Frontier Markets Focus

WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY   By Dan Keeler   In a new monthly feature, Global Finance delves deep into the opportunities in frontier markets. With youthful populations, underutilized natural resources and eagerness to join the global economic community, the world’s frontier ...

Awards: Project Finance & Infrastructure

CHANGING OF THE GUARD IN PROJECT FINANCE   By Gordon Platt   As public purse strings tighten, pension funds are the most promising source of long-term funding for infrastructure projects, according to an OECD report supported by Oliver Wyman.   ...

Country Report: Portugal

PRIME TARGET   By Vanessa Drucker   Portugal is being held up as a model of reform in meeting its fiscal restructuring targets, but it faces a drag on growth from financial sector deleveraging. Meanwhile, Portuguese firms have become prime ...

Gold Starts Paying Unique Dividends

MILESTONES: GLOBAL   By Valentina Pasquali   Over the past few years markets have experienced declining trust in fiat money, a slow departure from the US dollar as a reserve currency and growing interest in bullion, particularly as a hedge against ...

Best Investment Banks 2012: Regional Awards

By Michael Shari REGIONAL AWARDS - NORTH AMERICA BEST INVESTMENT BANK Goldman Sachs Goldman Sachs has built what KBW’s Cannon calls “the powerhouse brand” on Wall Street by constantly structuring complex deals that combine its three core businesses—equity, debt and ...

Best Investment Banks 2012: Global Awards

By Michael Shari GLOBAL AWARDS BEST INVESTMENT BANK Goldman Sachs In a year when success in investment banking was defined by survival, Goldman Sachs gained market share by devising extraordinarily creative solutions for its clients in raising capital across asset ...