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December 2019

Underperforming European banking systems: Asset quality improvements are below the EU average

Irakli Pipia

7 European banking systems improved their asset quality trends since 2014. But they fell short compared to their EU peers. Hear an executive summary of the BankFocus research.

December 2019

China insurance: Big is attractive

Sheng Bi

The Chinese insurance market is the second biggest in the world and could overtake the US for the top spot in the 2030s. Hear an executive summary of the InsuranceFocus research.

December 2019

Chinese Banks: High interbank borrowing supports non-loan funding needs

Irakli Pipia

Leading Chinese banks are less dependent on wholesale funding compared to their European peers. But risks could arise from a high reliance on interbank lending. Hear an executive summary of the BankFocus research.

November 2019

US Banks: Strong reliance on core funding defines liability structure

Irakli Pipia

The leading US banks continue to rely on core customer funding, and their liquidity ratios provide high coverage of short-term liabilities. Hear an executive summary of the BankFocus research.

November 2019

European insurers: Solvency II capital position comfortable and further strengthening

Sheng Bi

European insurers saw a smooth transition into the Solvency II regime. Hear why they hold a strong capital position — in this executive summary of the InsuranceFocus research.

October 2019

European banks: Reductions in short-term liabilities improve funding profiles

Irakli Pipia

Leading European banks saw improved loan-to-deposit ratios. But they are still dependent on wholesale, market-based funding sources. Hear an executive summary of the BankFocus research.

October 2019

Facing the low interest rates challenge, why are European insurers doing better than banks?

Sheng Bi

This first research report from InsuranceFocus compares leading European banks, which saw lower market valuations compared to their book value, with leading insurers in the region, which fared much better. Hear an executive summary of the InsuranceFocus research.

October 2019

GCC Banks: concentrated balance sheets and revenues shaped by oil prices

Irakli Pipia

Leading banks in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) show strong fundamentals — that can be challenged by unfavourable trends in oil prices. Hear an executive summary of the BankFocus research.

September 2019

Corruption Crime & Compliance podcast: power and control

Michael Volkov is CEO of The Volkov Group and specializes in ethics and compliance, white collar defence, government investigations and internal investigations. Bill Hauserman is senior director of compliance solutions at Bureau van Dijk. Ted Datta is director of governance, risk and compliance solutions at Bureau van Dijk.

In his podcast, Corruption, Crime & Compliance, Michael Volkov speaks to our experts on how to identify not just ownership, but also where the power and control lies within an organization. They look at ways to improve existing due diligence programs using strategies and tools including our new Compliance Catalyst.

September 2019

Australia and New Zealand: robust asset quality — but profitability is under pressure

Irakli Pipia

Leading banks in Australia and New Zealand showed strong credit fundamentals in recent years. But their profitability is under pressure from the rising costs of funding. Hear an executive summary of the BankFocus research.

August 2019

UK Banks: NIM compression is for real

Irakli Pipia

The net interest income (NIM) of leading financial institutions in the UK has been under pressure from increased expenses and declining profitability. Hear an executive summary of the BankFocus research.

August 2019

Chinese bank capitalization: What do markets really think?

Irakli Pipia

Chinese banks generated a double-digit return on capital, yet market capitalization remains well below the book value. Hear an executive summary of the BankFocus research.

August 2019

North American bank capitalization: What do markets really think?

Irakli Pipia

Market capitalization of the largest North American banks is at the highest level since 2011, given investor confidence in the strength of their balance sheets and profitability potential. Hear an executive summary of the BankFocus research.

July 2019

EU bank capitalization: What do markets really think?

Irakli Pipia

Leading European banks improved their regulatory and accounting capitalization since 2011 — but market capitalization remains depressed. Hear an executive summary of the BankFocus research.

July 2019

Emerging market banks: IFRS 9 has negative impact on asset quality metrics

Irakli Pipia

IFRS 9 accounting standards had a negative effect on emerging market banks’ impaired loan ratios. Hear an executive summary of the BankFocus research.

June 2019

European banks: IFRS 9 impact on bank financials is manageable

Irakli Pipia

Was the impact of IFRS 9 as negative as predicted? Hear how leading European banks performed under the new standard, in this executive summary of the BankFocus research.

June 2019

Central European banks: strong fundamentals despite pressure on profitability

Irakli Pipia

Banks in Central Europe showed strong performance in the past year—but profitability remains under pressure. Hear an executive summary of the BankFocus research.

May 2019

Israeli banks: Strong asset quality and adequate profitability define credit profiles

Irakli Pipia

The 5 leading Israeli banks have strong asset quality and provisioning coverage. But capitalization and profitability ratios are lower than those of their Middle Eastern peers. Hear an executive summary of the BankFocus research.

April 2019

Emerging market banks: capitalization pressured by growth

Irakli Pipia

The majority of emerging market banks faced declining capitalization ratios due to high growth in assets and loan books in 2018. Hear an executive summary of the BankFocus research.

April 2019

European banks: Declining capitalization despite acceptable return on equity

Irakli Pipia

European banks reported modest but sufficient return on average equity (ROAE) in light of low growth of risk-weighted assets (RWAs) for 2018, but capitalization ratios have declined. Hear an executive summary of the BankFocus research.

March 2019

Irish banks: Improved asset quality with lower provisioning coverage

Irakli Pipia

The leading banks in Ireland reported improved asset quality with solid capitalization and low wholesale funding dependence. Yet profitability remains constrained with a decline in provisioning coverage. Hear an executive summary of the BankFocus research.

March 2019

Greece vs Cyprus: Improving asset quality with enhanced provisioning coverage

Irakli Pipia

Capitalization in Greek and Cypriot banks remains vulnerable to a high stock of unprovisioned loans, despite improved asset quality and enhanced provisioning coverage. Hear an executive summary of the BankFocus research.

February 2019

Global banks: Profitability improves but large discrepancies remain

Irakli Pipia

Net profitability ratios of leading global banks improved in 2018 compared to the 3-year average, but significant performance variations are likely to persist in 2019. Hear an executive summary of the BankFocus research.

February 2019

Chinese banks: Stable net profitability is insufficient to aid capitalization

Irakli Pipia

Analysis of the latest financial statements suggest that net profitability ratios of the top five Chinese banks remained unchanged in 2018 compared to the three-year average. Hear an executive summary of the BankFocus research.

January 2019

European banks: Modest profitability ratios despite improved trends

Irakli Pipia

An analysis of key metrics suggests that the 12 leading European banks improved profitability in 2018. However, momentum remains weak with the ROAA growing only by 5% in three quarters of 2018. Hear an executive summary of the BankFocus research.

January 2019

Top US banks: Improved metrics signal strong profitability with limited benefits for capital

Irakli Pipia

Top US banks improved their profitability in 2018, but positive impact on bank capitalization is modest according to BankFocus research.