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Santander in deal to sell US TotalBank to Chile’s BCI

By: Eugenia Jimenez | 04 Dec 2017

Santander, the Spanish banking group, is to sell the Florida-based subsidiary of Banco Popular  known as TotalBank to the Chilean banking group BCI for US$528m (€444m). The…

Lebanon’s SGBL bank to buy KBL European Private Bankers’ French, Monaco businesses

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 04 Dec 2017

The French and Monegasque operations of Luxembourg-headquartered financial group KBL European Private Bankers (KBL epb) – KBL Richelieu and KBL Monaco – are set to be acquired…

BlackRock to buy Citi’s Mexican asset management biz

By: Eugenia Jimenez | 29 Nov 2017

BlackRock, the New York-based asset manager, is to acquire the asset management arm of Citibanamex – the Mexican subsidiary of Citigroup – in a deal that BlackRock…

Abu Dhabi’s ADGM, Singapore’s Monetary Authority sign MoU

By: Ridhima Sharma | 28 Nov 2017

The Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) have signed a memorandum of understanding that they say is aimed at strengthening the supervision…

People Moves: UBS, Berenberg, Deutsche AM

By: Ridhima Sharma | 28 Nov 2017

UBS UBS, the major Swiss banking group, has promoted Wiwi Gutmannsbauer to operating head of wealth management and chief operating officer for its Asia Pacific operations. Effective…

Tax Justice Network in blacklist warning to UK financial sector

By: Helen Burggraf | 27 Nov 2017

The UK’s financial services industry “could face heavy penalties after Brexit unless the UK turns back on its aggressive tax haven policies”, according to the UK-based Tax Justice…

People Moves: Julius Baer, HSBC, La Française, Insight Investment

By: Ridhima Sharma | 27 Nov 2017

Julius Baer Julius Baer has named Bernhard Hodler new chief executive with immediate effect,  following Boris FJ Collardi’s just-announced decision to resign. Hodler, who is currently chief risk…

Julius Baer CEO to join Pictet as partner

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 27 Nov 2017

The chief executive of Switzerland’s Julius Baer financial group, Boris Collardi (pictured),  resigned over the weekend, and will join rival Pictet’s board of partners effective from mid-2018…

Black Friday: bankers’ bargains around the world

By: Eugene Costello | 24 Nov 2017

As shoppers in the US, and increasingly elsewhere around the world, head to stores and online to try and unearth bargains this Black Friday, a number of…

HSBC HK hit with ‘record’ HK$400m fine over Lehman notes

By: Helen Burggraf | 21 Nov 2017

The long-running saga of Lehman Brothers-based structured products that were widely sold to retail investors in Hong Kong in the lead-up to the global financial crisis claimed…

Brexit blow: European banking authority to relocate to Paris

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 21 Nov 2017

The European Banking Authority is relocate from London to Paris, EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels last night decided, in what is being seen as a blow…

Bahrain’s Arab Banking Corp opens Singapore branch, in expansion drive

By: Helen Burggraf | 15 Nov 2017

Arab Banking Corp, the Bahrain-based banking group which has had a representative office in Singapore since 1982, has upgraded that outpost to a full-fledged branch, in response,…

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