Dear Reader

Author: Andrea Fiano

NOVEMBER 2014  |  VOL. 28 NO. 10

This issue of the magazine focuses primarily on the safest banks: those globally and in emerging markets, but also in each one of nearly one hundred countries. For us this represents not just a way to celebrate excellence in the banking sector but also a way to provide our readers with a working tool to navigate the banking world. For this reason, we also focus this month on banking regulation, on the rating agencies and their universe, and on the strategies of the world’s safest banks.

Over the years Global Finance’s Safest Bank Rankings have become one of the most recognized and appreciated pieces of research we produce, and we are proud to present to our readers the first-ever Safest Banks Issue, with expanded coverage of this critical topic.


Andrea Fiano | Editor