Investment banking

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Goldman withdraws request in Libya row

A pre-trial hearing in $1bn case is scheduled for early October

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

Equity research undergoes big structural changes

Regulation plays into the hands of independent groups

Regulation shakes up UK wealth management

Retail banks overhaul approach and pull out of some markets

Boutique banks grab market share

Entrepreneurial institutions gain traction in niche areas

High-speed traders flee investment banks

Specialised trading groups step up recruitment

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

Regulation must not be an empty threat

Six years after the financial crisis, solutions still languish on the drawing board, says Sheila Bair

Bank bondholders ignore risk of losses

Treatment of Banco Espírito Santo creditors fosters ‘complacency’

China private sector listings trump state fees

Banks earn more from companies not owned by state

Barclays vision starts to take shape

Positive results amid progress in investment banking revamp

UK bankers feel shortchanged by bonus clampdown

Industry worried about red tape, enforcement and competition

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BoE unveils stricter rules on bonuses

Proposals include threat of jail for reckless bankers

Europe’s investment banks fight back

Some banks are regaining ground from US rivals in trading debt and currency instruments

UK bankers face tough bonus clawbacks

Bank of England regime to stamp out misconduct

London brokers face research shake-up

Some contemplate adopting a subscription model

Broker research faces greater scrutiny

Proposal for analysts to be divided between junior and senior

Regulators warn on Libor reform

Administrators failed to show they improved accuracy, Iosco says

Make the Barclays-Goldman comparison

Share prices of these very different banks have diverged markedly

Banks beat bonus cap with cash allowances

Watchdog signals crackdown on ‘role-based’ payments for senior staff

Regulators push for wider forex fix time

One of 15 proposals by FSB to overhaul market

US offers immunity to forex traders

DoJ hopes London staff will swap information for protection

Banks try to protect their young

Part 2 of FT Series: New recruits are now told to work less – but is it lip service?

Barclays rebuilds investment bank top team

Unit’s new chief appoints allies in US, Europe and Asia

Goldman hones focus on Europe’s rich

European arm aims to build $5bn loan book

Comment: Banks to be defined by tech

Viability and profitability will be determined by choices on innovation

Technology hurts Barclays’ clean-up plans

Latest ‘dark pool’ scandal undermines promises of ‘Saint Antony’

Fears over growth in shadow banking

Asset managers come under closer scrutiny from regulators

Banks speed up shift to forex automation

Drive to slash costs and reduce risk of further scandals

Scaroni to be Rothschild deputy-chairman

Former chief of Italy’s Eni to join investment bank


Citigroup names Asia corporate bank chief

Mark Slaughter to replace Farhan Faruqui

Fears over money-laundering laws effect

Tough rules hampering flows of trade finance

IDX Beat – futures industry regenerates

Annual event highlights how industry has reached respectability

Bid for EFG signals revival of Egypt’s economy

Telecoms entrepreneur Naguib Sawiris offers $257m for 18% stake in bank

Bank valuations: for what it’s worth

What is the best metric of choice: price/earnings ratios or price/book?

Goldman Sachs beefs up Asia M&A team

Move comes as dealmaking volume in region hits record levels

Taubman hires dealmakers for new boutique

Rainmaker behind Verizon and Comcast deals launches new firm

Banks rethink Asia dealmaking strategies

Regulators and investors more interested in the here and now

Pay rises for senior bankers hit 10%

US extends its lead over European rivals

Gulf opens in bank chiefs’ pay

Europe-US gap partly because of EU bonus cap

Wanted: reliable secondhand bond dealers

Weak secondary markets for bonds will eventually lower prices

‘King of mining’ case highlights crackdown

Message hammered home on sharing information