The banking industry’s leading lights have largely adjusted their business plans to a world of tighter regulations, higher capital requirements and less leverage. Now, they are taking on new competitors by embracing the very information technology that has disrupted their business.
Jim Rossman is managing director of the corporate preparedness group at Lazard, the M&A advisory and asset management giant. A former M&A lawyer at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Rossman talked with Global Finance about how to fend off hostile takeovers—mainly in the US, but also in Europe and emerging markets.
Profiling the winners of the Best Investment Banks 2016
The best banks see falling stock prices as an opportunity to finance takeovers with debt and sell bank equity to please regulators.
Global Finance unveils its annual list of the best banks globally, regionally and by country. The winners have provided the best service to clients.
Profiling this years winners of the World's Best Banks across all regions.
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.
Shareholder Activism | Management
Shareholder activism—when investors in a company use their equity as a lever to pressure management—is booming and will grow dramatically on both sides of the Atlantic through mid-2016
Europe’s bond market grew 50% faster than the global rate during the first nine months of the year—by 4.6% year-on-year—but small foreign rating agencies jockeying for a piece of the action are crying foul.
TRENDS | US BANKING
MILESTONES By Michael Shari A fissure is opening in the bulwarks of Western sanctions that have isolated Iran from the global banking system since the early 1980s. In an interim deal signed in November in Geneva, Iran agreed to curb ...
American and foreign manufacturers alike are investing billions of dollars all across the United States, as the world’s most competitive economy shows tantalizing signs of recovery. Rising labor costs in other parts of the world means reshoring is gathering pace.
ASIAN SOPHISTICATES By Michael Shari Do Asian private banks have the complexity to outshine their Swiss counterparts and attract the vast private wealth reserves growing in the East? After a formal apology by the Swiss Bankers Association for “wrong conduct” ...
A JOURNEY, NOT A DESTINATION By Michael Shari Global Finance hosted a delegation of Turkish business and economic representatives for its Global Salon this month, engendering a lively discussion on growth and investment, the economy and Turkey’s efforts to qualify ...
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 ...
SUNSET, OR A NEW SUNRISE? By Michael Shari Brazil faces a monumental challenge in meeting the expectations of its citizens, corporations and global investors over the next several years, as the nation invests heavily to host the World Cup and ...
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 ...
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 ...