Author: Anita Hawser, Gordon Platt, Laurence Neville
Global Finance unveils its annual list of the best banks in developed markets around the world

The past year has been one of staggering growth for the world’s top developed market banks. And while profits and revenues are breaking records, the banks’ customers are benefiting from the boom times, too. As they build their global networks through organic growth and acquisition, the banks are becoming one-stop shops for global corporations. Increasingly, bank clients have to develop only one relationship to satisfy all their banking needs. In selecting the winning banks, we considered factors that range from the quantitative objective to the informed subjective. Objective criteria were growth in assets, profitability, geographic reach, strategic relationships, new business development and innovation in products. Subjective criteria included the opinions of equity and credit ratings analysts, banking consultants and others in the industry. Anita Hawser, Laurence Neville and Gordon Platt