Market sentiment towards US banks improved today, with the cost of credit protection on six of the nation's largest financial institutions falling. The move came on the same day Bank of America (BoA) was reported to have raised $7.3 billion from selling...
The cost of credit protection on European banks remained largely unchanged this morning, as bank holidays in mainland Europe reduced trading levels.
An auction is to be held to settle credit derivatives linked to Syncora, the monoline formerly known as XL Capital Assurance, after a committee declared a credit event to have occurred on the firm on May 1.
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Henrik Raber, London-based co-head of European credit flow trading and sales at UBS, has left the bank.
UBS has replaced its head of investment banking, Jerker Johansson, after 13 months in the role.
Strong trading results have offset large loan losses as banks report a mixed bag of first-quarter results.
UBS will make a SFr2 billion ($1.75 billion) loss for the first quarter of 2009, the firm's chief executive, Oswald Grübel, predicted at the bank's annual general meeting in Zurich on April 15.
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UBS has appointed Credit Suisse's Ulrich Körner as group chief operating officer (COO) and chief executive of its corporate centre.
Economists and analysts have criticised the US Treasury's updated toxic-asset purchase plan for again failing to provide the granular detail or specified launch date necessary to reassure capital markets the proposals will indeed help curb the global...
Swiss bank UBS, which last week announced a Sfr20.9 billion ($18.03 billion) loss for 2008, plans to significantly restructure its 12-strong board of directors next month.
The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has pushed back the deadline for its takeover talks with LCH.Clearnet, in the face of a rival bid from a group of major dealers.
Swiss bank UBS recorded a bigger-than-expected net loss of Sfr20.9 billion ($18.03 billion) for 2008, driven by losses and writedowns on exposures to US real estate assets.
UBS' chairman Peter Kurer will not stand for re-election at its next annual general meeting on April 15.
European investment funds are preparing to face tighter regulation in the wake of the Madoff scandal.
UBS named Oswald Grübel as its new group chief executive today after Marcel Rohner left the bank.
A proposal by a consortium of major derivatives dealers to acquire London-based clearing house LCH.Clearnet has led to suggestions that banks becoming intimately involved in the clearing process could present a conflict of interest.
The London Stock Exchange (LSE) today confirmed that it is "looking closely" at joining the consortium of financial institutions bidding for London-based clearing house LCH.Clearnet.
Fading investor confidence in the stability of financial institutions has caused the cost of credit protection on banks across the globe to increase over the past 24 hours.
The head of credit derivatives for UBS, Keith Grimaldi, has left the bank.
Nine major dealers agreed to use an EU central counterparty (CCP) for clearing trades in credit default swaps (CDSs) today, paving the way for talks to resume with the European Commission.
Todd Steinberg, New York-based head of equity and commodity derivatives for the Americas at BNP Paribas, has resigned from the bank.
A consortium of major US and European financial institutions is lining up a bid for London-based derivatives clearing house LCH.Clearnet. Deutsche Bank is acting as adviser on the acquisition, as well as being part of the bidding group.