Best Bank: Ceska Sporitelna
Central and Eastern Europe regional awards
Ceska Sporitelna once again edges out arch-rivals CSOB and Komercni Banka in the race for the best bank title thanks to its market leadership in such fast-growing areas such as mortgage lending, where it has boosted volume by over 60% this year alone. As well as such bread-and-butter banking products its Servis 24 internet banking service is regarded as the best on the market.
Deutsche Bank wins the best debt house award on the back of its unrivalled ability to trade and distribute Czech credit and currency product on both a domestic and international basis, plus for the quality of its debt market research.
On the equity front, Wood & Company is yet another outstanding example of an investment banking boutique in central and eastern Europe that, through allying best international practice with local connections, has the requisite know-how and experience to be able to compete effectively against the global investment banking titans.