Expanded Investment Banking Capabilities We are delighted to introduce Armstrong International’s expanded Corporate & Investment Banking team. Working with a range of clients from advisory boutiques to universal banks, the team has developed deep expertise across all aspects of investment banking: M & A Country Coverage Sector Coverage Corporate Broking ECM Leveraged Finance Real Estate…

Banks add staff to cut costs In an attempt to improve cost – income ratios within the financial services sector, the buzz – word “simplification” is on everyone’s lips. Few firms (except for maybe Goldman Sachs) still claim to be ‘all things to all men,’ selling any financial product that a client could possibly desire….

Efficient and effective utilization of resources are key objectives of UK banks. Financial institutions adopt a view that remaining efficient is important when trying to remain competitive, a number of statistical studies show that the most efficient banks have substantial cost and competitive advantages over those with average or below average efficiency. Banks obsess over…

It has been more than six years since the collapse of Lehman Brothers, which brought the financial system to its knees and forced the big banks in the US and Europe to turn to their governments for help. Management has been focused on ‘fixing the bank’ and on meeting regulatory demands, such as rebuilding capital…

By Nicola Meaden Grenham, PhD, Senior Adviser, Armstrong International Investment competition in the private markets continues to advance at a speedy pace. It is particularly strong in Europe as an increasing number of mid-sized North American pension funds enter a market that has been, hitherto, the domain of the large institutional investors and the sovereign…

An explanation of centralisation in London’s financial market and its projected effects on entrepreneurship. The desire to increase revenue will need progressive innovation, but how will today’s companies achieve this, and how might an effective and forward thinking Search Firm be able to help… Banks, brokers and insurers; as well as the broader financial services…

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