Investment banking

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Wall St banks top London bonus league

European lenders increasingly cede market share to US rivals

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An interactive guide to this quarter’s global mergers and acquisitions activity and the deals and dealmakers involved
Reaching for a better solution: smart beta aims to out-perform the index

Smart beta risks becoming crowded

Benefit of active tilt to passive investing will be lost as more investors join in

Deutsche bucks trend to little advantage

It remains a full-service European investment bank in an unfriendly climate

Regulator outlines scope of banking probe

FCA focus on choice and transparency in capital markets and M&A

Investment bank commodity revenues are dwindling

Revenues drop 28 per cent in Q1

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

Show remorse and bank bashing will slow

Admit publicly that you and your industry screwed up, writes Robert Jenkins

Picasso is not just a valuable abstract

The financial worth of any work of art remains as mysterious and unknowable as Mona Lisa’s smile

UBS stands by change to research report

Researchers made alteration, bank tells parliamentary inquiry

UBS’s Orcel has sights set on CEO roles

Investment banking leader content with his position

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Andrea Orcel, UBS: More dad-time

An era where bankers gamble less and see families more

Deutsche Bank strategy met with scepticism

Lack of detail in German lender’s five-year vision leaves analysts puzzled

Outdated ring fence will hurt City finance

Proposals for regulation of British banks are already overdue for repeal, writes Simon Samuels

Deutsche investment bank faces deep cuts

Management set to decide against total exit from retail operations

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Europe needs Deutsche Bank as its champion

The rules have been tightened, and rightly so. But one effect is to reinforce US hegemony

Goldman Sachs banker Sonia Pereiro-Mendez arrives with an unknown man at the Central London Employment Tribunal in London, after she claimed she was cheated out of millions of pounds in bonuses and subjected to sexist comments because she is a woman.

Female Goldman banker agrees settlement

Former executive director claims she was cheated in bonuses

Credit Suisse: checkout time

Brady Dougan’s bet may have paid off, but investors are still set for overhaul under Tidjane Thiam

Boutique banks: small is beautiful

Owners start to think about cashing in

Wall Street earnings signal end of malaise

Profits from Goldman and Citi boost hope of cyclical recovery

‘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

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