Commerzbank Corporates & Markets (C&M) is the integrated Corporate and Investment Banking division of Commerzbank AG, providing corporate and institutional clients with a comprehensive range of commercial and investment banking products.

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Which Firm Has Got The Worst Switchboard ? (Updated)

One of our team just tried to call up a contact at HSBC Investment Bank. Using the switchboard (as usual) proved a disaster. He hung up twice because he was was fed up waiting for the phone to be answered, but managed to get through on the 19th ring on the third occasion.

BNP Paribas CEO talks on big takeovers

BNP Paribas has ruled out big takeovers like Commerzbank as it builds its presence in specialised banking businesses in Germany over the next three years, the French lender's CEO said on Wednesday.

The Comedy Bank - No One's Laughing Any More

Commerzbank has had a torrid time of it in the last few years. A record annual loss in 2003, followed by the shake up of its investment banking unit a year later. The unit significantly shrunk its London presence, closed its prop trading desks, cut back in New York, and pulled out of Toyko. Some staff were even said to have been canned over a internal TV hook-up! Commerzbank became known as the 'comedy bank' to staff and outsiders alike. But very few are laughing now.

Top Firm Said Able To 'Clawback' Cash Bonuses Too

The Sunday Telegraph reports that Credit Suisse has told Managing Directors across the group, and directors and above over at its investment banking unit, that, under the terms of its new compensation scheme, it will be able to 'clawback' some, or all, of their cash bonuses should they leave or are fired (presumably with cause) within 2 years of the payout date.

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Bankers Win Latest Round Of Big Bonus Case

Commerzbank must pay $65m to 104 bankers at its now-defunct Dresdner unit after a U.K. appeals court refused to overturn a judge’s decision that the German lender must honor its promises on bonuses.