Features: Focus: Global Custody

  Settling Up   Europe’s exchanges are working hard to reduce the complexity of clearing and settlement across the region.   By Anita Hawser   Any custodian doing business inEurope is used to dealing with “spaghetti”—not the variety of Italian ...

Banks under fire

Tomorrow’s Battleground For Banks   Banks and regulators worldwide are starting the new decade at loggerheads, but signs are slowly beginning to emerge that point to the future shape of regulation.   By Nick Kochan   Banks are on the ...

Cover Story: Global Finance EM 200

  THE BIGGEST EMERGING MARKET BANKS   Global Finance unveils its second annual league table of the biggest emerging market banks ranked by total assets.   By Dan Keeler   As the world’s key emerging markets continue to drive the ...

Features: Awards Ceremony: World’s Best Banks 2009

  Location: IMF Annual Meetings, Istanbul   WORLD’S BEST BANKS 2009   Global Finance’s 13th annual Best Banks awards ceremony was held in early October in Istanbul, as the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank were ...

Features : Best In Class 2009

A selection of Global Finance’s best bank awards from the past year.   BEST FOREIGN EXCHANGE PROVIDERS   BEST DERIVATIVES PROVIDERS   BEST SUB-CUSTODIANS   BEST ISLAMIC FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS   BEST TREASURY & CASH MANAGEMENT PROVIDERS   BEST TRADE FINANCE ...

Features: World’s Safest Banks

THE WORLD’S SAFEST BANKS 2009   Global Finance selects the world’s safest banks, the 50 institutions with the highest ratings from the leading international credit ratings agencies.   By Dan Keeler   After two tumultuous years that saw many of ...

Cover Story: World’s Best Banks 2009

Global Finance unveils its annual list of the best global, regional and country banks.   By Gordon Platt   Much has changed in the banking world over the past year—although not as much as might have been expected at the ...

Features : Central Banker Report Cards 2009

During one of the toughest years on record, the world’s central bankers were tested as never before.   Contributors: Gordon Platt, Antonio Guerrero, Anita Hawser and Dan Keeler   It is clear that 2009 is not a year on which ...

Features : World’s Biggest Banks

Global Finance ranks the world’s 50 biggest banks, as measured by total assets.   By Dan Keeler   This past year has seen a stunning reversal in the fortunes of the world’s biggest banks. After a flurry of eye-popping write-offs ...

Milestones: When Will Recovery Come?

  GLOBAL   By Anita Hawser   Shut down: Many businesses are still pessimistic Banks’ investment banking businesses are making money again and the better-than-expected US non-farm payrolls in July took the markets by surprise. But questions remain over whether ...

Breaking Free Of The Broken Banks

Spotlight State-Run Banks   In the wake of the global crisis in the banking sector, governments that have become sole or partial owners of troubled banks are contemplating their options.   By Nick Kochan   The future of many of ...

Best Supply Chain Finance Providers

Supply Chain Finance In Growing Demand   The credit crunch has demonstrated which banks are truly committed to developing supply chain finance solutions.   By Anita Hawser   Few market segments within financial services have emerged unscathed from the recent ...

Features: World's Best Sub-custodians

SUB-CUSTODIANS TACKLE NEW CHALLENGES   Global Finance selects the leading providers of the specialized services that make cross-border investing possible.   By Gordon Platt   Global custodians and money managers are putting their sub-custodians under the microscope in the wake ...