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  • Peel Hunt gains muscle as Santander shakes up UK ECM

    Peel Hunt gains muscle as Santander shakes up UK ECM

    Santander’s equity capital markets tie-up with Peel Hunt finally provides it with the entry into the UK that it has been seeking while giving the UK broker the firepower to compete with the biggest banks ahead of its planned listing, writes David Rothnie.

  • Technology IB boom drives revenues and strategy

    Technology IB boom drives revenues and strategy

    The pull of a big fee pool and global reallocation of capital and resources are prompting banks to rethink the way they serve clients in the technology sector on both sides of the Atlantic, writes David Rothnie.

  • FIG bankers braced for wild ride as Orcel lands

    FIG bankers braced for wild ride as Orcel lands

    The new boss of UniCredit is widely expected to use his deal-making skills to transform the Italian lender, but will he look to revitalise its corporate and investment bank, asks David Rothnie.

  • Banks scrap for talent in Saudi markets push

    Banks scrap for talent in Saudi markets push

    Banks are training their Middle East efforts on Saudi Arabia, where they are hoping to capitalise on growing capital markets activity. The result is a slug-fest for the best banking talent, but firms must learn the lessons of the past, writes David Rothnie.

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