Bank Strategy

  • Citi sustainability: grey heads and millennials

    Citi sustainability: grey heads and millennials

    Citigroup’s new architecture to make its banking, capital markets and advisory (BCMA) group a fitter competitor in sustainability and ESG issues emphasises two channels of communication, according to Manuel Falcó, co-head of BCMA, through the most senior rainmakers and a cadre of younger enthusiasts.

  • Crisis Talk — with Samaila Zubairu, CEO of the AFC

    Crisis Talk — with Samaila Zubairu, CEO of the AFC

    Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), the Nigeria-based multilateral development bank (MDBs), has emerged at the forefront of regional coronavirus rescue efforts, providing financing for emergency hospitals, medical aid and more. As Africa finds itself at the centre of global calls for emergency financing and debt relief, the AFC’s chief executive, Samaila Zubairu, talks to GlobalCapital about the bank’s response to the crisis, how its own fundraising plans have been affected, and the future of Chinese capital in the region.

  • Banks going green: if you’re going to lead, lead

    Banks going green: if you’re going to lead, lead

    Banks want to position themselves as ahead of the curve on sustainability. They are among the most sophisticated, well resourced, IT-savvy organisations in the world. Why can't they work out the carbon footprints of their portfolios?

  • Banks credit EMEA loan dominance to quick feet

    Banks credit EMEA loan dominance to quick feet

    Some of Europe’s largest banks have taken large chunks of syndicated loan market share in EMEA this year, as the pandemic has prompted some institutions to flex their muscles and others to retreat.

  • Frantic few months at loss-making Commerzbank

    Frantic few months at loss-making Commerzbank

    It was a busy first quarter at Commerzbank’s corporate clients division, as companies rushed to secure liquidity and access Germany’s support programmes. But that division and the group as a whole made a loss in the quarter, results released on Wednesday showed, as cost of risk rose and valuations of derivative positions fell.

  • The pandemic payback

    The pandemic payback

    The coronavirus pandemic will test the complex relationship between bank loans and the fabled ancillary business supposed to make it all worthwhile. Some banks have provided heaps of extra cash for European clients to keep them alive and it has changed the shape of the loan market, with some banks ramping up market share. But will companies return the love when the time comes?

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