Obstacles to institutional crypto trading remain slow to clear

Obstacles to institutional crypto trading remain slow to clear

By PAUL GOLDEN

Some of the proffered solutions to the difficulties of attracting real money into the cryptocurrency market continue to be of the ‘which came first’ variety, such as the hope that increased liquidity from market maturity will lead to reduced volatility.

Meissner will hand strong platform to Koder at BAML

Meissner will hand strong platform to Koder at BAML

By CLIVE HORWOOD

Strategic tensions as much as short-term underperformance brought about BAML investment banking head Christian Meissner’s departure, but the corporate and investment bank remains in a strong position

Quick read: European banking’s digital experiment

Quick read: European banking’s digital experiment

European bank chief executives speak obsessively to Euromoney about new and rebooted digital banking arms – read on for a guide to Dominic O’Neill’s in-depth examination of the strategy and rationale behind these projects, and their chances of success.

China in MEA: more than bricks and mortar

China in MEA: more than bricks and mortar

By KANIKA SAIGAL

Five years after China launched its Belt and Road Initiative, its ambitions in the Middle East and Africa are beginning to go beyond infrastructure and oil.

SocGen and Absa mull CIB tie-up

SocGen and Absa mull CIB tie-up

By DOMINIC O’NEILL

Partnership could replace broken Barclays links; follows rumours of sale of Société Générale South Africa custody unit to Absa.

Forese aims high with CIB rejig at Citi

Forese aims high with CIB rejig at Citi

By MARK BAKER

Citi is mostly playing catch-up with its new corporate and investment banking (CIB) structure: it makes obvious sense, but despite coming later than many rivals it is still a work in progress.

Singapore FX market riding high on world events

Singapore FX market riding high on world events

By PAUL GOLDEN

The southeast Asian FX market is on fire and it is set to get a further boost thanks to a combination of political and economic turbulence, a regulator committed to facilitating infrastructure investment and increased interest from non-bank market makers.