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 over 90 years of banking coverage from the Wall Street Crash of 1929 to the financial crisis of 2008 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.


Joy Macknight is the editor of 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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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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Silvia Pavoni is the the economics editor of The Banker. In addition to overseeing the Americas coverage, she has developed the magazine's reporting on sustainable finance and has created and writes its Better Banking column. Silvia is also the editor of Sustainable Views, a newsletter about environmental, social and governance principles that serves readers of The Banker and of two other specialist titles at the Financial Times. Silvia is also an advisory board member of the European Risk Management Council, a member of the London council of not-for-profit WILL, Women in Leadership in Latin America, and an honorary fellow at City University of London.

As part of her current role, Silvia regularly interviews government officials, policy makers and finance and business leaders. One of her highest-profile interviews was with Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, who serves as UN General-Secretary’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance.

Since joining the Financial Times in 2005, Silvia has been on assignment to over two dozen countries, reporting with both written and filmed pieces. Previously, she was in charge of Centaur Media’s specialist database on public private partnerships, which was tasked with providing data to the UK Government.

Silvia holds the equivalent of an MSc and a BSc in Economics and Finance from Ca' Foscari University of Venice and speaks Italian – her mother-tongue – and Spanish.

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David Robinson is the online editor at The Banker. He previously worked on the FT’s investment research arm focused on SE Asia and covered European funds at Last Word Media. He has lived in Asia and the Middle East and has a BA in English Literature from Lancaster University.

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Marie Kemplay is investment banking and capital markets Editor at The Banker. She was previously the content editor for a trade body, the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME), where she worked on a range of capital markets and wholesale finance topics. Prior to that she covered consumer finance for Which? and Which? Money. She has a BA in Journalism and Contemporary History as well as an MA in Twentieth Century British History, both from the University of London. 
John Everington is Middle East and Africa editor. Prior to joining The Banker, John was the deputy business editor of The National in the United Arab Emirates, and has also worked for Dealreporter, Arab News and The Telegraph. He has also covered the telecom sector in Africa and the Middle East, living and working in Qatar and the UK. John has a BA in Arabic and History and an MA in Middle Eastern Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London.

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 Europe editor at The Banker. 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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