The Banker provides economic and financial intelligence for the world's financial sector and has built a reputation for objective and incisive reporting.

The Banker has been the trusted source of banking information since 1926. The Banker has navigated its way through 91 years of banking coverage from the Wall Street Crash of 1929 to the current financial crisis with the same reputation for accuracy, authority and integrity.

The Banker strives to stimulate and inform, offering an unparalleled outlook with a wide range of news, features, analysis and interviews, and in-depth coverage of all the key issues facing the financial sector.

The Banker combines in-depth regional and country coverage with reports on:

Markets: Capital markets, derivatives & structured products, infrastructure & project finance and Islamic finance
Banking, regulation and risk: Regulation, retail banking, wholesale banking, private banking, management and governance issues
Transactions and technology: trading, trade finance, securities services, cash management and transaction bankers
Data: International financial centres, trends and rankings, including the Top 1000 World Banks

The Banker offers an unrivalled combination of authoritative news, features, surveys and heavyweight interviews and is essential reading for CEOs, CFOs, corporate treasurers, central bank governors and financial regulators.

Its unique database of more than 5000 banks maps their financial strength and soundness via Tier 1 capital, their profitability and their performance versus their peers.

The Banker is the key source of data and analysis for the industry.


Brian Caplen has been editor of The Banker since 2003. He joined the Financial Times Group from Euromoney in 2000 where he was executive editor of Euromoney magazine for five years. He also worked as a business editor and journalist in Hong Kong and the Middle East for 10 years. He has travelled extensively and done numerous high level interviews with prime ministers, finance ministers, central bank governors and senior executives. He has a first-class honours degree in Development Studies from the University of East Anglia.

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Stephen Timewell is editor emeritus at The Banker, having previously been editor-in-chief of the magazine since 2003. Stephen has written on all corners of the globe and covered a wide variety of industry issues, from investment banking to retail banking and technology. Prior to becoming editor-in-chief, he had been assistant editor since 1990; before that, Stephen was Editor of Arab Banker from 1988. In the 1980s, he worked as a political economist for First Chicago and as a finance writer on Middle East Economic Digest.

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Joy Macknight is deputy editor at The Banker. Previously, she was features editor at Profit & Loss, a foreign exchange and derivatives magazine and conference producer. Before that she was editorial director at Treasury Today, following her editorship at gtnews, both publications that cover corporate treasury. She also worked as staff writer on Banking Technology and IBM Computer Today, as well as a freelancer on Computer Weekly. She has a BSc from the University of Victoria, Canada.

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Silvia Pavoni is economics editor at The Banker, for which she oversees the Latin America and Southern Europe coverage, as well as writing on international financial centres, wealth management, and project and trade finance. She is also in charge of multimedia content for Previously, Silvia was online editor of Public Private Finance, a news and data service for the public private partnerships community. She has also conducted research for organisations such as the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK, and the Italian Trade Commission. She holds a BSc in Economics and Finance from Ca'Foscari University of Venice and is fluent in Italian, her mother tongue, and Spanish.

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Kat Van Hoof

Katrien Van Hoof is investment banking and capital markets editor at The Banker. She joined from Acuris in London where she covered all things equity capital markets as deputy editor ECM for Mergermarket and Dealreporter. Prior to that she covered pension funds and asset management for MandateWire. Kat holds a BA and MA in English and Italian from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in her native Belgium, as well as an MA in International Journalism from Cardiff University. 

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Stefanie Linhardt is Europe editor at The Banker, covering western, central and eastern Europe as well as capital markets. She joined from EuroWeek, where she was high-yield and leveraged finance editor, and, prior to that, worked for equity newswire S&P MarketScope. While in Munich, she held part-time positions with Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) and German news agency Deutsche Presse-Agentur. She holds a masters degree in politics from LMU in Munich and a post graduate diploma in journalism from Westminster University in London.

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Kimberley Long is Asia editor at The Banker. She joined from Euromoney, where she spent four years as transaction services editor. She has a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Liverpool, and an MA in Print Journalism from the University of Sheffield. Between degrees she spent a year teaching English in Japan as part of the JET Programme.

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James King

James King is Middle East and Africa editor and also writes about Islamic finance. Prior to joining The Banker, James worked for economic research and consulting firm, the Oxford Business Group, in the United Arab Emirates and Thailand. He has also covered the global energy sector with The Oil & Gas Year, living and working in the US, Brazil, Canada and Peru. James has a BA in International Relations from the University of Exeter and an MA from King's College London.

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