Investment banking

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

A classy way to react at bonus time

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

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

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

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

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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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