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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

2012

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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. ...

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 ...

Sector Report: Mining

GO WITH GOLD   By Michael Shari   Runaway gold prices are empowering mining companies to finance themselves—and forcing banks to innovate, providing opportunities for investors that are willing to take on more complex risk.   Kinross Gold has sworn off ...

Country Report: India

INNER GAZE   By Michael Shari   Global food and fuel inflation, undeveloped infrastructure and a correction in emerging markets are leading India to look inward.   It’s not easy to keep a straight face in response to a banker’s ...

Lagarde Prepares To Put Her Stamp On The IMF

NEWSMAKERS: GLOBAL   By Michael Shari   Not since the reconstruction of Western Europe in the aftermath of World War II has an incoming managing director of the International Monetary Fund come under such tremendous pressure to prove that it ...

Preparing For Basel III

COVER STORY: MISSING PIECES   By Michael Shari   Corporations are adding up the costs—and looking at alternatives to increasingly expensive banking services.   It would be hard to find a multinational corporation with a firmer grip on the intricacies ...

Dim Sum Best Served At Low Rates

COVER STORY — RENMINBI RISING   By Michael Shari   Multinationals are positioning themselves to capture lucrative gains from the internationalization of China’s currency.   When McDonald’s became the first non-Chinese corporation that was allowed to issue a bond denominated ...

Reviving East Asia's Economic Miracle

COVER STORY: JAPAN   By Michael Shari     Although it inflicted unspeakable horrors upon an aging, hard-working population, Japan’s recent earthquake is breathing new life into a deflationary economy.     The symbolism was lost on no one when ...

Going Under

COVER STORY: THE NEW OIL SHOCK   By Michael Shari   Triggered by street battles in OPEC member states and exacerbated by news of radiation leaking from Japanese nuclear reactors, the oil shock threatens to derail the world’s economic recovery. ...

Derivatives Show Change In Sentiment

ANALYSIS: INTEREST-RATE AND EQUITY DERIVATIVES   By Michael Shari   Investors and corporations are revamping their derivatives strategies as they prepare for a resurgence of inflation.   At the beginning of the year, investment bankers noticed that institutional investors, hedge ...

Demand For Hedging Surges

FOCUS: COMMODITY RISK   By Michael Shari   Renewed turmoil in Europe, supply shortages and the growing impact of financial investors are driving renewed demand for commodities hedging.   For most of 2010, producers and consumers of many commodities had ...

2010