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Why Wall Street’s smart money is embracing ‘stupid’ cryptocurrency

With exchanges reportedly making billions, JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs cannot afford to miss the crypto boat → Read More

Analysts reject rationale for Barclays-Standard Chartered merger

'One underperforming business plus another underperforming business give you a larger underperforming business' → Read More

UBS offers new career paths to top investment bankers

Client-focused bankers do not have to pursue a career in management, if they do not wish to → Read More

UK court dismisses SFO’s Barclays-Qatar charges

A UK court has dismissed charges brought against Barclays by the Serious Fraud Office over a series of fund raisings conducted by the bank during the financial crisis. Barclays said on Monday that the Crown Court had thrown out all charges that the bank and former senior officers committed fraud in their 2008 dealings with Qatari investors. Barclays... → Read More

Bankers say the IPO process in the UK is broken

Lengthened in order to reassure skittish investors, the roadshow process has become needlessly cumbersome for everyone → Read More

Bank of America names new EU leadership team

Appointments announced a month after the departure of BAML's former Emea president Alex Wilmot-Sitwell, who clashed with US executives over Brexit planning → Read More

Top performers flee Deutsche’s bonfire of the bankers

Senior names are fleeing the German icon as new boss Christian Sewing doubles down on his predecessor’s penchant for cuts → Read More

Goldman Sachs’ veteran rates boss in London retires

Kostas Pantazopoulos' decision comes a year after he was handed a global risk management role → Read More

Barclays CEO rules out move into crypto trading

Jes Staley says the bank has no immediate plans to set up a dedicated desk for trading cryptocurrencies → Read More

Barclays chairman McFarlane: I’m going nowhere

John McFarlane tells shareholders he will stay with the bank for at least another year → Read More

Deutsche Bank loses €35m from bad block trade

The loss contributed to a €76m decline in equities origination revenues → Read More

Mega-deal fees drive Lazard profits up 48%

Chief executive Ken Jacobs continues to see opportunities for growth → Read More

Jes Staley confirms talks with Barclays activist

CEO says he wants to be 'very engaged' with Edward Bramson, but adds that recent results validate his existing strategy → Read More

Barclays dragged to first quarter loss by giant US penalty

Analyst says the group's investment bank has 'saved the day' in an otherwise disappointing set of results → Read More

Evercore sees 200% surge in underwriting fees

Evercore Partners has posted its best-ever start to a year for advisory and underwriting revenues, mirroring rival Moelis & Co with record first-quarter earnings. The independent advisory firm generated $463.6m in net revenues in the three months to March 31 – a 20% increase on the first quarter of 2017, which was also a record. Profits of $95.5m rose 18% year-on-year. → Read More

M&A momentum helps Moelis to another record start

New York advisory firm delivers a strong first quarter despite global fee fall → Read More

Pharma giant Shire knocks back £44bn takeover approach

Big-name bankers could potentially pave the way for the largest ever cross border acquisition by a Japanese company → Read More

Bank of America names president for European operations

Bank of America Merrill Lynch has named a replacement for Alex Wilmot-Sitwell, its well-known president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa who stood down over disagreements on the bank's Brexit planning. Bernard Mensah, co-head of global fixed income, currency and commodities trading, will take the reins in addition to his current role, according to an internal memo seen by Financial News. → Read More

Morgan Stanley reports record profits on trading surge

Sales and trading revenues boosted the bank’s revenues significantly, with a 25% rise in revenues → Read More

Goldman Sachs profits soar as bond traders stop the rot

Earnings described as 'simply brilliant' as Wall Street bank recovers quickly from bruising 2017 → Read More