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Fareed Sahloul

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Canary Wharf architect Sir George Iacobescu to stand down as CEO

Man who oversaw evolution of London’s docklands into Europe’s main financial services hub will become chair of Canary Wharf Group → Read More

Vanguard loses head of UK institutional sales

Gavin Lewis joined Vanguard three years ago to help it expand in Europe → Read More

HSBC pushes ahead with thousands of job cuts in wake of surprise CEO exit

Redundancies have become a theme across the sector this year, amid low interest rates and contracting revenues at costly trading divisions → Read More

Man Group buoyed by quant team as assets near $115bn

UK-listed investment house booked a 67% rise in performance fees in the first half, mostly from its AHL business → Read More

Santander hits back at ‘dubious’ Orcel in €100m court battle

Spanish bank claims its former adviser secretly recorded private conversations during negotiations over his doomed CEO appointment → Read More

‘A general election cannot be avoided’ — City reacts to prime minister Boris Johnson

Victory for Johnson has sent the pound x and greatly increased the likelihood of the country crashing out of the European Union → Read More

Tradeweb: A short-term gain but long-term pain for Wall Street?

The bond trading platform's April IPO lifted banks in Q2 — but its long-term success raises questions about their place in fixed income markets → Read More

City firms say Women in Finance Charter is working — beyond just gender

More than 350 firms are now signed up to the government’s flagship initiative for tackling the City's lack of gender diversity → Read More

Ursula von der Leyen elected European Commission chief: Three takeaways

German defence minister was chosen by a broad coalition of centre-right conservatives and liberals → Read More

The Fintech Files: Manning the AI waterfront

Welcome to your weekly roundup of the latest developments in financial tech and innovation → Read More

JPMorgan profits beat forecasts but investment bank fizzles in quiet markets

Concerns over global trade, combined with political and economic uncertainty in Europe, kept activity among banks’ large corporate clients muted → Read More

Aquis Exchange to offer share listings after striking Nex deal

Deal marks a major step forward for Alasdair Haynes's Aquis, which went public a year ago → Read More

Deutsche Bank staff at ‘panic stations’ with fresh job cuts looming

Staff at the German bank await details of the group's fifth strategy rethink since 2012 → Read More

Woodford puts staff at risk of redundancy as flagship fund stays shut

Staff at Neil Woodford's struggling investment business have been told their jobs are under threat as the one-time star of UK asset management battles to reopen trading in his flagship fund. News of the possible redundancies comes just days after it was confirmed that the Woodford Equity Income fund, suspended since June 3, would remain closed for up to another month. → Read More

Andrea Orcel wants €100m from Santander over botched CEO appointment — reports

Andrea Orcel is moving ahead with a huge lawsuit against Santander over the Spanish banking giant's decision to withdraw its offer to make the former UBS banker its next chief executive. The Financial Timesreports that Orcel has sent a claim to Santander asking that the bank either honour an initial contract to make him CEO or pay him damages of €100m. → Read More

Neil Woodford says ‘sorry’ for closing gates on flagship fund

UK fund manager Neil Woodford has told investors he is “extremely sorry” about his decision to suspend trading in his near-£4bn flagship fund, following a wave of redemption requests. In a video posted on social media site YouTube on June 4, the 59-year-old addressed investors to explain his decision and offer guidance on when the fund might reopen. Woodford, one of the country's most renowned… → Read More

UBS and BAML top the polls for research and broking at ‘City Oscars’

The EU's Mifid II trading rulebook has greatly increased competition for broking business in the Square Mile → Read More

HSBC to axe hundreds from investment bank in brutal year for City cuts

UK lender joins a growing list of City institutions to have announced brutal redundancy rounds this year → Read More

Union calls for private equity to be investigated as British Steel collapses

Unite, the UK and Ireland’s largest trade union, said it will 'press for a full investigation into the financial engineering of Greybull' → Read More

Bank of England warned SFO over Barclays case — report

Head of the Prudential Regulation Authority reportedly voiced concerns that criminal charges over crisis-era fundraisings could harm the bank's stability → Read More