Concejo takes Societe Generale FIG helm

Societe Generale CIB has appointed Jose Enrique Concejo as global head of its financial institution group (FIG), and the new man in charge tells EMEA Finance that widespread optimism is finally making a return to the banking sector. 

DBK’s international tenge gambit pays off

The Development Bank of Kazakhstan (DBK) took a novel step when it went to the international bond markets for tenge debt at the beginning of December, in a trade that is expected to kick start a wave of similar transactions in 2018.

BlackFin dives into European Fintech

Venture capital and private equity firm BlackFin Capital Partners has completed a more than €100mn first closing for a European business technology fund, with the fund’s founding partner telling EMEA Finance that the aim is to become a leading investor on the continent.