Here's a few links to some interesting Bloomberg, CNBC, New York Post and New York Times stories that are currently doing the rounds.
Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking has announced a number of new appointments within its executive committee.
International M&A volumes decreased by 14% in the final quarter of 2011 compared to Q3 2011 and were down 18% compared to Q4 2010, according to the Ernst & Young M&A Tracker, released December 23rd.
After a promising start in the first two quarters, IPO activity dropped dramatically midway through the year, principally due to investors concerns about sovereign debt issues in Europe and Standard & Poor’s downgrade of US credit rating.
Some London Metal Exchange participants are apparently bandying around a figure of up to $500m.
It's tough at the top!
Here's a few links to some interesting Bloomberg, Daily Telegraph, MarketWatch, New York Post and Reuters stories currently doing the rounds.
Washington — The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has announced that it has fined Barclays Capital $3m for misrepresenting delinquency data and inadequate supervision in connection with the issuance of residential subprime mortgage securitizations (RMBS).
He is now said to face 40 years in prison.
Royal Bank of Scotland may have to set aside $15.4bn in additional conduct costs, following probes into currency market rigging and U.S. mortgage-backed securities, according to Keefe Bruyette & Woods Inc.
Jamie Dimon has some advice on how to deal with bad employees: Fire them.