Given the potential for macroeconomic disruption, Global Finance’s ranking of the World’s Safest Banks is especially valuable in 2019.
The safest emerging markets banks exhibit a measure of stability that keeps them buoyant despite global recession concerns.
This year, the Country Winners of the Global Finance World’s Safest Banks rankings include five new countries and 24 new winners. And three countries had two banks in a near-tie for the No. 1 spot.
With profits squeezed and fintech expanding, banks are re-evaluating their business models.
Economic headwinds and uncertainty are prompting many banks to restructure—whether their balance sheets are growing or not.
Chinese banks dominate Global Finance’s top-50 ranking for emerging markets; Brazil maintains second place despite economic pressures
Stars of China
With systemwide deleveraging on hold, the Chinese banking sector will resume its growth trajectory.
China’s rapid embrace of financial transactions via smartphone has opened new opportunities in the investment sector. Li Yimei, CEO of Beijing-based ChinaAMC, describes how her firm is using technology to serve clients and stay on top of the asset management business.