Awards for Excellence 2008: Slovenia
Best bank: Nova Ljubljanska Banka
Best equity house: Citi
Nova Ljubljanska Banka remains streets ahead of the competition, with the bank maintaining its number one position thanks to a 30%-plus market share in terms of total banking assets, loans and deposits in Slovenia.
As well as bread-and-butter banking services for its retail and corporate customers, the bank is one of the leading brokers on the Ljubljana Stock Exchange and a big player in the asset management stakes. As a result of its well-diversified business profile, adequate risk management and sound capital adequacy and liquidity ratios the bank has a region-topping Aa3 credit rating from Moody’s Investors Service, which means it has been well positioned to secure cheap financing.