Loans enjoyed a spectacular run in the US last year and 2013 looks set to bring more of the same.
BBVA’s Latin America model relies heavily on Bancomer, its Mexican subsidiary.
Bankers insist they want to lend more to the country’s SMEs, by far the largest private-sector employers in the nation.
Turkey has grown by leaps and bounds for more than a decade.
Evidence of at least some degree of a Chinese slowdown over the past six months has coincided with a different development.
A burst of big acquisitions has sparked fresh talk of a new leveraged buyout boom.
There has been a steady increase in international Latin American debt issuance recently.
Portugal’s sovereign borrowing agency is intensifying its focus on re-establishing relationships with existing investors outside the country and developing a dialogue with new ones.
The buyouts of Dell and Heinz are big but they share few characteristics of the classic jumbo LBO.
Mining has been central to Africa’s resurgence and an associated wave of international listings.
Changes to the way banks run their rates desks will make it much harder for their clients – and the banks themselves – to manage through a turn in the interest rate cycle.
A decade after Malaysia sold the first global sovereign sukuk, the market is growing from strength to strength, as are the traditional Islamic finance leaders.
The markets had another volatile year in 2012, but there are signs of green shoots for the global economy.
As chief executive of UBS Wealth management since 2009, and head of what is now clearly the group’s most important business, Jürg Zeltner, looking more youthful than a 25-year veteran of the bank has any right to, speaks to Euromoney as one of the most powerful figures on the UBS group executive board.
Euromoney celebrates the 10th anniversary of its private banking survey this year.
International capital markets underwent a remarkable recovery last year as bond and equity markets soared, creating a fertile dealmaking environment that few had foreseen at the start of the year.
Two characteristics set UBS apart from other private banks, says Bob McCann, head of UBS Wealth Management Americas.
In the Middle East rising sukuk issuance gave a new angle to the global emerging market debt boom.
Supported by strong economic growth, China’s domestic private banking sector has been developing rapidly.
The region’s debt markets benefited handsomely from global flows into emerging markets.
The private banking industry has had to modernize as never before to keep pace with the global needs of clients, new regulation and rebuild trust.
In its home market, UBS has aroused plenty of popular antipathy as an embarrassment to the country for its frequent stumbles in the past five years.
By cutting back its investment bank sharply, UBS chief executive Sergio Ermotti has laid down a challenge to competitors.
Some $30 trillion will transfer from the baby-boomers to their children and grandchildren in the next 30 years.
The collapse in interest rates means that rich Brazilians will have to grapple with riskier investments offering less liquidity if they are to maintain investment returns.