HSBC trims UK investment bankers as layoffs pick up pace

HSBC has trimmed front-line staff from its investment bank in the UK, as a dealmaking slump this year is set to prompt a fresh round of layoffs across the sector. The UK lender, which is in the midst of an ongoing cost-cutting exercise unveiled in February 2020, has axed a handful of roles within its global … Read more

Credit Suisse set to roll out new retention bonuses for UK dealmakers

Credit Suisse is set to extend retention bonuses to a select band of senior dealmakers in London in a bid to stem defections as it embarks on a fresh cost-cutting programme. The Swiss bank will pay dealmakers in Europe and the UK additional bonuses in the coming weeks, according to people familiar with the matter, after … Read more

Credit Suisse draws up plans to split investment bank in three

Credit Suisse could split its struggling investment bank into three parts, a move that would involve thousands of job cuts as the Swiss bank reshapes its business. The bank has drawn up plans to split its beleaguered investment banking unit, including creating a so-called ‘bad bank’ to hive off unwanted assets, the Financial Times reported … Read more

Bed Bath & Beyond Clinches Loan Deal

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. has found a financing source to shore up its liquidity as it tries to weather recent missteps, according to people familiar with the matter. The company on Tuesday told prospective lenders that it has selected a lender to provide a loan following a marketing process conducted by JPMorgan Chase & … Read more

XTX’s Zar Amrolia: Why ‘Terminator’ robots will never replace human traders

Zar Amrolia started off as a quant at JPMorgan in 1988 when he was in his mid-20s. He drifted into trading and sales, with stints at Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs, rose to the head of currency trading at Deutsche Bank and eventually became co-chief of XTX Markets. Amrolia will step down in early 2023. Soon to join … Read more

Why I came out after 10 years on Citi’s trading floor: ‘I just wanted to be myself’

Paul Brennan moved from Ireland to join Citigroup’s London trading floor in 2007 after graduating in Economics from Trinity College, Dublin. It took 10 years before he felt comfortable enough to be open about his sexuality to his colleagues. “It was towards my late 20s when I realised I was gay, and at that stage … Read more

JPMorgan Earnings: Stock Falls After Lender Halts Buybacks, Posts Profits Miss

Text size Investors are focusing on the steps JPMorgan is taking to prepare for a recession, rather than a double-digit increase in net interest income. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg Bank earnings season got off to a rocky start Thursday after JPMorgan Chase ’s second-quarter results fell short of what Wall Street expected. Making matters worse, the … Read more

SocGen accuses Clifford Chance of negligence in £384m gold bullion dispute

Societe Generale has accused Clifford Chance of negligence over its work for the bank in a dispute over £384m-worth of gold bullion. SocGen engaged the Magic Circle law firm in 2008 to pursue Turkish jewellery maker Goldas. The bank claimed Goldas had failed to pay for 15.725 metric tonnes of gold bullion. The bank obtained a … Read more

Citigroup Stock Is the Cheapest of the Big Banks. It’s Ready to Take Off.

Text size Even Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has been buying Citi stock, a vote of confidence if there ever was one. Mario Tama/Getty Images Bank stocks have gotten hit as concerns about the U.S. economy have grown. They’re starting to look like bargains, and none more so than Citigroup . The SPDR S&P Bank exchange-traded … Read more