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High profile players, past and present, such as Al Gore, Sinan Al-Shabibi, Stan O’Neal, John Mack, Ken Lewis, Daniel Bouton, Baudouin Prot, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, Gordon Brown, Marcel Ospel and Lloyd Blankfein speak with Euromoney.


CFTC’s Gary Gensler: Banking's enemy #1

Euromoney September 2010

Gary Gensler is on a mission to make the CFTC the world’s most influential financial markets regulator. He wields an unprecedented mandate to interpret the statute book and thereby shape the future of banking. But his former colleagues in the banking industry claim his quest for power is based on personal ambition, causing him to ride roughshod over their reasonable opinions and creating a template that will bring unnecessary hardship to the financial industry and the broader economy. Hamish Risk interviewed the man many bankers call the “most dangerous man in finance”

Cohrs to Jain: it can be complex 

Euromoney July 2010 

In his last interview as a Deutsche executive, Cohrs said he and Jain "were a bit like kindred souls". ...

2010 Awards for excellence Banker of the year: Vikram Pandit 

Euromoney July 2010

For a man who was supposedly doomed to fail, Vikram Pandit has done a pretty good job in transforming Citigroup. Few, if any, bank chief executives have faced a tougher set of challenges over the past two years or been the subject of as much criticism. He has come through many battles, and has many more to come. But perhaps it’s time to start giving Pandit some credit. Clive Horwood reports.


Euromoney 40th anniversary thought leadership
The leaders of nine of the world’s pre-eminent financial

institutions discuss the challenges facing the global banking

industry: restoring trust among policymakers and stakeholders;

avoiding regulation that will hurt economies as well as banks;

bringing compensation back into line; and making money in a

radically changed world.

Lloyd Blankfein, chairman and CEO, Goldman Sachs How to safeguard the value of risk capital Ken Lewis, chief executive and president, Bank of America Global reach and capital remain king Bob Diamond, president, Barclays Banks must work with regulators to shape a prosperous future Paul Calello, chief executive, Credit Suisse We must apply the lessons of the crisis Josef Ackermann, chairman of the management board, Deutsche Bank Banking industry must regain trust Stephen Hester, chief executive, RBS Group Earning our way back to respect Emilio Botín, president, Banco Santander The basics don’t change Mike Rees, chief executive of wholesale banking, Standard Chartered The world has changed: so must banks Dieter Rampl, chairman, UniCredit Group Putting the teeth into corporate governance

Private banking: Oswald Grübel claims the tide is turning for UBS

Euromoney February 2010

Legendary troubleshooter Oswald Grübel has had a tough first year at UBS, trying to mend the bank’s tattered reputation and staunch the outpouring of client money. But his biggest challenge may be convincing the markets that his methods are working.

Too big to succeed? The scale of Brian Moynihan’s ambitions at Bank of America

Euromoney May 2010

Out of adversity comes opportunity. So thinks Brian Moynihan, Bank of America’s new chief executive. He says that the much-derided Merrill Lynch takeover will seal the firm’s ambition to become the ultimate universal bank. No one doubts the size of the platform. But can Moynihan succeed where Citigroup failed and show that biggest really can be best? Helen Avery and Peter Lee report.

Inside Redrado’s battle for Argentina’s central bank

Euromoney March 2010

When Argentine president Cristina Kirchner tried to grab $6.6 billion of reserves from the country’s central bank, its governor Martin Redrado refused to play ball. A stand-off ensued that threatened a full-scale constitutional crisis. This exclusive account reveals the political tensions and the dirty tricks as Redrado struggled to maintain the independence of the central bank, eventually at the cost of his own job.

Blankfein interview: Goldman pays the price of success

November 2009

Assailed on all sides for preparing to pay huge bonuses from a financial market kept alive by systemic government support, Lloyd Blankfein is having to fight Goldman’s corner almost as fiercely as when the crisis was at its worst. He tells Peter Lee that it is not business as usual. 

Morgan Stanley: Gorman aims for the top on Wall Street

October 2009

Morgan Stanley’s incoming CEO explains strategy; Mack and Chammah take new responsibilities

Tucker’s tough message

September 2009

The Bank of England deputy governor understands bankers’ fear of excessive regulatory zeal, but he’s not easing up. He insists banks should improve the quality of their capital and sees no role at all for subordinated debt. He wants strong banks to blow the whistle on the weak and to know that, in future, the shareholders of surviving banks will pick up the tab for bailing out the system.

Anshu Jain cranks up the flow at Deutsche Bank

May 2009

Foreign exchange, money markets and rates have returned Deutsche Bank to profitability. Anshu Jain, the firm’s global head of markets, says it’s all down to applying smart solutions to relatively simple products. But don’t be fooled into thinking he’s given up on more complex business.

RBS: John Hourican interview

May 2009

"We can have all the rhetoric we like, but at the end of the day we have to go out there and do the business."

Why Rohner left UBS – his last interview as UBS CEO

February 2009

Euromoney was the last publication to carry an in-depth interview with Marcel Rohner before he resigned as CEO of UBS at the end of February. In the interview he details the challenges that will now face his successor, Ossie Grübel.

Trichet: ‘Banks will not forget that their job is to lend’

January 2009

The European Central Bank’s president knows that confidence must be restored before markets begin to function normally again. But he believes that the concerted action of central banks and governments means financial institutions should now be preparing to restore normal lending and borrowing relationships. 


And for his next trick... Botín weaves his magic at Santander

Euromoney August 2008

Al Gore interview: “Markets are the key to climate change”

Euromoney September 2007 

Sinan Al-Shabibi interview: A battle against inflation and instability

Euromoney September 2007

Stan O’Neal interview: O’Neal accentuates the positives

Euromoney August 2007 

John Mack interview: Morgan Stanley’s reversal of fortunes

Euromoney July 2007 

Ken Lewis interview: Bank of America’s next step forward

Euromoney July 2007

Finance minister interview: Yemen plays catch-up

Euromoney June 2007

Interview: Daniel Bouton for NYSE/Euronext

Euromoney February 2007

The Daniel Bouton interview

Euromoney December 2006 

The Baudouin Prot interview

Euromoney December 2006 

The world’s internet banker: ING Direct. Interview with Dick Harryvan

Euromoney September 2006

Stan O’Neal interview: “It’s powerful if you have an organization on the same page"

Euromoney July 2006

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal reveals shortlisted banks for Kingdom Holding Company IPO

Euromoney April 2006  Guillermo Nielsen exclusive: Inside Argentina’s financial crisis

Euromoney March 2006

Ken Thompson interview: Wachovia on Wall Street

Euromoney October 2005 

Interview with G-20 chairman Paul Martin

Euromoney November 2001

DEUTSCHE BANK - Exclusive interview: Rolf Breuer on Bankers Trust

Euromoney September 1999

Interview: Gordon Brown backs world market reform

Euromoney May 1999 

Interview: Gutfreund shows his hand

Euromoney May 1999 

The Kalff interview

Euromoney October 1997 

SBC: The Marcel Ospel interview

Euromoney April 1997

Interview: Edson Mitchell's game plan

Euromoney September 1996

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