In 2019 Euromoney turns 50.

Our publication was founded in 1969 to cover the growth of cross-border finance. Over five decades, Euromoney has been there to cover every advance and every challenge along the way. We have prided ourselves on our ability to get to know the people and the institutions driving banking, finance and capital markets forward. What a 50 years it has been.

Euromoney's 50th anniversary gives us a unique opportunity to take the pulse of global banking today. Throughout the course of 2019, we will publish a series of special reports reflecting on 50 years in the core pillars of Euromoney's coverage. In each report, we will look at what has brought banking to where it is today and discuss where the industry goes from here.


THE BANKERS THAT DEFINE THE DECADES
CAPITAL MARKETS | PRIVATE BANKING
ASIA | CEE | AFRICA | MIDDLE EAST | LATIN AMERICA

BROWSE OUR ARCHIVES ACROSS THE DECADES



 

JUNE: EUROMONEY 50TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE

THE BANKERS THAT DEFINE THE DECADES

For all its complexities, finance is like any other business: it is about people. People bring success or failure. People give institutions their identity. That’s as true as ever today, even as technology and process become ever more important to banking. That is one of the reasons why, for this 50th anniversary issue, we have picked out the six individual bankers we believe define each of the decades of Euromoney’s existence. They are all giants of the industry. Their names transcend it: Warburg, Rockefeller, Reed, Kopper, Botín and Dimon. From now until June 21, we will publish in-depth interviews with these key industry figures.

THE CEO AGENDA

Euromoney spoke to 15 leading bank chief executives from the US and Europe about the challenges facing the banking industry today. What's at the top of their agendas? People, getting higher returns, dealing with data and the threat from technology companies, fighting short-termism and ensuring banks play a full role in the broader economy and society.

What the CEOs really think

What the CEOs really think

June 13, 2019

What is it like to run a leading bank today? What are the key lessons they have learned during their careers? Who are their mentors? And how will technology affect their business? Euromoney has been on a global tour of top bank chief executives to find out.



MAY: ASIA

How multilateral development banks moved to Asia

How multilateral development banks moved to Asia

May 09, 2019
By CHRIS WRIGHT

The alphabet soup of multilaterals in the region has become hard to understand during the past decade, so Euromoney tries to read between the acronyms to assess what impact they will make.

Is it time for Asian banks to go global?

Is it time for Asian banks to go global?

May 09, 2019
By CHRIS WRIGHT

As Asia’s share of world GDP and global capital increases, the trend among Asia-based banks is for regional rather than global expansion.

Asia sovereign wealth funds: Lifting the lid on Singapore’s GIC

Asia sovereign wealth funds: Lifting the lid on Singapore’s GIC

May 09, 2019
By CHRIS WRIGHT

In a rare interview, chief executive Lim Chow Kiat explains the investment discipline that underpins one of the world’s most influential and sophisticated funds – and his fears over the impact of a polarized political world on global investment.

Asia across the decades

Asia across the decades

May 09, 2019

Five decades of Asia coverage have seen the rise and fall of Japan, the opening of China, the turmoil of the Asian financial crisis and the rocketing recovery from it, the emergence of local capital markets, and at least seven new dawns at Nomura.

ASIA: THE PROFILES


 

MAY: Central & Eastern Europe

Banking: Is size the solution in CEE?

Banking: Is size the solution in CEE?

May 14, 2019
By LUCY FITZGEORGE-PARKER

Well-capitalized, liquid and digitally sophisticated, banks in emerging Europe today are far from the clunking incumbents and fly-by-nights of the post-socialist era.

CEE home team advantage: The rise of the local investment banks

CEE home team advantage: The rise of the local investment banks

May 14, 2019
By LUCY FITZGEORGE-PARKER

Since 2008, rising local players have gained the upper hand over risk-averse global investment banks in emerging Europe as the flow of larger deals has declined, but that could change as regional firms start to flex their muscles on the global stage and China looms large.

CEE across the decades

CEE across the decades

May 14, 2019
By LUCY FITZGEORGE-PARKER

From communism to unbridled capitalism, from command economy to chaos to convergence, Euromoney’s coverage provides a unique insight into an unparalleled half-century in emerging Europe.

CEE architects of transition

CEE architects of transition

May 14, 2019
By LUCY FITZGEORGE-PARKER

Euromoney speaks to 10 key figures who shaped the development of banking and finance in emerging Europe.

CEE: THE PROFILES


 

MAY: AFRICA

Banking refugees in Uganda

Banking refugees in Uganda

May 15, 2019
By KANIKA SAIGAL

Africa has the largest number of refugees of any continent – in Uganda, many of them are economically active, while others are excluded from accessing basic banking products.

