Santander was named
best global bank and Deutsche Bank was awarded the title of
best global investment bank at
Euromoney’s Awards for Excellence dinner in
More than 500 bankers from across the globe attended the
dinner at The Brewery in London. Launched in 1992,
Awards for Excellence were the first in the publishing
industry to recognise achievement in the global banking
industry, and remain the most prestigious accolades for the
financial community today.
Santander was named best global bank. The award was
collected by Santander’s chairman, Emilio
Euromoney says of Santander: We have no doubt that our
decision will cause controversy in some quarters. But equally
we are certain that our winner is one of the best-run banks in
the world, and will continue to confound its sceptics.
Santander has built a unique and diverse business, spread
between developed and high growth markets. In each, its high
market share enables the bank to produce not only strong
revenues but also industry-leading efficiency.
These qualities have allowed it to withstand unprecedented
turmoil in its home market, but through that turbulence it has
not stood still – it was one of very few developed
market banks to undertake a growth-driven acquisition in the
past 12 months.
Deutsche Bank was named best global investment bank
– the second time the firm has won this accolade
in the past three years. The award was presented to Colin
Fan, Deutsche’s co-head of corporate banking and
securities and head of markets.
Over the past few years, Deutsche Bank has made more gains
in market share than any other investment bank, and it has
continued to do so over the past 12 months, says
It has scored notable successes in both equity and M&A,
winning many new clients, and organically built a real
contender in the key US capital markets. It has built on and
retained its leadership in sales and trading, all while
dramatically dialling down risk.
Peter Sands, the chief executive of Standard Chartered, was
named banker of the year. Peter has overseen one of the
few and great banking success stories of the past five years.
Over that period Standard Chartered has doubled both revenues
and profits, sticking firmly to its strategy of focusing on the
markets of Asia, the Middle East and Africa, says
Also, at a time of great challenges for banking, he stands
out for his timely and thoughtful interventions on the
industry, admitting where mistakes have been made and offering
constructive but forceful arguments on how banking can once
again be seen as a force for good.
During the dinner, the banking industry raised £482,595
towards Euromoney’s charity
project for 2012, which is to eliminate the disease trachoma in
the South Omo region of Ethiopia.
We are amazed and humbled by the extraordinary generosity
of the bankers and institutions that gave so much to this
worthy cause. This sum of money will change the lives of
thousands of people in one of the poorest regions of Africa. We
offer our heartfelt thanks to all of those who donated, said
Clive Horwood, editor of Euromoney, after the event.
About the Awards for Excellence
Euromoney’s Awards for Excellence cover more than
20 global product categories, best-in-class awards in all
regions and the best banks in close to 100 countries around the
The full list will be live on
euromoney.com/awards from midnight. They will also
be published in the July
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