Global Outperformers

EM REGIONAL BANKING FOCUS: LATIN AMERICA   By Denise Bedell   Latin America is a hotbed of growth, presenting a wealth of opportunities for domestic and international banks.     With some of the highest growth rates seen anywhere worldwide ...

World’s Safest Banks 2010

ANNUAL SURVEY: SAFEST BANKS   by Dan Keeler   Global Finance selects the world's safest banks—the 50 institutions with the highest ratings from the leading international credit ratings agencies—and the safest banks in seven regions.   It is a measure ...

New Partnerships

EM REGIONAL BANKING FOCUS: AFRICA   By Nick Kochan   Africa's banks are looking to forge new links as they seek to expand across the continent.   The African banking industry has emerged from the global financial crisis largely intact ...

SIBOS 2010

With thousands of banks and a growing number of corporations attending each year, the Brussels-based international banking network SWIFT's annual Sibos conference has become a crucial forum for debates in transaction banking. This year's conference, to be held in Amsterdam, ...

World’s Biggest Banks 2010

ANNUAL SURVEY: WORLD'S BIGGEST BANKS   by Dan Keeler   Global Finance ranks the world’s 50 biggest banks, as measured by total assets   After a tumultuous three years, characterized by colossal write-downs, credit ratings downgrades, nationalizations, bailouts and hurriedly ...

Shifting Sands

EM REGIONAL BANKING FOCUS: MIDDLE EAST   By Jonathan Gregson   Many banks in the Middle East are still suffering the after-effects of the global financial crisis.     Over the past decade the Middle East's banking sector has become ...

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 ...