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How to Improve Conduct Establishing good conduct can be tricky, but the rewards are well worth it. Here’s a guide to some of the key factors which may determine success. The first in this series focused on why it can be so difficult to establish good conduct throughout an organisation. It’s an important question to…

Why it can be so Difficult to Improve Culture Within Your Organisation? Most companies want to play by the rules and ensure the best culture possible. Unfortunately, that can be easier said than done. Ten years ago, the economy collapsed exposing a financial system which appeared riddled by corruption and misconduct. While we were promised…

What the GDPR Means for the Banking Industry Standfirst: New regulations put customers in control of their own data and could have major implications for the banking industry. The rise of digital technology and the increased use of data has transformed the banking industry. It’s opened up a host of possibilities, but as so often…

The sustainable and ethical investment sector is growing. Where is this going and how should managers react? Sustainable and ethical investment is on the march as consumers and investors begin to show an appetite for funds which do more than just make money. However, how strong is this so-called boom and can these funds really…

Should the CEO and Chairman be the Same Person? Standfirst: It’s a question that just won’t go away: should Banks Split the roles of the Chairman and the CEO? In 2014, Bank of America Merrill Lynch gave its CEO Bryan Moynihan another title: Chairman. In doing so they reversed a policy of separation which has…

Investment Banking market moves KEY MOVES Bank of America Merrill Lynch: Appointed Anya Weaving as managing director of the bank’s global natural resources unit, according to a memo seen by Reuters on Monday. Weaving, who will join the firm this month, will be based in London and will report to Julian Mylchrest. RBC Capital Markets:…

Key Investment Banking Moves – Credit Suisse KEY MOVES Credit Suisse grow in IB as they hire senior healthcare and business & information bankers: Credit Suisse Group AG has hired Cory Rapkin as vice chairman in the healthcare group of its investment banking and capital markets division. Rapkin peviously worked at JP Morgan. Credit Suisse has…

Key Investment Banking Moves – Rothschild KEY MOVES Rothschild adds four more bankers in the US: Reza Vahabzadeh, from Perella Weinberg, joining consumer team, NY based Siddharth Hariharan, from JP Morgan, joining consumer team, LA based Aashis Mehta, from Lazard, joining healthcare team, NY based Timothy Hotchandani, from Deutsche Bank, joining healthcare team, NY based

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