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JPMorgan prime brokerage head prepares for the year of leverage

July 1, 2014

JPMorgan’s global head of prime brokerage says the bank is ready for tighter regulation of balance sheet usage.

Top 1000 World Banks Ranking 2014

Top 1000 World Banks 2014: Back on track?

June 30, 2014

Global banking profits jumped in this year's Top 1000 World Banks ranking to exceed their pre-crisis peak. So is the sector back in good health? Not universally so, reports Philip Alexander.

Top 1000 World Banks – Market risk declining globally

June 30, 2014

Market risk-weighted assets decline as a proportion of total assets in this year's ranking, as banks reduce their trading desk activities to meet higher capital requirements.

Top 1000 World Banks – China leads the efficiency league

June 30, 2014

Chinese banks dominate the top 50 in terms of the best cost-to-income ratios, while Australia is the best-performing developed market.

Top 1000 World Banks – Eurozone begins to overcome poor asset quality

June 30, 2014

While bad loan ratios are still high in the peripheral eurozone, some banks have exited the list of worst losses. But there are some new casualties in emerging markets

Global capital-to-assets ratio at record high

June 30, 2014
Tier 1 capital-to-assets ratio

The Banker’s Top 1000 World Banks ranking for 2014 shows that, at 5.86%, the global aggregate capital-to-assets ratio is at a historic high.

John Moore

An established team helps Morgan Stanley hunt for new opportunities

June 2, 2014

John Moore, the head of Morgan Stanley’s Americas equity capital markets business, explains why identifying innovators is a key part of the job

Greek banks begin return to private ownership

Greek banks begin return to private ownership

June 2, 2014

Capital raisings in the wake of a domestic stress test have enabled Greece’s four systemic banks to pull in private investors and begin the return to normality.

Funding rules stoke shadow banking debate

May 27, 2014

The Basel Committee’s net stable funding ratio takes is taking aim at the market for securities financing and lending.

A comparative look at the China banking boom

May 22, 2014
US and China pre-tax profits

Chinese bank assets are now larger than those in the US. A comparison of the two countries over time may give clues to the sector’s sustainability in China.

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