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October 2020

European banks: have their profits been squeezed by the rise in provisioning charges due to Covid-19?

Irakli Pipia

Despite maintaining a high growth rate in assets, European banks have experienced a considerable decline in net profitability. This appears to be due to a spike in provisioning expenses levied in anticipation of the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. Hear an executive summary of the BankFocus research.

September 2020

Indian banks: Losses are likely to persist

Irakli Pipia

With pressure from Covid-19 impacting the banks in India, we investigated their performance and key profitability and asset quality indicators and explore why the weakening trends are likely to continue.

August 2020

Failing Banks: Can financial ratios predict credit events?

Irakli Pipia

In a recent analysis of five selected banks which experienced credit events recently we explore if financial ratios can predict credit events. Hear an executive summary of the BankFocus research.

July 2020

Are Emerging Market banks ready for the 2020 Economy?

Irakli Pipia

Our analysis explores the strength of Emerging Market banks performance since 2012, with some factors improving and others declining, can these banks weather the upcoming storms in 2020? Hear an executive summary of the BankFocus research.

June 2020

Have US banks fully recovered from the 2007/08 financial crash?

Irakli Pipia

In this podcast, we look at whether large and medium US banks have regained credit strength since 2007 to absorb a downturn following the Covid-19 pandemic. Hear an executive summary of the BankFocus research.

June 2020

How will the current climate affect the financial profiles of Chinese banks?

Irakli Pipia

The analysis of the main financial ratios of the selected Chinese banks indicates weakening trends since 2012. And we expect the risk profiles of Chinese banks to come under further pressure in light of the global slowdown and economic headwinds. Hear an executive summary of the BankFocus research.

May 2020

How will the credit profiles of the Italian and Spanish banks fare post Covid-19?

Irakli Pipia

The Italian and Spanish banks experienced significant weakening during the 2007/2008 crisis. The subsequent recovery led to improvement in their regulatory capitalisation and funding profiles, but their profitability and asset quality remain weak in light of the imminent impact from Covid-19. Hear an executive summary of the BankFocus research.

May 2020

BCAs: what factors are influencing the Credit assessments of European banks

Irakli Pipia

Our analysis of the Baseline Credit Assessments (or BCAs) of 173 European commercial banks suggests a strong correlation between the level of BCAs and some financial indicators such as asset quality, regulatory capitalisation and total size of assets. Hear an executive summary of the BankFocus research.

April 2020

BCAs: what factors are influencing the credit assessments of Middle Eastern banks?

Irakli Pipia

Our analysis of the Baseline Credit Assessments (or BCAs) of 31 Middle Eastern commercial banks suggests a strong correlation between the level of BCAs and some financial indicators such as asset quality, net profitability and non-risk weighted capitalisation. Hear an executive summary of the BankFocus research.

February 2020

Japanese banks: Slow growth and constrained profitability will shape banks' profiles

Irakli Pipia

The leading Japanese banks have strong asset quality with a comfortable liquidity and funding position. But stagnant growth and flat yields are unlikely to improve in 2020. Hear an executive summary of the BankFocus research.

February 2020

German insurance: challenging stereotypes

Sheng Bi

The German insurance industry doesn't follow some long-running stereotypes for a typical mature insurance market in Europe. Hear an executive summary of the InsuranceFocus research.

February 2020

UK FIs: Expected to cope with a slowdown

Irakli Pipia

The leading UK banks will face challenges to their already modest profitability in 2020. But they’re expected to weather an expected economic slowdown. Hear an executive summary of the BankFocus research.

February 2020

Identifying “power and control”

Naomi Hirst is senior campaigner for Global Witness. Sam Sheen is the founder and managing director of Ex Ante Advisory. Michele Riccardi is senior researcher for Transcrime – Università Cattolica.
Hear audio from the panel discussion "Identifying power and control" from our recent Compliance Forum.

January 2020

Underperforming European banking systems: profitability constrained by high cost-to-income ratios

Irakli Pipia

Banks from 7 underperforming EU countries face constrained net profitability due to a high cost base and elevated provisioning charges. Hear an executive summary of the BankFocus research.