EXCLUSIVE: EVERCORE ISI SHUTS EUROPEAN TRADING – The highly rated US firm, Evercore ISI, is to shut down their European Trading desk in London. Trading in London, headed by Daryl Bowden who is formerly of BAML, ICAP & Macquarie, will close with immediate effect and sees Evercore ISI use London as part of their Global research hub, as well as their global sales team selling to UK & European institutions. Evercore ISI has an extremely strong global research presence and will look to continue to strengthen in specific sectors, say sources close to the matter. Mifid 2 is already making an impact, we expect to see a number of other firms take similar decisions on their strategy, as well as potential mergers across the financial markets. #SpartanInternational