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Private banking inflows rebound at UBS

Market turbulence hits bank’s profits, which fell by 39 per cent

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Boardrooms conspire against the public

A gulf has opened up between owners and other stakeholders, writes Philip Augar

Barclays is in need of more of a strategy

Executives receive compensation in good times and in bad, writes Robert Jenkins

EU near to ending CDS investigation

Brussels says it has won concessions from Markit and Isda

Turbulent markets hit Deutsche Bank profits

Lender looks at accelerating cost-cutting plan

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

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Banks rethink prime brokerage

Hedge fund servicing business is expected to grow strongly after period of uncertainty

Barclays shares rise on signs of progress

Sale of French businesses to be sped up to create ‘simpler’ bank

UBS raises $471m for cancer investment fund

Bank aims to supplement work of charities and public programmes

Credit Suisse poaches UBS wealth team in Mexico

Swiss bank boosts its Mexico relationship manager division

Goldman’s retail move follows the money

It is not going soft on greed by offering best savings account

Investment banks can endure tougher times

Goldman Sachs’ gamble on the return of prosperity looks optimistic

Banks score victory in fightback on capital

Basel Committee drops plan for new rules linked to interest rates

How Goldman Sachs became a flattened slug

Is this just a temporary downturn? Financiers certainly hope so

US bank revenues fall by most since 2011

Wall Street slump also causes profits to tumble 24%

City rainmakers unfazed by FCA report

Bankers say if FCA frees up competition, winners would be smaller boutiques and specialist brokers

AIIB and World Bank to team up on tasks

China-led bank tries to allay fears it rivals other institutions

Barclays headcount drops 8,000 in 4 months

Reductions triggered by hiring freeze and investment bank cuts

FCA proposes changes to IPO process

Regulator studying cross-subsidisation in capital markets and M&A

Complexity is the real danger in banking

Scale is not the problem; Lehman had fewer employees than Citigroup today has compliance staff

Nomura goes against the flow on equities

Japanese bank has good reasons not to follow strategies of European and US peers

How Nomura’s angel fell to earth

Aspirations to the top flight have been relegated to an ambition to survive

Nomura to quit European equities research

Hundreds of jobs at risk in Japanese bank’s latest pullback

JPMorgan: Vegging out

Jamie Dimon tones it down

Debate swirls around German group Wirecard

Short sellers bet against tech company after Indian purchase

Banks commit $8bn to low carbon drive

Lenders unite to address sustainable development issues

FCA goes big to prove it is font of wisdom

Regulator takes leaf out of banks’ book to flag scope and strategy

Banks turn to online talent forums

Investment banks try to convince tech workers sector is attractive

Markets spotlight: commentary in review

Insight and Smart Money columns that readers may have missed

Deutsche loses top 3 slot in bank ranking

JPMorgan and Goldman head benchmark industry league table

Citigroup to do more lending in Emea

US investment bank to fill gap left by retreat of local operators

Guosen Securities denies bond default

‘Keepwell’ agreements in focus after trustee receives update

Investment banks face sharp trading falls

Analysts expect dreadful first quarter because of continuing market turmoil

Reporting failures top big bank fines

Ten largest lenders pay $43bn over seven years

Western Digital tests junk bond appetite

Looming debt sale may be biggest high yield offering on record

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The asset management brontosaurus wakes up

The industry still has much work to do to fulfil its potential, says Sophia Grene

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Sale board poised to go up on Land Registry

Agency weighed for privatisation among planned state asset sales

Tighter risk rules proposed for banks

Basel Committee wants to standardise calculations for loans

Credit Suisse grows ever more like UBS

Chief executive Thiam’s latest strategy includes deeper cuts to global markets

GIB: greener on the other side

Without a sympathetic state owner, the lender is better off privatised

Why analysts underplayed Valeant’s problems

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