Africa across the decades

Africa across the decades

May 15, 2019

For 50 years, Euromoney has followed the vicissitudes of a continent that has moved into and out of favour with international banks and grappled with developing its own capital market culture.

Capital markets: Funding Africa’s future

Capital markets: Funding Africa’s future

May 15, 2019
By OLIVIER HOLMEY

Africa has long had a fraught relationship with the capital markets – can the continent put that difficult history behind it and, crucially, fund the next stage of its development?


 

APRIL: CAPITAL MARKETS

Innovators drove the markets – what drives them now?

Innovators drove the markets – what drives them now?

April 11, 2019
By MARK BAKER

Capital markets bankers have spent much of the last five decades dreaming up products to help clients and themselves make money, but is process, which has largely taken a back seat, now becoming the battleground?

Capital markets: The origin of crises

Capital markets: The origin of crises

April 11, 2019
By LOUISE BOWMAN

The LDC crisis, Black Monday, LTCM, the GFC – the past 50 years in global finance have been defined by disasters rather than successes.

Leveraged finance: poster child or problem child?

Leveraged finance: poster child or problem child?

April 11, 2019
By LOUISE BOWMAN

Leveraged finance has contributed to plenty of crises over the last 50 years, and the market is bigger and deeper than it has ever been – does that make it more disciplined or more dangerous?

How leverage transformed the M&A business

How leverage transformed the M&A business

April 11, 2019
By PETER LEE

In business school they teach you that rising equity markets drive increased mergers and acquisitions activity, but perhaps it is really the debt markets that have driven the booms and busts in M&A.

CAPITAL MARKETS: THE PROFILES

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MARCH: LATIN AMERICA

Latin America: An end to boom and bust?

Latin America: An end to boom and bust?

March 06, 2019
By ROB DWYER

Argentina is on a precipice, Venezuela has a humanitarian crisis and Brazil is just exiting its worst-ever recession – so far, so Latin America.

Digital retail: Latin America’s banking revolution

Digital retail: Latin America’s banking revolution

March 06, 2019
By BEN EDWARDS

The region’s leading banks produce some of the best numbers in the global industry, and success in retail banking – and a hard-learned approach to risk management – are core; could the growth of digital banking bring a new era of change?

Latin America: Colombia's Cárdenas calls for a new vision

Latin America: Colombia's Cárdenas calls for a new vision

March 06, 2019
By ROB DWYER

While the region has proved its economic and financial resilience in recent years, it’s time to look ahead and become competitive for whatever the next 50 years will bring, says former Colombia finance minister Mauricio Cárdenas.

Latin America across the decades

Latin America across the decades

March 08, 2019

Recoveries, reschedulings, crises and scandal: no region’s financial markets have been as turbulent as Latin America’s over the last five decades.

 

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MARCH: MIDDLE EAST

Banking for a modern Middle East

Banking for a modern Middle East

March 05, 2019

The region’s banks used to be small, local and low-tech – many still are – but in the future they will be altogether different beasts.

Can the Gulf break the habit of half a century?

Can the Gulf break the habit of half a century?

March 05, 2019

Less than five years after Euromoney began, the Arab oil embargo gave international finance a shot in the arm and provided an extraordinary windfall to the Gulf, but as the oil boom has repeatedly turned to bust, commodity cycles have laid bare the vacuity of the region’s diversification programmes.

Middle East: Has Islamic banking set a new standard?

Middle East: Has Islamic banking set a new standard?

March 05, 2019

Islamic finance has come a long way over the past few decades, maturing into a $2.4 trillion industry, but some long-term problems remain and the recent wrangle over a Dana Gas sukuk shows credibility is still an issue.

The Middle East across the decades

The Middle East across the decades

March 07, 2019

Working in Beirut in 1974 was a formative experience for Padraic Fallon, the long-serving editor and later chairman of Euromoney, and since then the magazine has set the standard for coverage of this often misunderstood region.

FEBRUARY: PRIVATE BANKING

 

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Wealth management: The Next Generation

Wealth management: The Next Generation

February 06, 2019
By HELEN AVERY

The last 20 years of private banking have been all about building scale, international growth and professionalization; the top wealth managers are still getting bigger and are confident they have the right model – but as they struggle to maintain quality of service under pressure on revenues, new specialists are emerging.

FEBRUARY: THE WRITERS...

This month, 11 writers who developed their fascination with banking and the capital markets and honed their journalistic skills at Euromoney recall their time here and the stories that still stand out to them. 


JANUARY: THE EDITORS...

For the first month of our 50th anniversary celebration, we have invited the small cadre of editors of the publication during the last five decades to tell their own story of Euromoney through the lens of the articles that stand out from their tenure. 

...and their picks from Euromoney's archive