Awards for Excellence 2001 - A new global bulge bracket

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A small number of international banks now regularly compete for Euromoney's global awards. The margin between these same leading firms in any category is narrow. The pecking order shows minor adjustments this year, with universal banks Citigroup, JPMorgan and Deutsche doing well, while Goldman Sachs still hangs in. Simon Brady, Jonathan Brown, Chris Cockerill, Antony Currie, Anja Helk, Peter Lee, Julian Marshall, Jennifer Morris and Felix Salmon report

Awards for excellence - The world’s best bank

World’s most improved bank
World’s best investment bank
World’s most improved investment bank
World’s best M&A house
World’s best global bank in emerging markets
World’s best debt house
World’s most improved debt house
World’s best credit bond house
World’s best emerging market debt house
World’s best asset-backed house
World’s best short-term debt house
World’s best project finance house
World’s best equity house
World’s most improved equity house
World’s best equity-linked house
World’s best risk management house
World’s best foreign exchange bank
World’s best at custody
World’s best bank at cash management and payments


Latin America
The large foreign-owned banks now dominate in Latin America. Citigroup sees off BSCH's challenge for best bank, while JPMorgan picks up two awards. Felix Salmon

Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Ecuador
El Salvador
Guatemala
Mexico

Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay
Venezuela

Asia
Citigroup continues to set the pace in Asia, taking the best bank award for the second year running. Domestic banks continue to struggle. Chris Cockerill

Australia
China
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Japan
Korea
Malaysia
Pakistan

Philippines
Singapore
Taiwan
Thailand

Emerging Europe
Bank Austria's extensive network helps it to the top regional award while Citigroup demonstrates its strength in a number of categories. Anja Helk

Bulgaria
Croatia
Czech Republic
Hungary
Poland
Romania
Russia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Turkey
Ukraine

Middle East
In a closely-fought contest, Gulf International Bank wrests back its crown as best bank in the Middle East. Morgan Stanley is top in a growing debt market. Julian Marshall

Bahrain
Egypt
Israel
Jordan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Morocco
Oman

Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Tunisia
UAE

Central Asia
Domestic banks are the clear winners in central Asia's limited market. Jennifer Morris

Azerbaijan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyz Republic
Uzbekistan

Africa
Africa remains high-risk, though profits are attainable. Citibank's presence and product depth gain it the best bank award, though HSBC also deserves praise. Simon Brady

South Africa

Europe
Deutsche Bank reigns supreme among European banks, winning four regional awards, including best bank. Local players still fare well in their own backyards. Peter Lee

Austria
Belgium
France
Germany
Greece
Ireland
Italy
Luxembourg
Netherlands

Portugal
Spain
Switzerland
UK


Nordic/Baltic region
Svenska Handelsbanken leads the way as the domestic banks come storming back in the Nordic and Baltic regions. ABN AMRO dominates in debt. Jonathan Brown

Denmark
Estonia
Finland
Latvia
Lithuania
Norway

Sweden

North America
Size proves crucially important in a tough year for North America. Wells Fargo wins best bank in the USA, but Morgan Stanley emerges empty-handed. Antony Currie