2017

ING wins 'Best Bank In The World' award for 2017

Koos Timmermans, CFO of ING, winner of our first Best Bank In The World award, speaks with Global Finance Magazine editor Andrea Fiano about how his bank succeeded in establishing a global footprint by following its clients, and the lesson that ING took from fintechs: focus on the user experience.

The Safest And The Best

NOVEMBER 2017 | VOL. 31  NO. 10 Our annual ranking of the World’s Safest Banks is one of our most widely respected awards. Intended as a working tool for banks and corporates, this ranking requires a lot of data and ...

KfW 'World's Safest Bank' for 2017

Lutz-Christian Funke, executive director of KfW, The World’s Safest Bank for several consecutive years, discusses with GFMag editor Andrea Fiano Germany’s political balancing act and economic stability, Europe’s refugee problem, and KfW’s collaborations with other European banks and political agencies.

Brazil Needs Social Security Reforms: Goldfajn

Ilan Goldfajn, governor, central bank of Brazil, one of the top-rated governors in Global Finance’s annual Central Banker Report Cards, talks with Magazine editor Andrea Fiano about the progress of reforms in Brazil and how it has impacted the country and the region politically as well as economically. 

A Milestone For Global Finance

OCTOBER 2017 | VOL. 31  NO. 9 When the world’s central bankers and finance ministers arrive in Washington this month for the World Bank and International Monetary Fund meetings, the economic picture they will contemplate is rosier than in recent ...

Africa 2017 | The Future of Banking Everywhere

In the following pages we explore some of Africa’s contradictions. Eighty percent of Africans are unbanked; at the same time seven of the world’s fastest-growing economies are in this region.

Cloudy, With Patches Of Light

What is the economic climate worldwide at the end of the Northern Hemisphere’s summer break? Don Rissmiller, chief research officer at Strategas in New York, describes what ...

Return To Toronto

Global Finance magazine’s annual supplement takes an in-depth look at cybersecurity, regtech, compliance, and other key themes facing banking and finance leaders.

Dear Reader June 2017

Editor Andrea Fiano’s piece on past, present and future innovation opens the June issue of Global Finance Magazine.

Dear Reader May 2017

Editor Andrea Fiano’s piece on balancing near-term and long-term efforts opens the May issue of Global Finance Magazine.

Dear Reader March 2017

It is hard to remember a time when discussion over a new set of tax rules in the United States was so widely followed overseas.

2016

Debating Transformation

SWIFT's Sibos conference this year shows its continued growth and importance, 38 years after its creation.

Chasing Innovation

Companies thrive through innovation. It is an engine for growth and survival. Over time it distinguishes winners and losers, and it constantly redefines competition.

The Long View

Working at a modern media outlet with a website, Twitter feed and the rest of it, we at Global Finance easily get caught up in the tumult of fresh content.

Taking The Long View

In the past few weeks, world financial markets have been pervaded by a bleak vision of global growth potential.

2015

Status Symbols For Safety

This issue of the magazine focuses once again on Global Finance's ranking of the Safest Banks. Not just the safest banks in the world, in the emerging markets, or the safest commercial banks, but also in each of more than 100 countries.

Making The Grade

After a summer of heavy turbulence in global financial markets, the new season starts with the seemingly endless story of when the Federal Reserve Board will raise interest rates. Although the Fed put off the move in September, the US central bank will up rates eventually, most likely at its next meeting in December. The hike will undoubtedly force some countries to shift monetary policies.