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 ...

Features: Profiting From Prudence

Despite a recent drop in profits amid the country's economic slowdown, Brazilian banks are poised for long-term growth. By Antonio Guerrero Amid a turbulent global market, Brazil's banking and financial sector is proving remarkably resilient. A stringent regulatory environment, strong ...

Features: Best Investment Banks

The clouds parted over the investment banking business in the first quarter of this year amid some hope that a more sustainable model for success is emerging.   By Gordon Platt September 21, 2008, was a date that may be ...

Features : The Best EM Banks

ANNUAL SURVEY THE BEST EMERGING MARKET BANKS 2009     In our 16th annual survey of top banking performers in emerging markets, we name those banks that are consistently providing high levels of service in fast-evolving markets. By Gordon Platt ...

Features : Financial Giants Face A Mighty Challenge

ANALYSIS FINANCIAL CENTERS     Established financial centers are seeing their dominance challenged in the aftermath of the credit crunch. BY ANITA HAWSER   In early April, as leaders from the Group of 20 countries gathered with the expectation that ...

Features: The World's Safest Banks

ANNUAL SURVEY/ SAFEST BANKS MID-YEAR UPDATE Global Finance selects the world’s safest banks, the 50 institutions with the highest ratings from the leading credit ratings agencies. Such has been the turmoil in the world’s banking industry that Global Finance is ...

Features : A Bridge To Recovery

Infrastructure spending Policymakers are pouring money into infrastructure projects in an attempt to head off economic disaster.   Cohen: When stability returns, infrastructure will be attractive. All aspects of infrastructure will be on the rise in 2009, as the United ...

Features : After the Storm

BANKING CRISIS FALLOUT Colossal losses by financial institutions have prompted calls for more-effective regulation. Refining the Basel banking rules might provide the answer.     Global crisis: For the biggest names in banking there has been nowhere to hide from ...

Features : Banking On Innovation

BEST INTERNET BANKS 2008 In the second of a two-part series, Global Finance identifies the best corporate/institutional and consumer Internet banks globally and in six regions.         These are tough times for banks to focus on Internet ...

Features : Banking On Innovation

BANKING ON INNOVATION SYSTEMIC RISK Businesses are finding imaginative ways to circumvent the credit crunch. The solutions they adopt now could have profound implications for their future operations.   For months this year, pessimists had been predicting a global financial ...

Features : A Very British Meltdown

A VERY BRITISH MELTDOWN A SYSTEM IN PERIL The swiftness of Britain’s transition from the cutting edge of innovation in banking and finance to representing the epitome of the global crisis has left many heads spinning. But in its dramatic ...