Payments will allow big London-based banks to sidestep EU rules

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

Investors predict executive pay protest

Outcry expected at bank shareholder meetings that begin in April

UBS to pay half of profits to shareholders

Swiss bank set to be one of sector’s highest dividend payers

Deutsche Bank seeks to raise salaries

German lender plans to combat European guidelines over awards

Sir Win Bischoff, Chairman of Lloyds
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British business: The Schroders network

A tightknit group of former executives at the UK merchant bank dominates City boardrooms

VTB Capital cuts NY and London operations

Move reflects Russian lender putting brakes on global drive

Three Simons uncouple to form two boutiques

Trio of top rainmakers widely regarded in the City

Bankers doing better in Europe

Advisory fees increase, according to research

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BNP chief predicts fall in bankers’ pay

Fixed income trading hit by regulation

We are all bankers now, finds study

Ex-financiers impose long-hours culture on new colleagues

Deutsche Bank co-chiefs’ pay rises by half

Increase comes in year that share price underperformed rivals

Deutsche Bank to cut 500 more jobs

Axe to fall on investment banking arm as revenues fall

HK hedge funds conjure up Alibaba shares

Synthetic shares sold by investment banks as certificates

Barclays needs to consider break-up

Investors mutter about the need for a management shake-up

Small proves beautiful at boutique banks

Client care has become more important than balance sheets

Barclays to shake up investment bank

Radical overhaul threatens thousands of jobs

Andrew Bailey
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Bank of England proposes bonus clawbacks

Rules change would aim to prevent future financial scandals

Engine of Wall Street profits sputters

Investment banks face 25% fall in quarterly fixed income revenues

M&A banking tables rank highly for flaws

Groups continue to compete despite knowing level of manipulation

Forex probes set to dwarf Libor cases

Banks funding an army of specialists for internal probes

BNP and BofA suspend forex traders

Sprawling global inquiry ensnares additional banks

Deutsche compliance head joins law firm

Move comes as lender faces regulatory issues

Barclays’ bonus move sparks shake-up call

Changes sought to investment banking arm amid anger over bonuses

Moelis IPO filing bets on M&A revival

Veteran dealmaker keeps control through super-voting shares

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RIP forex traders

Scandal-weary banks turn to computers

Forex investigations push trading online

Scandals accelerate switch to transparent platform

UK day-trading practices under scrutiny

FCA is looking at 40 banks, brokers and asset managers

Regulator penalises FXCM twice

FCA hits group with a total of £10m in charges

Deutsche Bank’s challenge to US capital rules

How the German bank and other foreign lenders have been forced to make big changes

Hans Joerg-Rudloff, Chairman of Barclays Capital, speaks during the Russian Economic Forum in London on April 21, 2008. AFP PHOTO/CARL DE SOUZA (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)

End of era as Barclays’ Rudloff to retire

Father of eurobond market holds legendary status in the City of London

Banks review rules for forex traders

Policies on ‘private account’ trading could be tightened amid probes

Lloyds seeks softer deal on ringfencing

Group fears it may have to shut investment banking activities

Seven banks face new forex rigging claims

Damages claim filed by the City of Philadelphia pensions board

Bank of England calls forex-rigging review

Allegations that bank officials indirectly condoned manipulation

Barclays – asymmetry of pain

St Antony’s halo loses its shine as he joins the war for talent

Junior trader made Barclays Forex chief

Daniel Ryan promoted to senior spot trading role