Wealth management: Universal benefits

Wealth management: Universal benefits

February 06, 2020
By ELLIOT WILSON

Should spirituality be one of the lenses through which the wealthy manage their money? Faith-based investors certainly think so.

Goldman and IB: Where do you go from number one?

Goldman and IB: Where do you go from number one?

February 05, 2020
By MARK BAKER

The co-head of investment banking wants the firm to 'win by more' in the businesses where it already leads, but ramp up its client coverage overall – and roll out its transaction banking platform.

Europe: Did the banks cry wolf on negative rates?

Europe: Did the banks cry wolf on negative rates?

February 03, 2020
By DOMINIC O’NEILL

As the howls of anguish at negative interest rates reach a crescendo, central bankers and prominent economists are still convinced that Europe’s financial sector would be even worse off were base rates above zero.

CLO market: Corporate distress? Bring it on

CLO market: Corporate distress? Bring it on

December 13, 2019
By LOUISE BOWMAN

It is an almost unchallenged truth that the next crisis will be triggered by over-leveraged corporate borrowers crumbling under the weight of cheap debt that they have taken on over the last decade.

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Mediobanca's Nagel faces his critics

December 10, 2019
By DOMINIC O’NEILL

Leonardo Del Vecchio’s arrival as the biggest shareholder in Mediobanca caught CEO Alberto Nagel off guard, stirring debate about Nagel’s handling of the bank’s stake in Generali.

Messina battles to keep Italy

Messina battles to keep Italy's crown

December 10, 2019
By DOMINIC O’NEILL

Intesa Sanpaolo chief executive Carlo Messina bristles at the idea that Italian finance should be an underdog in Europe.

Russia Inc focuses on ESG

Russia Inc focuses on ESG

December 05, 2019
By LUCY FITZGEORGE-PARKER

Sustainable financing is gaining ground in corporate Russia as firms look to improve their environmental, social and governance policies ‒ but can the country’s notorious polluters really go green?

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Strobl lights up Raiffeisen’s recovery

Strobl lights up Raiffeisen’s recovery

March 05, 2018
By LUCY FITZGEORGE-PARKER

Three years ago, Raiffeisen Bank International was on the casualty list – today it is again one of the best-performing banks in Europe.

Fintech: Up bit creek

Fintech: Up bit creek

February 05, 2018
By CHRIS WRIGHT

A bitcoin conference on a Thai beach, part of a cryptocurrency cruise, is quite a thing.

The Euromoney 25

The Euromoney 25

December 20, 2017

Euromoney assesses the performance of 25 banks from around the world in a new series of progress reports

ESG: the stewardship revolution

ESG: the stewardship revolution

November 30, 2017
By HELEN AVERY

The 2017 US proxy voting season was historic: the world’s two largest asset managers backed shareholder resolutions on climate-risk disclosure.

Can finance save the world’s vulnerable nations?

Can finance save the world’s vulnerable nations?

September 15, 2017
By CHRIS WRIGHT

There are so many challenges related to climate change, so many disparate actors required for their remedy and so much money required to do it, that it is tempting to see the whole situation as unfixable.

Making sense of Belt and Road – What it means for banks

Making sense of Belt and Road – What it means for banks

September 26, 2017
By CHRIS WRIGHT

China’s Belt and Road Initiative is so vast and ambitious it can be difficult to understand how it will all work in practice – what makes a BRI undertaking, how will they be funded, will they be trophy projects or on commercial terms, how are they originated? – so Euromoney spoke to 16 institutions all looking at BRI from their own different perspectives.

Barclays: Can Jes do it?

Barclays: Can Jes do it?

June 02, 2016
By MARK BAKER

Six months ago, Jes Staley took on a job that many of his peers said they did not envy.

Fintech 2016: The fintech revolution gathers momentum

Fintech 2016: The fintech revolution gathers momentum

May 05, 2016
By PETER LEE

After a record year for fund raising, large fintech companies are now emerging in marketplace lending and payments, with many more newcomers deploying venture capital money raised in $25 million to $50 million chunks to transform capital markets and traditional banking mainstays such as mortgage lending.

BNP Paribas breaks cover as Europe’s best bet

BNP Paribas breaks cover as Europe’s best bet

March 02, 2016
By MARK BAKER

BNPP’s latest strategic update for its corporate and institutional bank might have fallen short of the expectations of a market now used to the wild lurches of rival European firms, but to dismiss this as mere tinkering would be a mistake.

Banking: Portugal’s bail-in bombshell

Banking: Portugal’s bail-in bombshell

January 20, 2016
By LOUISE BOWMAN

Portugal’s central bank had very few options when it decided to bail-in senior bondholders of Novo Banco at the end of last year.

Barclays' identity crisis

Barclays' identity crisis

June 04, 2015
By PETER LEE

One year on from its big restructuring announcement, Barclays is still struggling to convince that it has found the right model.

Revealed: The truth about Barclays and the Abu Dhabi investment

Revealed: The truth about Barclays and the Abu Dhabi investment

May 29, 2013
By CLIVE HORWOOD and ERIC ELLIS

Amanda Staveley earned an astonishing £30 million fee for her role in helping to secure Abu Dhabi’s £3.5 billion investment in Barclays in 2008, a deal on which Sheikh Mansour made a profit of more than £3 billion.

The week Wall Street went into meltdown

The week Wall Street went into meltdown

September 23, 2007
By PETER LEE

In the week of August 13 participants in the financial markets – credit traders, equity investors, heads of repo desks, hedge fund managers, risk controllers, originators and capital markets bankers, credit strategists, treasurers, chief financial officers – began to lose faith in the financial system itself.

Have Wall Street banks gone subprime at the wrong time?

Have Wall Street banks gone subprime at the wrong time?

November 27, 2006
By ALEX CHAMBERS

Wall Street is praying that the US economy will land softly now that the Federal Reserve has pricked the housing market bubble, because it will be bad news for mortgage origination if house prices stall for long or, even worse, fall.