Latest articles from Americas

Farewell to the debt valuation adjustment rule

January 26, 2016
Farewell to the debt valuation adjustment rule

The byzantine accounting rule introduced much volatility into the earnings and has finally been repealed by the US Financial Accounting Standards Board.

What all regulators must do to promote financial inclusion

January 25, 2016

The annual Microscope global report on financial inclusion provides a kind of open-source regulation for fostering the right environment to give everyone access to banking and credit services, wherever they are, writes Michael Schlein, president and chief executive of Accion. 

European banks quicker to cut staff than US lenders

January 14, 2016
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Since the 2008 financial crisis, European banks have shed a significantly higher proportion of their workforce than their counterparts in the US. 

Mizuho takes on the Americas

Mizuho takes on the Americas

January 4, 2016

How is Japanese mega-bank Mizuho growing its investment banking franchise in the Americas? Stefania Palma talks to Mizuho Securities USA's chief executive, John Koudounis, to find out.

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Technisys helps Latin America warm to the digital revolution

January 4, 2016

Latin American banks may lag behind their counterparts elsewhere in the world when it comes to digital innovation, but German Pugliese Bassi, co-founder and chief marketing officer at Miami-based technology provider Technisys, believes that attitudes towards technology are changing, making it the ideal time to launch a digital-only bank in the region. 

Syndicated loans suffer from commodity woes

December 17, 2015
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The US commodities industry attracted more syndicated lending than nearly any other business in 2014. It also saw the largest rise in bad loans.  

Rise of subprime auto loans in US

December 4, 2015
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The spike in subprime auto lending in the US could cause headaches for less diversified lenders.  

Bank of the Year Awards 2015 – Americas

December 3, 2015

From large global banking brands to smaller domestic lenders, the list of winners from the Americas is diverse. The full results and write-ups detail how each of them managed to stand out from the crowd. 

Cross-border conundrums still hampering OTC derivative markets

Cross-border conundrums still hampering OTC derivative markets

December 1, 2015

Regulators in Europe and the US are still dealing with a backlog of cross-border problems in the over-the-counter derivatives market. Are these issues resolvable, and what is at stake if they are not? By Michael Watt.

New York leads, Toronto gains

December 1, 2015

US financial services may have taken a hit in terms of inward foreign direct investment, but New York banks continue to dominate the rankings.

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