Santander:

Santander:

Ana Botín’s whirlwind start

Fintech

Fintech

Ripe for innovation


Off message

Banking and politics: Fat chance for the fat cats

Banking and politics: Fat chance for the fat cats

March 2015

A grilling from politicians can be murder for a bank chief executive. Your only hope is to get the murder board right in advance.


Off message: When PR goes gonzo

March 2015

If a communications team is faced with the challenge of spinning the closure of a business line, it can get weird.

Off message: Standard Chartered’s Sands – Death by a thousand cuts

February 2015

Standard Chartered’s PR machine does not seem to be helping turn the bank’s story around at a critical time for CEO Peter Sands.

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Against the tide

Against the tide: The fragmentation of Europe

Against the tide: The fragmentation of Europe

March 2015

Political pressures and lack of growth have put the European project under threat. Reform is urgently needed to set Europe back on course.


Against the tide: The ECB goes for broke

February 2015

The eurozone’s economic fortunes should start to recover with the arrival, at last, of full-blown quantitative easing. As the world’s leading currencies are set for a race to the bottom, it could be time to buy gold.

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Inside investment

Inside investment: Pukeanomics – the markets' rollercoaster ride

Inside investment: Pukeanomics – the markets' rollercoaster ride

March 2015

The record books have multiple new market landmarks to note so far in 2015. Investors should be wary, it will be a rollercoaster ride and there may be nausea ahead.


Inside investment: Swiss franc and euro – the allegory of the man cave

February 2015

How did the relationship of the Swiss franc and the euro turn out to be purely platonic? Conscious uncoupling was perhaps inevitable.

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Macaskill on markets

Banking bonuses: trust, don’t verify

Banking bonuses: trust, don’t verify

March 2015

CEO Stuart Gulliver helpfully explains HSBC’s former practice of using a Swiss bank account in the name of a Panama registered corporation to take bonus payments for the Hong Kong bank.


Gulliver and Flint face prisoner’s dilemma at HSBC

February 2015

Before revelations about HSBC’s private bank, its chairman and CEO were seen as a winning combination. As the fallout becomes increasingly political, could their relationship be coming under threat?

Sideways: Deutsche strategy – Twilight of the bank

February 2015

Is Deutsche Bank contemplating a secret Götterdämmerung trade that would hive off sections of its investment bank and offer senior executives an escape route?

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Leaders

Middle East: Assessing the Dubai International Financial Centre

Middle East: Assessing the Dubai International Financial Centre

March 2015

Dubai’s success as a financial centre depends on whether or not it has succeeded in its aims. And what were they?


Brazil's local capital markets: Blame it on Brasilia

March 2015

Brazil has all the ingredients for successful local markets, but it keeps failing to deliver.

'Reverse Yankee' market: Diminishing decoupling

March 2015

US firms are heading towards record levels of euro issuance, bringing the credit markets closer together than ever.

Stronger RMB, stronger China

March 2015

China’s currency might look overvalued, but that is only half the story.

Hungary banking: The price of peace

March 2015

Viktor Orban’s spat with Hungary’s banks has cost the country dear. The bank tax may be on the way out, but the financial sector’s troubles are far from over.

From Peregrine to Snowflake – the re-invention of Andre Lee

February 2015

From the pariah of Peregrine to thought-leader for a new type of finance, Andre Lee’s re-emergence is an example to those whose careers the financial crisis cut short.

Greek banks – quiet buy or screaming sell?

February 2015

Nothing appears more contrarian than going long the Russian rouble and short the Swiss franc. But investing in Greek banks may be up there too.

Emerging markets: Weak oil prices, stronger Africa

February 2015

The falling oil price has hit oil exporters hard, especially in Africa. But the region has three strengths that should protect its capital markets from the current crisis.

Global private banking: Head to head with America

February 2015

GS, MS and JPM have all arrived on the global map. Are the traditional private banks ready for the challenge?

Bond market liquidity: Pre-trade info is key for investors

February 2015

Bond investors may need to travel down darker paths to cope with reduced secondary market liquidity.

Private equity: Render unto Caesar – despite bankruptcy and $18 billion of debt

February 2015

How can Caesars Entertainment have an equity value of $2 billion while its bankrupt operating subsidiary owes creditors $18 billion?

Santander deal raises doubts over ECB stress test

February 2015

On January 8, Santander took a volatile equity market by surprise, raising €7.5 billion ($8.9 billion) through an accelerated bookbuild, the largest such deal on record in the European equity capital markets.

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Front end

Quotes of the month

March 2015

Off the record

February 2015

Euromoney behind the Iron Curtain

February 2015

We at Euromoney would never claim credit for Romania’s dramatic 25 year shift from the deepest, darkest communism of the Ceausescu era to today’s EU membership and its knocking at the euro’s door, but we’ve been fascinated to learn we’ve had a modest role in its economic transformation.

Red card for Turkish football fans?

February 2015

In Euromoney’s December 2014 issue, we described in detail how Bank Asya had become a political football in Turkey. Politics and banking now seem to have combined to create a row in Turkey’s football community as well.

Heron serves up irresistible dish to Bradesco

February 2015

Brazilian bank Bradesco opens its London office on February 9. A small delegation of senior bankers from the bank’s Brazilian headquarters will fly over to mark the occasion.

Abu Dhabi Santiago Bernabeu: Oiling the wheels of footie

February 2015

The news that Abu Dhabi’s International Petroleum Investment Company has secured naming rights to Real Madrid’s home ground – turning it into the Abu Dhabi Santiago Bernabeu – represents an interesting branding exercise. Sovereign wealth funds rarely seek brand recognition: usually quite the reverse.

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Videos

Awards for Excellence 2014: Speeches and interview videos

July 2014

Including the winners of Best global bank, Best global investment bank, and Banker of the year.

Innovations in wealth management technology – videos

July 2014

Leading private bankers and nontraditional wealth advisers discuss how the industry can embrace technology.

Awards for Excellence 2014: Bank of America Merril Lynch video interviews

July 2014

Awards for Excellence 2014: Bank of Kigali video interview

July 2014

Awards for Excellence 2014: Deutsche Bank video interview

July 2014

Awards for Excellence 2014: JPMorgan video interview

July 2014

Awards for Excellence 2014: Ken Moelis video interview

July 2014

Awards for Excellence 2014: Lloyds Banking Group video interview

July 2014

Awards for Excellence 2014: CaixaBI video interview

July 2014

Awards for Excellence 2014: Guaranty Trust Bank video interview

July 2014

Awards for Excellence 2014: HSBC video interview

July 2014

Best global investment bank 2014: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, video

July 2014

Christian Meissner, head of global corporate and investment banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, accepts the award.

Ken Moelis, Banker of the Year 2014: video of acceptance speech

July 2014

Best global bank 2014: video of acceptance speech

July 2014

Canadian minister of finance at the Euromoney Global borrowers and investors forum - video

June 2014

Hon. Joe Oliver PC, MP and minister of finance for Canada gives the opening keynote at this year's Euromoney Global borrowers and investors forum.

UKIP's Nigel Farage "Doesn't believe in regulating bonuses" - video

June 2014

The leader of the UK Independence Party Nigel Farage interviewed by Euromoney chairman Richard Ensor on stage at this year's Euromoney Global borrowers and investors forum.

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