Dr. Lutz-Christian Funke, KfW

The Director at KfW -- named the safest bank for 2013 by Global Finance -- says the jitters about Europe's southern economies have finally started to settle down.

Carlos Briceño Ríos, Banco Lafise Bancentro

The General Manager at Banco Lafise Bancentro discusses the bank's being named the Best Bank in Nicaragua for the second year in a row. He also explains why tapering by the US Federal Reserve won't have a big impact on the country.

Karnit Flug, Governor, Bank of Israel

On October 20, Flug was named Governor of the Israeli central bank, following months of in-fighting and political wrangling over who would fill the position vacated by long-time governor Stanley Fischer.

Brendan Farrell, SunGard

The Executive Vice President of SunGard's XSP business talks about the welter of new regulations facing SunGard's corporate clients.

Patrick Gutmann, Ecobank

The Group Head of Transaction Services discusses Sibos and the single technology platform the bank has rolled out for corporate customers.

David Cruikshank, BNY Mellon

The Executive Vice President and CEO of Treasury Services talks about the positive sentiment at the Sibos conference in Dubai. It marks a big change from last year's event, he says.

Hasan Khan, Standard Bank

The Head of Transactional Products and Services (Africa) reflects on the multiple wins for Standard Bank at Global Finance 's Transaction Processing Awards ceremony this year.

VIDEO Darryl Twiggs, SmartStream

The Executive Vice President of Product Management on the increase in demand for SmartStream's products as a global economic recovery starts to kick in.

Diane Reyes, HSBC

The Global Head of Payments and Cash Management on the heightened interest among clients on going global--and how that has raised the stature of the corporate Treasurer.

Anand Pande, RBS

Anand Pande, the Global Head of Trade at RBS, discusses the bank's multiple wins at Global Finance 's Transaction Processing Awards. He also weighs on in trends in trade finance, particularly the move to more holistic service offerings.

Isaac Thomas and Krishnakamur Duraiswamy, ADCB

Isaac Thomas, Head of Cash Management, and Krishnakumur Duraiswamy, Head of Trade Finance Transition Banking, take about Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank's multiple win at this year's Transaction Processing Awards.

Lee Waite, Citi

Citi's Lee Waite, Global Head of Direct Custody and Clearance, on the bank being named Best U.S. Subcustodian by Global Finance at the annual Transaction Processing Awards. He also gives his view on the current uber-competition in the subcustodian space.

Jose Rivas and Fernando Rojo, BBVA

BBVA's Jose Manuel Barcia Rivas, Executive Director, Institutional Custody, and Fernando Garcia Rojo, Vice President, Institutional Custody, discuss the bank's win as Best Subcustodian in Spain. They also talk about the upbeat mood at this year's Sibos conference.

Kevin Brown, RBS

Kevin Brown, Global Head Transaction Services, at RBS, discusses picking up two awards for the bank at Global Finance 's Transaction Processing Awards, as well as the excitement building around new emerging payment methods.

RBC's Andrea Bolger

Andrea Bolger of the Royal Bank of Canada talks about RBC being named the Best Trade Finance Bank in Canada in Global Finance 's World Best Bank rankings. She also gives her views on how banks are dealing with a rising tide of regulations.

Evy Passa, National Bank of Greece

National Bank of Greece's Evy Passa, Senior Director, Head of Group Trade Finance & Payments, discusses the bank's win as Best Trade Finance Bank in Greece in Global Finance's Transaction Processing Awards. She also talks about the banking scene in Greece, where things seem to be on an upturn.

One Minute With - Karen Elliot House

Global Finance sits down with Karen Elliott House, pulitzer-prize winning journalist, Dow Jones & Co vet, and author of On Saudi Arabia: Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines - And Future. Ms House joined GF in its New York offices for our monthly Salon series, which appeared in the March 2013 issue.