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  • EM primary thrives but rates fears simmering

    Emerging Markets

    EM primary thrives but rates fears simmering

    Emerging markets issuers across CEEMEA and Latin America once again triumphed in primary bond markets this week, with several sovereigns and corporates notching record low costs of funding. But there are signs that the direction of US rates is playing on investors’ minds, write Mariam Meskin and Oliver West.

  • Energy firms facing insolvency bank on ABS

    ABS

    Energy firms facing insolvency bank on ABS

    Securitization is emerging as the last resort for some US oil and gas companies seeking funding. Banks are deserting the equity and reserve-based lending markets they rely upon. But investors have proved eager to deploy capital in well-structured shale deals that can yield as much as 6%, meaning the ABS market may provide a lifeline for the struggling energy firms, writes Jennifer Kang.

  • Cornerstones go mainstream for European IPOs

    IPOs

    Cornerstones go mainstream for European IPOs

    Companies are increasingly turning to cornerstone and anchor investors to support their IPOs across the price range before deals are launched. While the phenomenon is common in Asia and the Nordic markets, it has been rarer in UK and most continental European deals until now, but the trend is turning into the norm, reports Sam Kerr.

  

  

People & Markets

  • Credit Suisse's SSAF selects seven

    Credit Suisse's SSAF selects seven

    Credit Suisse has made seven appointments within its sustainability strategy, advisory and finance (SSAF) unit:. Five are external hires while two come from its own investment bank.

  • RBC promotes from within as Uden retires

    RBC promotes from within as Uden retires

    RBC Capital Markets has reorganised its European equity capital markets and corporate broking business following the decision of Darrell Uden to step down at the end of this month.

  • HSBC team to target MENAT ESG activity

    HSBC team to target MENAT ESG activity

    HSBC has created a dedicated sustainable and transition finance team for the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, as the region tries to make its economies more sustainable.

  • Investment banks report full pipelines after excellent 2020

    Investment banks report full pipelines after excellent 2020

    Top US bankers are optimistic about their investment banking businesses for the start of 2021, after a stellar 2020 during which their clients rushed to financing markets to help them get through the Covid-19 crisis, and government and central banks provided essential support.

  • Deutsche’s Ross goes on leave

    Deutsche’s Ross goes on leave

    Frazer Ross, head of investment grade debt syndicate for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Deutsche Bank, is taking a sabbatical.

  

Southpaw
by David Rothnie

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