JP Morgan gives a FIG

James Von Moltke, head of JPMorgan?s financial institutions group (FIG) talks about some of the big issues facing the sector.
Q Does Singapore currently account for almost 50% of Asian FIG revenues

A Depends on how you count it. The answer is certainly yes at this point in time. Whether that is the case at the end of the year is a separate matter. But certainly in respect of advisory and debt financing, Singapore banks have been a big revenue generator for the investment banking community this year.

Q Do you think it is plausible that the Singapore government used DBSs bid for OUB as a way of pushing UOB into doing something

A The DBS people have made it pretty clear in the market that their activity is driven by commercial considerations....

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