As the dramatic shake-up of the investment banking space continues, The Banker celebrates the players that have best dealt with the pressures of this evolution.
The Banker celebrates most innovative players in the investment banking field over the past 12 months.
The face of investment banking has altered quite significantly over the past year. The Banker celebrates those institutions that have been most innovative in adapting their businesses to this changing environment.
The Banker celebrates the most innovative players in the investment banking field over the past 12 months, handing out 31 awards to the industry’s great and good, from global behemoths to boutiques.
With the world's economy still struggling, the need for investment banks to come up with innovative ways to serve their clients is more important than ever. The Banker's Investment Banking Awards recognises those that have excelled in this field.
What a difference a year makes. When The Banker's Investment Banking Awards were held last year, Lehman Brothers had just imploded, markets were closed and banks were more focused on survival than on performance or creativity.
This year The Banker has revamped its Investment Banking Awards to focus on innovations – whether in products, structures or strategies. Size of deal and league table position have always provided a limited guide to the true prowess of an investment bank.
This year’s Investing Banker Awards come at a tricky time for the industry, when liquidity is scarce and markets are nervy. It is at times like these that banks must show their mettle. The Banker Awards 2007 reward such qualities, and we look back over an impressive year for all of its winners, during which innovation and commitment have driven growth.
For the first time, The Banker presents investment banking awards separately from our long-established country awards, reflecting the huge success and growth of these accolades. We have also introduced many new categories to take account of the important changes in the capital markets. Congratulations to all our winners and thank you to everyone who participated.