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London (Alliance News) - Furniture retailer DFS Furniture PLC said Friday UBS investment bank slashed its stake in the company in a transaction on Thursday last week. The Financial Services company's holding is now below the notifiable threshold, having held a 5.3% stake prior. On Thursday last week ...
investment banking is a highly profitable business. Goldman Sachs, perhaps the most prominent investment bank in the world, raked in $32 billion during fiscal 2017 with the majority of this revenue driven specifically by investment banking. Yet arguably, much of the value that is provided by Goldman in the ...

Goldman Sachs's (GS) investment banking division produced revenues of $2.1 billion, a 19% rise over 3Q17. The increase was due to strong momentum in underwriting revenues, which offset a decline in M&A (mergers and acquisitions) activities. Advisory revenues were $772 million, a decline of 15% ...
The world's biggest investment banks need to find fresh ways to cut costs after seeing their return on equity -- a key measure of profitability -- fall sharply last year. The latest research from analytics provider Coalition follows a torrid year for investment banks' trading divisions, historically their chief revenue ...
Britain should set up a state-backed investment bank to focus on small business lending as part of efforts to tackle poor productivity, a think tank has urged. A new report by Civitas argues that the creation of a new "national investment bank" will address the "market failure" that has led to a lack of long-term ...
"2017 was a positive year for Emirates investment bank despite the ongoing uncertainty in regional markets. Our strategy to further expand our offerings continued to pay off, resulting in steady growth in our net profit and a healthy level of activity across the business. Delivering the best value to our clients ...

J.P. Morgan (nyse: JPM) completed $47.2 billion worth of transactions with price tags of $1 billion or less in 2017, making it the most active investment bank in the global middle market, as measured by total deal value, according to data compiled by Thomson Reuters and analyzed by Mergers ...
ProspEquity Partners has spun off its investment banking practice as Spaulding Group. Bryan K. Spaulding, managing partner and chief compliance office, will run Spaulding Group while Christopher D. Ramonetti, managing partner and CEO of PEP, will continue to lead the private equity firm.
Two years ago, Accenture published a report on the potential impact of blockchain technology on the Investment Banking industry. Since then, interest in and funding for this type of financial technology (FinTech) have grown exponentially. An estimated $75 million was invested in blockchain efforts specific ...
Bank of America Merrill Lynch has shaken up the senior leadership of its investment bank in London, hiring a former Morgan Stanley banker to co-head its ... in a bid to cross-sell more products to large corporate clients -- using existing lending relationships to land more lucrative investment banking deals.
Kuala Lumpur: RHB investment bank (RHB IB) is buying the remaining 51% stake in Vietnam Securities Corp for RM21.28mil cash. RHB Bank said RHB IB had on Friday signed a conditional share purchase agreement with Chu Thi Phuong Dung, Truong Lan Anh and Viet Quoc insurance broker Joint ...
Never did I think I would quit a high-paying job at Goldman Sachs to pursue a career in social media -- and yet that's precisely what I did. Creative fulfillment was one of the biggest reasons I quit investment banking, and it taught me that happiness is worth more than the paycheck. Coming from a ...
After reporting 20% year-over-year rise in Investment Banking revenues in 2017, CitigroupC , expects further growth in this segment in 2018 on the back of improved activity in the emerging markets. In an interview with Reuters, Miguel Azevedo, head of Investment Banking in the Middle East and Africa said ...
Louisville-based Hilliard Lyons has named two new managing directors and added a new analyst to its Investment Banking staff. The company said in a news release that senior members John Mascarich and Leo Whitt have been promoted to managing director. Mascarich joined Hilliard Lyons in ...
Wells Fargo (WFC) commands higher net interest margins (or NIMs) among its banking peers (IYF). Although the bank's margins rose until 2Q17, they have declined by 6 basis points over the past couple of quarters, reflecting marginal contraction. JPMorgan Chase (JPM) commands NIMs above 2.5%, ...
In an interview with Reuters, Miguel Azevedo, head of Investment Banking in the Middle East and Africa said that bond sales, M&As and trading activities are likely to take an upswing in Nigeria, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, in turn spurring the bank's Investment Banking revenues. Per growth ...
Nairobi, Kenya: The European investment bank (EIB) has agreed a new US $ 40 million financing facility with I&M Bank that will support investment by businesses across Kenya. Backed by the new EIB facility I&M Bank's SME, Corporate, and Institutional customers around the country will benefit from ...

