Holding Steady

ANNUAL SURVEY: CENTRAL BANKER REPORT CARDS   by Gordon Platt, Antonio Guerrero and Dan Keeler   Central bankers sit tight in the face of renewed global uncertainty.   Indications that the global economic recovery is losing momentum have created a ...

Technology Helps Banks Stay Ahead

ANNUAL SURVEY: BEST INTERNET BANKS PART 1   In the first of a two-part series, Global Finance identifies the best online corporate and consumer banks by country and regionally by product or service category.   By Adam Rombel   The ...

The World's Best Sub-Custodians

ANNUAL SURVEY: THE WORLD'S BEST SUB-CUSTODIANS   Sub-Custodians Feeling The Heat   Global investing in turbulent times puts the spotlight on local safekeepers.   By Gordon Platt     As they seek to reassure investors that their assets in foreign ...

Best Investment Banks 2010: Deals of the Year

DEALS OF THE YEAR   Equity Deal Lloyds Banking Group's $22.5 billion rights issue Lead underwriters: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, UBS Investment Bank, Citi, Goldman Sachs, HSBC and J.P. Morgan Cazenove In November 2009 UK-based Lloyds Banking Group's record ...

Awards: Best Investment Banks

ANNUAL SURVEY: BEST INVESTMENT BANKS   Earnings from investment banking helped major financial institutions return to profitability, but the rules are changing.   By Gordon Platt   Major banks reported hefty gains in first-quarter 2010 profits, with a powerful assist ...

Best Investment Banks 2010: Global Winners

GLOBAL WINNERS   Investment Bank J.P. Morgan J.P. Morgan is the best current example of a success story on Wall Street. With its fortress balance sheet and careful management of risk, the bank grew and remained profitable throughout the financial ...

Best Investment Banks 2010: Regional Winners

REGIONAL WINNERS   North America Investment Bank J.P. Morgan J.P. Morgan reported net revenue from investment banking of $8.3 billion in the first quarter of 2010. The bank not only led in debt and equity underwriting worldwide, as well as ...

Best Investment Banks 2010: Sector Winners

SECTOR WINNERS   Consumer Lazard Lazard was financial adviser on some of the biggest deals of 2009, including Kraft Foods' takeover of Cadbury, the British chocolate maker. This deal stands as a tribute to Bruce Wasserstein, the veteran dealmaker and ...

Best Investment Banks 2010: Best Legal Advisers

BEST LEGAL ADVISERS   Global Skadden Skadden, or more formally Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, was the number-one legal adviser on global mergers and acquisitions announced in 2009, according to Thomson Reuters. The firm advised on 173 M&A; deals ...

Best Investment Banks 2010: Country Winners

COUNTRY WINNERS   North America Canada Scotia Capital Scotia Capital, the wholesale banking arm of Scotiabank, had a record year in 2009 for its equity platform. The bank participated in 211 equity deals, valued at $8.5 billion. In September 2009 ...

Milestones: IMF Adds Voice To Systemic Risk Debate

Global   By Anita Hawser   Reid: Imposing strict limits might impede growth With the concept of systemic risk still preoccupying global banking regulators, the International Monetary Fund has weighed in on the debate with some suggestions for far-reaching and ...

Best Emerging Market Banks 2010

BEST EMERGING MARKET BANKS 2010 In our 17th annual survey of top banking performers in emerging markets, we select winners in 101 countries and five regions. By Gordon Platt   Emerging market banks have sailed through the global financial crisis ...

Best Developed Markets Banks Awards

TOP BANKS BOUNCE BACK     After two dismal years, the banking industry in the world’s developed markets is flourishing again.   By Laurence Neville     The recovery of the financial markets from March 2009 (and earlier in the ...