A former Goldman Sachs financier who has shaken up HSBC’s investment bank has emerged as a contender to become the next boss of Europe’s biggest lender. Matthew Westerman is increasingly viewed in City circles as a challenger to succeed Stuart Gulliver when the chief executive steps down from the helm of HSBC next year. It would be a meteoric rise for Mr Westerman at HSBC. He was only poached from Goldman in February last year, after 16 years, at the Wall Street giant.
Barclays is battling investor pressure to pursue a spin-off of its high street operations from the bank’s investment banking arm. It is understood that about a fifth of its shareholder base favours a full split that would leave the two divisions with separate stock market listings. Barclays is in the midst of applying new ring-fencing rules that come into force at the start of 2019. The rules, introduced after the 2008 banking meltdown, stop short of demanding a full break-up.
Bosses at Vue cinema chain are in line for a blockbuster windfall worth hundreds of millions of pounds as it heads towards a bumper sale or float. Senior management, led by Tim Richards, founder and chief executive, stand to share a jackpot of more than £400m from any deal, a huge payday even by City standards. It is understood that Vue’s owners have appointed investment banks Rothschild and JP Morgan to identify possible buyers, at the same time as making preparations for a stock market listing.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".