2014

WILL KURODA SURVIVE JAPAN’S SNAP ELECTION?

WILL KURODA SURVIVE JAPAN’S SNAP ELECTION?

Japan | Newsmakers
Just weeks after Haruhiko Kuroda, governor of the Bank of Japan, surprised the world with a bold plan to inflate Japanese assets and weaken the Japanese yen by buying 80 trillion yen ($680 billion) in Japanese bonds, exchange-traded funds and real estate investment trusts, prime minister Shinzō Abe upstaged him by calling a snap election for mid-December, two years ahead of schedule.

WORLD’S BEST BANKS 2014

WORLD’S BEST BANKS 2014

Global Finance unveils its annual list of the  best banks globally, regionally and by country. The banking industry remains under stress, but there are bright spots.

World's Best Investment Banks 2014

ANNUAL AWARDS: HIGH-OCTANE YEAR Global investment banks will face a tremendous challenge as they strive to continue running their underwriting businesses at the elevated levels they reached in 2013. Many of the largest banks on Wall Street reaped a windfall ...

2013

Cover Story: World’s Best Banks 2013

TECHNOLOGY IS THE TRUMP CARD By Jonathan Gregson, Antonio Guerrero, Anita Hawser, Gordon Platt and Michael Shari Global Finance unveils its annual list of the best banks globally, regionally and by country. The winners have all demonstrated dedication to satisfying ...

Best Investment Banks 2013: Sector Winners

SECTOR WINNERS By Michael Shari SECTOR WINNERS Consumer Citi Financial Institutions Citi Healthcare Piper Jaffray Industrials/Chemicals Jefferies Infrastructure China Construction Bank Corp Media/Entertainment J.P. Morgan Metals & Mining BMO Capital Markets Oil & Gas Goldman Sachs Power Morgan Stanley Real ...

Best Investment Banks 2013: Country Winners

COUNTRY WINNERS By Michael Shari COUNTRY WINNERS NORTH AMERICA Canada BMO Capital Markets US J.P. Morgan LATIN AMERICA Argentina Banco de Galicia y Buenos Aires Brazil Itaú BBA Chile Banco de Chile Colombia Bancolombia Mexico Santander Mexico EUROPE Austria Erste ...

Best Investment Banks 2013: Global Winners

GLOBAL WINNERS By Michael Shari GLOBAL WINNERS Best Investment Bank J.P. Morgan Best in Emerging Markets Bank of America Merrill Lynch Best in Frontier Markets Qatar National Bank Best Equity Bank Morgan Stanley Best Debt Bank Bank of America Merrill ...

Best Investment Banks 2013: Deals of the Year

DEALS OF THE YEAE By Michael Shari DEALS OF THE YEAR Best Equity Deal US Treasury/American International Group (AIG) $20.7 billion follow-on offering, September 2012. Bookrunners Citi, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Morgan ...

Best Investment Banks 2013: Best Legal Advisers

BEST LEGAL ADVISERS By Michael Shari BEST LEGAL ADVISERS Global Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom North America Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton Latin America Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom Western Europe Freshfields CEE Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton ...

Best Investment Banks 2013: Regional Winners

REGIONAL WINNERS By Michael Shari REGIONAL WINNERS NORTH AMERICA Best Investment Bank J.P. Morgan Best Equity Bank Morgan Stanley Best Debt Bank J.P. Morgan Best M&A Bank Goldman Sachs LATIN AMERICA Best Investment Bank Itaú BBA Best Equity Bank Santander ...

Awards: Best Investment Banks 2013

A SECTOR IN TRANSITION By Michael Shari Global investment banks spent the past year adjusting to the new reality of highly regulated markets and below-historical rates of return. Last year was one of evolution for the world’s investment banks. Having ...

Sector Report: Commodities

WILD SEASON By Michael Shari Volatile commodities prices are poised to drive an M&A wave and are already changing how companies hedge against price swings. A storm is brewing in the global commodities markets. Perceptions of global risk are running ...

2012

The Growth Of International Remittances

BANKS FOLLOW THE MIGRANT MONEY TRAIL By Michael Shari Banks in emerging markets are building a lucrative business on remittances sent home by workers in developed nations. Alberto Raúl Guerra Rodríguez has had his hands full for the past five ...

Words Of Wisdom: Yoshio Nakamura, Keidanren

BREAKING BARRIERS By Michael Shari Yoshio Nakamura is the director general of Nippon Keidanren, the Japan Industry Federation—the main voice representing large industry in the country. Global Finance: What developments have most shaped Japan’s economy over the past 25 years? ...

Cover: Will Japan Regain Its Greatness?

