Hoping for a boost from DC: New legislation could be a boon for regional banks that are already making headway via cost savings, niche markets and new capabilities.
Best Banks & Financial Rankings
Winners in the inaugural Best Bank for New Financial Technology category have already reserved their spot at the forefront of financial innovation, leveraging blockchain, artificial intelligence, data analytics and the Cloud to change the face of investment banking.
Although 2016’s frothy market didn’t repeat, regional M&A advisors in the US aren’t complaining about 2017.
Energy was a major component of deals this year—both fossil fuels and renewables. Green energy also made a big splash, as did one of the largest foreign direct investments into India.
Rising economic tides are lifting equity capital markets and buoying our Best Equity Bank winners.
Economic and political factors could force companies to put acquisition plans on hold, making for an unpredictable 2018. But this year’s Best M&A Bank winners are still optimistic about future growth prospects.
Is low volatility gone, or will it continue in 2018? Winners in the Derivatives categories are hedging their bets on which way the volatility pendulum swings in order to stay ahead of the game.
Good fundamentals and political uncertainty present opportunities for savvy underwriters, despite rising interest rates.
In most sectors and regions, 2017 saw gains in investment banks’ bottom lines, a welcome return to form. However, new political paradigms and policies could challenge that growth trend in the months ahead.
While some advisory practices find success in geographic focus, others trot the globe to serve sector-specific clients.
More platforms and more interfaces yield more complexity for Scandanavian treasury officers.
Regulation and technology have transformed treasury since 2008. Our global winners have turned those changes to advantage.
Innovation drives the category as bank/non-bank distinctions blur.
Ever-changing political and economic environments keep cash management professionals agile.
Providers have to deal with issues both big and small with firms both big and small.
New realities require a new category to recognize firms advancing treasury and cash management solutions.
Newer market economies face issues of smaller scale and a wider array of currencies than their western counterparts.