People & Markets

  • People news in brief

    People news in brief

    Natixis promotes DCM bankers — Powell quits IFAD job — NatWest Markets makes Peberdy, Donaldson and Manwaring's positions permanent

  • Politics and Covid fail to dent UK fee pool optimism

    Politics and Covid fail to dent UK fee pool optimism

    Bankers are betting on a strong year for the UK — Europe’s biggest fee pool — but the overlapping concerns of Brexit, Covid-19 and regulation make for an uncertain outlook, writes David Rothnie.

  • Arbour joins ICG from Palamon Capital

    Arbour joins ICG from Palamon Capital

    Intermediate Capital Group, the UK alternative asset manager, has hired Philippe Arbour from Palamon Capital Partner to help further develop its Senior Debt Partners strategy.

  • City waits for divergence, or maybe equivalence

    City waits for divergence, or maybe equivalence

    Anyone who thought the culmination of a trade deal between the EU and UK would provide a shining ray of clarity for financial services as to the level of market access between the two has been proved wrong. Little progress on regulatory equivalence decisions has been made, and while this points the way towards divergence, it is still unclear how exactly the UK would go about this.

  • Investec launches debut direct lending fund

    Investec launches debut direct lending fund

    Investec has announced the first close of an inaugural direct lending fund targeting Western Europe’s small cap companies, which Investec believes are underserved by banks and other lenders.

  • Tikehau hires new COO for private debt business

    Tikehau hires new COO for private debt business

    Alternative asset manager Tikehau Capital has hired a new chief operating officer for its private debt strategy, who will also be responsible for private debt investments in France.

  • Shareholders hit HSBC with fossil fuel motion

    Shareholders hit HSBC with fossil fuel motion

    Shareholders in HSBC have filed a motion calling on it to live up to its reputation for sustainable finance by setting targets to reduce fossil fuel financing — an area where investors argue HSBC lags behind some of its rivals.

  • HSBC's Asia ambitions remain after Enns leaves

    HSBC's Asia ambitions remain after Enns leaves

    HSBC’s aims to boost market share in investment banking and rebalance towards Asia remain intact despite the resignation of one of its most senior lieutenants. But 2021 must be about execution, writes David Rothnie.

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