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 ...

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 ...