Banking: Generation tech rent

Banking: Generation tech rent

April 11, 2019

Capital markets banks are investing heavily in technology, partly in response to the threat from fintech disruptors but also just to keep their businesses running.

Innovators drove the markets – what drives them now?

Innovators drove the markets – what drives them now?

April 11, 2019

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: Turning art into science

Capital markets: Turning art into science

April 11, 2019

Pricing new issues on intuition and market feel is ancient history – artificial intelligence and algorithms are setting the market price for credit, using factors and correlations humans can guess but not follow.

How leverage transformed the M&A business

How leverage transformed the M&A business

April 11, 2019

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.

Leveraged finance: poster child or problem child?

Leveraged finance: poster child or problem child?

April 11, 2019

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?

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.

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.

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

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

March 06, 2019

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.

Digital retail: Latin America’s banking revolution

Digital retail: Latin America’s banking revolution

March 06, 2019

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?

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.

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.

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.

Australia Royal Commission: All talk, no action

Australia Royal Commission: All talk, no action

March 01, 2019

The final report of Australia’s Royal Commission into misbehaviour in financial services had plenty of blood and thunder, and has already brought down the top executives of National Australia Bank, but it doesn’t bring the promise of lasting reform.

Wealth management: The Next Generation

Wealth management: The Next Generation

February 06, 2019

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.

Women in private banking: Why we need a new normal

Women in private banking: Why we need a new normal

February 06, 2019

Wealth management was built by men for men, but now that women will become the largest beneficiaries of the $30 trillion intergenerational wealth transfer, the industry needs to overhaul itself.

Private banking: Who stays in Asia, wins in Asia

Private banking: Who stays in Asia, wins in Asia

February 06, 2019

For many private banks that set up in Asia in the last decade, the cost of doing business kept them locked out of the vast expansion of wealth in the region; those that didn’t leave are settling into a more mature industry, but they are a long way from being able to relax.

Impact banking: Bank of America – not too big to care

Impact banking: Bank of America – not too big to care

November 29, 2018

Over the last two years, Bank of America has been overhauling its low-to-moderate income business, redesigning branches and products, improving employee retention and working with community partners, but will the bank get the credit its actions deserve?