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The Finance View – A&O’s new practice chiefs on repositioning the City’s top finance shop

Victoria Young and Madeleine Farman talk to new heads on the US, high yield and China.

While in recent years Allen & Overy (A&O) has been probably the most confident of the City’s leading banking shops, it remains a fast-evolving world for even the most potent of banking teams. Since the market turned in 2008, Magic Circle firms have faced tight margins and the increasingly ominous incursion of US-dominated finance products in Europe’s credit markets.