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  • IPO probe: Sebi cracks down on local institutions

    29 April 2006

    India’s capital markets regulator, Sebi, struck out again last week. The watchdog accused domestic stockbroking firms and depositories of using fictitious IPO applications to profit from hot IPOs. The Sebi ruling threatens many local institutions and sent the Sensex into a brief skid. Prakash Chakravarti reports.

  • Schmitz takes restructuring expertise to Rothschild

    29 April 2006

    Robert Schmitz has joined Rothschild in Singapore as managing director and head of restructuring, Asia, having spent four years at Macquarie Securities in Singapore, where he was head of debt services, distribution and restructuring in South-East Asia.

  • UBS poaches from JPMorgan: Edwards the big surprise

    29 April 2006

    UBS is bulking up in DCM in Asia Pacific having recently made some key hires, principally at the expense of JPMorgan.

  • Investment banks chase loan talent

    Further proof that loan bankers are currently the Asian banking industry’s hottest property came last week when Barclays Capital and Calyon lost key members of their loan syndications teams. One of them was rumoured to be heading for an investment bank confirming the trend that started a few months ago and that has since picked up significant pace.

  • Chu to China

    11 May 2006

    Fitch Ratings has appointed Charlene Chu as a director in the Financial Institutions team in Beijing where she will serve as the lead analyst for Chinese banks. Chu will report to David Marshall, head of Fitch's Asia-Pacific Financial Institutions group.

  • Singapore transparency

    11 May 2006

    Phase 2 in the development of the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s (MAS) electronic bond trading platform for Singapore Government Securities (SGS) has been implemented with the introduction of a quote-driven electronic order book in which price providers leave bids and offers. This is hoped to introduce greater price transparency to the SGS market and thereby support the validity of the term yield curve.

  • When issued in India

    11 May 2006

    The Reserve Bank of India has issued guidelines on trading in Central Government Securities on a 'When Issued' (WI) basis. The introduction of a 'When Issued' market should facilitate the distribution process for government securities facilitate the price discovery process ahead of any auction.

  • Another departure hits Barcap

    13 May 2006

    The dust has barely settled on news of Jose Cortes’s resignation, but Barclays Capital has been hit with another high-profile departure. This time it is Grace Tam, managing director and head of global loans, Asia Pacific, who has handed in her resignation. (See IFR Asia 451.)

  • Asia highlighted in UBS ECM reshuffle

    13 May 2006

    UBS is reorganising its ECM management in the wake of the decision by global head Lucinda Riches to step down. The resulting structure sees promotions in Hong Kong and New York, and marks the first time that the heads of the business have not been based in Europe. Mark Baker reports.

  • Liew leaves Calyon

    13 May 2006

    Calyon has lost yet another banker from its Asian loans syndication team based in Hong Kong. Bryan Liew has left the bank and is joining as a director in the syndicated finance team of UBS. He will report to UBS executive director (global leveraged finance) Aaron Chow, and will be based in Hong Kong.

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