Citigroup was the sole investment bank to be named in the top third of UK employers for LGBT equality in a leading annual workplace index, which also singled out one of its directors as a role model. The Wall Street giant moved up 23 places from its ranking in 2017, and 92 places from 2016, to reach ...
The stock market will enjoy a "Made in America" boom this year thanks to a slew of policies spearheaded by the Trump Administration, according to a Wall Street investment bank. Some of the nation's largest industrial and steel companies will rally under President Donald Trump's focus on domestic ...
JP Morgan Chase & Co (nyse:JPM) saw its shares fall in premarket trade after the company's mixed fourth quarter results failed to impress the market, with corporate and Investment Banking revenue falling below market expectations. In a statement, the banking giant said CIB revenue dropped 12% to ...
Amid an expected trading weakness, strong investment banking results and higher rates drove JPMorgan 's JPM fourth-quarter 2017 earnings of $1.76 per share, which handily surpassed the ... All segments, except Corporate & investment bank, reported a rise in net income on a year-over-year basis.
At a time when foreign brokerages are struggling and shutting shop in India, South Korea's Mirae Asset, which already has a mutual fund in India, is planning to enter the broking business. It is also going to have verticals dedicated to private equity and investment banking. Mirae Asset Group scouting for ...
CNBC's Jim Cramer has been known to argue the market is seeing a shortage of shares. Quite frankly, this is the most brilliant comment concerning the equity markets anyone has made in at least five years. His outlook on this issue highlights a broad theme in the markets these days: The supply and ...
Most investment banks had a poor fourth quarter. Deutsche Bank's results on Friday were worrying for other reasons: costs are set to rise this year and trading revenues are thus far behind last year. As shareholders grumble, it is worth asking whether a radically different strategy might have yielded better ...
THEY are not extinct, nor even on the endangered-species list. But company analysts, once among the most prestigious professionals in the stockmarket, are being culled. New European rules, with the catchy name of MiFID2, have just dealt analysts another blow. A study by Greenwich Associates ...
WITH a healthy pipeline of deals, among other positives, the Investment Banking (IB) business in the country is poised for strong growth next year despite ... Maybank investment bank Bhd CEO Datuk John Chong tells StarBizWeek that he is positive on the outlook of the IB business as the bank itself ...
Strategists for both Credit Suisse and Canaccord Genuity echoed peers in citing the Republican tax bill's 21 percent corporate tax rate in adjusting their S&P 500 targets higher. The optimism comes as the S&P notches daily records: the index closed at an all-time high Monday and fell just short of beating ...
At some point in the new year, the field of investment banks focused on the government contracting space will get a bit more crowded here with the emergence of Robert W. Baird & Co. Local investment bankers and gov-con executives I've talked to this week say the move by Milwaukee-based Baird makes ...
Many working in the City will be looking forward to a well-deserved break over Christmas - not least those who have spent the last few months of the year wading through the 'year-end process'. The 'process' comes in several stages. It entails a fierce succession of year-end reviews, staffing 'adjustments' ...
Jefferies on Tuesday reported record earnings, driven by a strong year from its investment bank. It's part of a resurgence for the firm, which jumped two spots to ninth in US Investment Banking revenue. Investing in talent in recent years while others retreated has helped the bank snatch back market share, ...
bitcoin more of a gamble than investment, Bank of Canada governor warns. By Armina Ligaya and Andy Blatchford The Canadian Press. more. WATCH ABOVE: Bitcoin 101 for Canadians: a beginner's guide to the digital currency ...
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey (STRH), the corporate and investment bank of SunTrust banks, Inc. announced it has hired Ken Brandes as a Managing Director in its Energy investment banking group. Brandes will lead midstream sector coverage for the firm from STRH's Houston, TX office and brings 20 ...
[Brussels] Large investment banks such as Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan will be subject to tighter controls in the European Union after Britain leaves the bloc, under EU draft proposals meant to prevent them exploiting laxer rules in EU member states. Big broker-dealers and Investment Firms are ...
A Chicago-based investment banking and Asset Management firm is opening a Charlotte office, starting with a group that handles deals in the aerospace, defense and government services sector. William Blair said Thursday that it hired a team led by managing director Gordie Vap that also includes vice ...
In a recent article in the Australian Financial Review, Treasurer Scott Morrison endorsed the use of impact investing: investment with the goal of achieving a social result as well as a financial return. Such a strategy attempts to address problems or needs through market-based, for-profit models that generate ...
As an increasing number of Indian companies raise capital from global and domestic investors, India has gone from being a 'must have' market to a market that has no other alternative, said Edwin Low , co-head of Investment Banking and capital markets, Asia-Pacific for Credit Suisse , in an interview with ...
Wells Fargo aims to bolster investment banking via campus and lateral .... the bank draws talent form boutique investment banks and private ...
Last week on OpenGlobalRights, authors debated whether community-led activism can influence big investment banks, how the "three ...
[London] Standard Chartered aims to grow revenue at its investment banking unit by a compound annual growth rate of 5 to 7 per cent in the ...
Citigroup shuffles investment banking leaders outside Western Europe ... for Emea within its corporate and investment bank earlier this year.
JPMorgan predicts more investment banking pain before Christmas ... trading divisions of investment banks on both Wall Street and in Europe.
investment banks could face a significant hit to the revenues they generate from selling investment research, according to the latest survey of ...
... to explain investment banking as quickly and painlessly as possible. ... What's the difference between a national investment bank and a private one? ... Like other such investment banks, when they invest in something, they ...
Ambitious, workaholic, extroverts: The perfect personality for Investment Banking ... 'Fit' interviews - where an investment bank assesses a potential ... ranked bottom for 'competitiveness' among all the major investment banks, ...
Citigroup has promoted a financial institutions specialist to help run its Investment Banking business in France, where the US bank has been ...
French investment bank Natixis urges investors to prepare for the U.S. ... To be sure, the more mainstream investment banks on Wall Street are ...
Setting up a green investment bank will allow Hong Kong to enter the rapidly growing finance sector and underpin the city's competitiveness as ...
CIMBB is the main operating subsidiary of CIMB Group Holdings Bhd (CIMB Group), and CIMBIB is the Investment Banking subsidiary of CIMB ...
Accra, Oct. 19, GNA - Mr Victor Owusu, Chief Executive Officer of Delta capital Limited, has called on investment banking firms to adhere to ...
Management also feels splitting out the investment bank would destroy ... plan to focus on wealth management and rely less on investment banking. ... RBR wants Credit Suisse to list the investment bank, which it dubs First ...


 

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