2013

Equity Derivatives

FLYING BLIND   By Anita Hawser   Despite new entrants joining the market, the equity derivatives business saw a marked slowdown over the past year, and some well-established firms are now scaling back their operations.   After the global financial ...

2012

Islamic Finance Goes Global

COMING OF AGE   By Anit a Hawser   Islamic finance is starting to spread within the countries of North Africa with high Muslim concentrations.   Any discussion of Islamic finance usually includes Islamic financial hubs such as Malaysia or ...

Owen Leads New Unit At RBS

NEWSMAKERS: UNITED KINGDOM   By Anita Hawser   Since its bailout after the 2008 financial crisis, Royal Bank of Scotland has come under pressure from the government to increase lending, and recent reports suggest the government is considering fully nationalizing ...

UK: Race Heats Up For Next BOE Governor

NEWSMAKERS: UK   By Anita Hawser   The recent Libor scandal in British banking highlighted the power play that is going on behind the scenes as candidates vie for the governorship of the Bank of England when Mervyn King's second ...

No Joy For Rajoy

NEWSMAKERS: SPAIN   By Anita Hawser   Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy is probably glad he is not running for office at present.   Tough task to sort out Spanish banks Photo Credit : MATTHI/ Shutterstock.com Having swept to power in elections ...

Best Islamic Financial Firms 2012

LANDMARK YEAR   By Anita Hawser   Last year was a landmark year for Islamic finance—innovative new products were launched and new markets opened up that few would have considered likely candidates just a few years ago.   These trends ...

Best White-Label System Provider

By Anita Hawser BEST WHITE-LABEL SYSTEM PROVIDER BNY Mellon Enterprise Treasury Services A consistent winner in this category, BNY Mellon is one of the few banks with a business dedicated solely to providing other financial institutions with white-label solutions, which ...

Treasury & Cash Management Awards 2012

ANNUAL SURVEY: DIGGING DEEPER   By Anita Hawser   Companies want ever-more-detailed information to better manage cash and liquidity. Those banks that are investing in best-in-class risk and liquidity management solutions are winning corporate clients.   Last year was a ...

Environmental Risk Insurance

ENVIRONMENTAL INSURANCE: GLOBAL EXPOSURE MANAGEMENT   By Anita Hawser   Environmental risk insurers are offering more sophisticated solutions and a broader range of coverage amounts.   A fire broke out at a chemical plant in Moerdijk, Netherlands, in January 2011. ...

Sanusi Fears Impact Of European Crisis

NEWSMAKERS: NIGERIA   By Anita Hawser   Nigerian central bank governor Lamido Sanusi believes the likelihood of European banks going into a major crisis is quite high, and is concerned over the impact on Nigerian oil exports.   Sanusi looks to Asia ...