Features : World’s Best Banks

ANNUAL SURVEY / WORLD’S BEST BANKS At a time when the world economic outlook is more uncertain than it has been in years, the banking industry finds itself at the vortex of a financial market storm that originated in subprime ...

Features : The World’s Safest Banks 2007

  ANNUAL SURVEY/ WORLD’S SAFEST BANKS   Global Finance selects the world’s safest banks, the 50 institutions with the highest ratings from the leading international credit ratings agencies. Images of customers queuing to withdraw their savings from Britain’s Northern Rock ...

Features : Central Banker Report Cards 2007

ANNUAL SURVEY / CENTRAL BANKER REPORT CARDS Individually, many of the world’s leading central bankers seemed to be in disarray after the subprime debacle began to unfold in mid-2007. As a group, though, they acted with remarkably unity. The central ...

Features : Seeking Out Growth

REGIONAL REPORT / NORDIC BANKING As Nordic banks look further outside their home markets for growth, the rewards—and also the risks—are increasing. Over the past few years, banks in the Nordic region have benefited from highly favorable economic conditions across ...

Features : Growth Explosion

INTERNET BANKING Over the past two decades, Internet banking has gone from non-existent to ubiquitous. As this year’s Global Finance Internet Banks Awards show, many of the pioneers are still dominant forces, driving the market forward.     Banks have ...

Features : Thrive Or Survive

SECTOR REPORT / GLOBAL CUSTODY & INVESTORS’ SERVICES Global custodians and asset servicers face increasing competition and a more complex landscape than ever before. In order to survive, they must continue to invest in new products and staff, build infrastructure ...

Features : The World's Best Sub-Custodians

ANNUAL SURVEY Global Finance honors the often-hidden providers of the specialized services that make cross-border investing possible. As institutional investors increasingly venture into foreign markets to obtain diversification and higher returns, they rely on global custodians for a wide range ...

Features : Change Agents

CUSTODY & INVESTORS’ SERVICES Over the past three decades, the global custody and investors’ services industry has facilitated some of the most dramatic and far-reaching changes in the global financial services landscape. More than 30 years ago Chase Manhattan bank ...

Features : Best Investment Banks 2007

ANNUAL SURVEY / INVESTMENT BANKS   The continuing frenzy of global M&A; and debt and equity issuance shows no sign of abating—and investment banks are reaping the benefits.     Records fell across the board in 2006 for worldwide debt ...