Gorman can't wait to have less capital

Gorman can't wait to have less capital

October 18, 2019
By MARK BAKER

Morgan Stanley's third quarter earnings were mostly strong, but CEO James Gorman is looking forward to the day when regulatory focus shifts from leverage to capital

Airline-style alliances in banking look set to take off

Airline-style alliances in banking look set to take off

October 17, 2019
By DOMINIC O’NEILL

The Trade Club Alliance, a new 14-bank partnership to match SME exporters and importers, reflects greater willingness among banks – especially in Europe – to work together against low-cost newcomers, while relinquishing their own global ambitions.

Is German banking a zero-sum game?

Is German banking a zero-sum game?

October 14, 2019
By DOMINIC O’NEILL

Clients have had a much easier time than their banks in Germany, but fintech innovation is creating ways for the likes of Commerzbank and Deutsche Bank to thrive, even in the country’s SME heartlands.

VTB bets big on digital

VTB bets big on digital

October 11, 2019
By LUCY FITZGEORGE-PARKER

VTB has long lagged state-owned rival Sberbank in terms of profitability, but with sanctions limiting access to capital the pressure is on to close the gap – chairman Andrey Kostin explains why digital transformation and aggressive retail growth hold the key to success for Russia’s second-largest lender.

Conservation finance: Can banks embrace natural capital?

Conservation finance: Can banks embrace natural capital?

October 08, 2019
By HELEN AVERY

Climate is no longer the only risk in town: thanks to a loud call from the scientific community, nature has finally been given a seat at the table with finance ministers, regulators and central bank governors.

Korea gets the digital banking bug

Korea gets the digital banking bug

October 04, 2019
By CHRIS WRIGHT

Korea’s first two digital banks have had very different starts: one, kakaobank, is a clear success story; the other, K Bank, badly needs funding but is caught up in a problem around its would-be-biggest shareholder.

Lazard gears up for the next M&A cycle

Lazard gears up for the next M&A cycle

October 03, 2019
By PETER LEE

The winners in M&A advisory are supposed to be the firms with the best-connected and most-knowledgeable industry experts to advise chief executives, but Lazard’s CEO wants more data scientists to help advisers upgrade their tools for predicting how shareholders will respond to takeover deals.

Singapore: BNP Paribas hacks a digital path to growth

Singapore: BNP Paribas hacks a digital path to growth

September 27, 2019
By ELLIOT WILSON

BNP Paribas’ Asia wealth management division was once a digital laggard, but thanks to its ‘design factory’ in Singapore, led by Vivien Jong, it is now a global leader, inventing ways to make the bank work better and more profitably.

Why 1MDB still troubles AmBank

Why 1MDB still troubles AmBank

September 27, 2019
By ERIC ELLIS

Malaysia’s sixth-biggest bank was once eager to serve the country’s now disgraced former prime minister Najib Razak and his fugitive associate Jho Low.

The Philippines: Consing takes BPI in a new direction

The Philippines: Consing takes BPI in a new direction

September 27, 2019

Bank of the Philippine Islands is already one of the top corporate and investment banks in the archipelago; now CEO Cezar Consing wants the bank to focus on financial inclusion by expanding its microfinance, SME and consumer lending businesses.

Financial institutions to watch in Asia

Financial institutions to watch in Asia

September 26, 2019

Asiamoney has spent the past two months interviewing the chief executives of the biggest, most important and most disruptive financial institutions in the region.

First Women Bank: Agent of change

First Women Bank: Agent of change

September 26, 2019

Created to promote the social development of women alongside its commercial interests, First Women Bank has led the way in financial inclusion.

Nomura: Cultural shift

Nomura: Cultural shift

September 26, 2019

Nomura hopes a more efficient structure can help it win private banking business and investment banking mandates on the global stage.

Macquarie: The incremental evolution model

Macquarie: The incremental evolution model

September 26, 2019

Change is the only constant for Macquarie, helping it through the global financial crisis and beyond, and making it one to watch as it develops new Asian markets.

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HSBC: special focus

HSBC: special focus

September 02, 2019

Euromoney's recent coverage of the global banking group from its global footprint, management shifts and strategic overhaul.

AT1 capital/CoCo bonds: what you should know

AT1 capital/CoCo bonds: what you should know

July 16, 2019

Additional tier-1 (AT1) securities and contingent convertible capital instruments, known as CoCo bonds, absorb losses when the capital of the issuing financial institution falls below a supervisor-determined level.

Barclays: special focus

Barclays: special focus

March 28, 2019

Euromoney's recent coverage of the bank's battle to retool its business model and boost earnings.