Rothschild to advise on Lloyds UAE disposal

The bank, which is 40 percent owned by the UK government, has appointed Rothschild as an adviser for the sale, two sources confirmed to Reuters on condition of anonymity.


FSA Chief Delivers Bank Bonus Warning

The City regulator is to warn Britain’s bank chiefs that it will reject their plans to pay out billions of pounds in bonuses unless they demonstrate that they are retaining sufficient capital to weather a worsening storm in the financial system.


Bluefin Wealth Management rebrands

A notice filed with Companies House states the name of the wealth management part of the business was changed as of December 30.


Private client portfolios lost money during 2011

The most recent analysis that ARC has put together, for Q3 2011, described the period as “the worst quarterly PCI results yet recorded”, including 2008. Its full-year 2011 analysis is expected to be available in around six weeks’ time.


SocGen to replace private bank head

SocGen, France's second-listed bank, is cutting jobs, selling assets and overhauling management under Chief Executive Frederic Oudea as it seeks to restore investor confidence after a brutal 2011.


Family offices to increase collaboration in 2012

The London-based advisory group said structures that allow family investors to share knowledge and co-invest, such as investment committees and roundtables, will become more commonplace this year.


Crispin Odey: 'horrble' 2011 has produced bargains

At the close of a tumultous twelve months on the markets, hedge fund manager Crispin Odey has described 2011 as a "pretty horrible year", but pointed to opportunities in 2012 presented by cheap prices.