Western Europe Regional Awards of Excellence
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Western Europe Regional Awards of Excellence


Best Bank: Santander

Best Investment Bank: JPMorgan

Best M&A Adviser: JPMorgan

Best Equity House: Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Best Debt House: BNP Paribas

Best Risk Adviser: Deutsche Bank

Best at FX: Deutsche Bank

Best at Cash Management: Deutsche Bank

Best at Project Finance: BNP Paribas

In Europe, Santander stands out as one of the strong banks to which more has been given. From the crisis that convulsed the banking system in the past 12 months, it has emerged with positions in two of the continent’s largest economies, the UK and Germany, substantially bolstered by acquisitions from failing or retreating competitors.

Before the UK banking system almost collapsed last year, the Spanish bank had already made impressive strides in overhauling Abbey, replacing the bank’s systems so as to reduce the cost-income ratio, thus enabling it to compete for deposits at market-beating rates.

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