WILL JAPAN REGAIN ITS GREATNESS? By Michael Shari Business is trying to resurrect Asia's economic miracle a year and a half after the Tohoku tragedy. Tokyo is enjoying a long-deserved renaissance. Young professionals are converging from all across the Japanese ...

Cover: Global Impact Of US Energy Boom

THE NEW OIL RUSH By Michael Shari As the US inches closer to its elusive goal of energy independence, the economic ripple effect promises to leave no region or industry of the world untouched. Few would argue the logic behind ...

Salon: Alisher Ali, Mongolian Growth

ASIA’S EL DORADO By Michael Shari Global Finance sat down with Alisher Ali, founder of the largest investment bank and asset management firm in Mongolia, to get his take on the world’s fastest-growing economy. Educated at Columbia and Oxford, Uzbekistan-born ...

Best Investment Banks 2012: Regional Awards

By Michael Shari REGIONAL AWARDS - NORTH AMERICA BEST INVESTMENT BANK Goldman Sachs Goldman Sachs has built what KBW’s Cannon calls “the powerhouse brand” on Wall Street by constantly structuring complex deals that combine its three core businesses—equity, debt and ...

Best Investment Banks 2012: Global Awards

By Michael Shari GLOBAL AWARDS BEST INVESTMENT BANK Goldman Sachs In a year when success in investment banking was defined by survival, Goldman Sachs gained market share by devising extraordinarily creative solutions for its clients in raising capital across asset ...

Best Investment Banks 2012: Country Awards

By Michael Shari COUNTRY AWARDS - NORTH AMERICA CANADA BMO Capital Markets Thanks to its strength in mining and energy, BMO Capital Markets commanded a 20.1% share of Canada’s M&A market last year. That was more than any other bank, ...

Best Investment Banks 2012: Sector Awards

By Michael Shari SECTOR AWARDS CONSUMER Citi Despite the fact that Citigroup’s overall market share was flat last year, it was the lead bookrunner of the largest equity capital market deal in the consumer sector by far. Citi raised $2 ...

Best Investment Banks 2012: Legal Advisers

By Michael Shari LEGAL ADVISERS GLOBAL Simpson Thacher & Bartlett Advising companies on 154 M&A deals worth $294.5 billion, Simpson was ranked number one by Thomson Reuters in 2011. It advised Petrohawk Energy on its $15.1 billion sale to BHP ...

Cover: Politics And Sovereign Ratings

POLITICS AND THE SOVEREIGN RATING By Michael Shari The debate rages on as to whether recent sovereign downgrades were politically motivated, or whether the ratings agencies were simply slow to act on decisions made long before. Stakeholders worldwide are calling ...

Best Investment Banks 2012: Deals Of The Year

By Michael Shari DEALS OF THE YEAR BEST EQUITY DEAL Glencore International $10.1 billion IPO Lead Manager: Citi Global Bookrunners: Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BNP Paribas In Europe’s largest IPO since 1999, Glencore International of ...

Awards: Best Investment Banks 2012

ANNUAL SURVEY AND AWARDS— REDEFINING SUCCESS By Michael Shari Global investment banks and strong local banks make the list in our annual awards. For an investment bank, success has long been defined as staying true to one’s brand. In general, ...

Country Report: Morocco

TURNING POINT By Michael Shari One of Africa's most vibrant economies is in the midst of a high-stakes political transition that will determine whether it continues on a path of reform or contends with the type of backlash that shook ...

Mezouar Takes His Post As Opposition Leader

NEWSMAKERS: MOROCCO By Michael Shari Minister until recently in the reigning government's cabinet in Morocco, Salaheddine Mezouar is now the official leader of the opposition party in the country's parliament. Making his vote count: As opposition leader, Mezouar pledges to ...

Investment Banking In Asia

ASIA'S BANKS ON THE WAY UP By Michael Shari Asian investment banks are starting to edge out their top-ranking American and European competitors as global investors take risk off the table in Asia. China International Capital Corp may not be ...

Protests Rock Nigeria After Gas Subsidies Are Pulled

MILESTONES: NIGERIA By Michael Shari The government of Nigeria took a calculated political risk when it removed gasoline subsidies on January 1. Paying at the pump: Nigeria ends gasoline subsidies The sudden move more than doubled local prices at the ...

Sector Report: Commodities

COMMODITIES TEST THE BORDERS OF INTERNATIONAL FINANCE By Michael Shari Commodity producers are turning to specialized banks that are willing to take multiple layers of risk in private deals. Great ideas are born at times like these. Prices for all ...

2011

Best Derivatives Providers 2011

ANNUAL SURVEY AND AWARDS By Michael Shari Counterparty risk trumps pricing as criteria for picking derivative providers. Wall Street is retaking market share from European rivals Never underestimate the sleight of hand with which the fast-paced derivatives industry can change ...