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The Bureau van Dijk Podcast explores how company data can help with better decision-making and increased efficiency. Our experts cover themes including compliance, corporate ownership, tax and transfer pricing, credit for financial institutions, and more. Subscribe below.


August 2020

Failing Banks: Can financial ratios predict credit events?

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.

About our expert

Irakli Pipia is a senior research analyst at Moody's Analytics and produces regular thematic research publications based on BankFocus data

About our expert

Irakli Pipia is a senior research analyst at Moody's Analytics and produces regular thematic research publications based on BankFocus data

July 2020

Exploration of the resilience of Japanese and South Korean banks

In this podcast episode, we explore the resilience and profitability of Japanese and South Korean banks since 2012. Hear an executive summary of the BankFocus research.

July 2020

Are Emerging Market banks ready for the downturn?

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

About our expert

Irakli Pipia is a senior research analyst at Moody's Analytics and produces regular thematic research publications based on BankFocus data

About our expert

Irakli Pipia is a senior research analyst at Moody's Analytics and produces regular thematic research publications based on BankFocus data

June 2020

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

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?

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.

About our expert

Irakli Pipia is a senior research analyst at Moody's Analytics and produces regular thematic research publications based on BankFocus data

About our expert

Irakli Pipia is a senior research analyst at Moody's Analytics and produces regular thematic research publications based on BankFocus data

May 2020

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

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

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.

About our expert

Irakli Pipia is a senior research analyst at Moody's Analytics and produces regular thematic research publications based on BankFocus data

About our expert

Irakli Pipia is a senior research analyst at Moody's Analytics and produces regular thematic research publications based on BankFocus data

April 2020

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

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 the executive summary of the BankFocus research.

February 2020

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

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.

About our expert

Irakli Pipia is a senior research analyst at Moody's Analytics and produces regular thematic research publications based on BankFocus data

About our expert

Sheng Bi is client engagement manager for Moody’s Analytics InsuranceFocus and produces regular thematic research based on InsuranceFocus data.

February 2020

German insurance: challenging stereotypes

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

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.

About our expert

Irakli Pipia is a senior research analyst at Moody's Analytics and produces regular thematic research publications based on BankFocus data

About our expert

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.

February 2020

Identifying “power and control”

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

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

About our expert

Irakli Pipia is a senior research analyst at Moody's Analytics and produces regular thematic research publications based on BankFocus data

About our expert

Irakli Pipia is a senior research analyst at Moody's Analytics and produces regular thematic research publications based on BankFocus data

December 2019

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

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

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.

About our expert

Sheng Bi is client engagement manager for Moody’s Analytics InsuranceFocus and produces regular thematic research based on InsuranceFocus data.

About our expert

Irakli Pipia, Director, Senior Research Analyst at Moody's Analytics, is responsible for producing regular thematic research publications based on BankFocus data

December 2019

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

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

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

About our expert

Irakli Pipia is a senior research analyst at Moody's Analytics and produces regular thematic research publications based on BankFocus data

About our expert

Sheng Bi is client engagement manager for Moody’s Analytics InsuranceFocus and produces regular thematic research based on InsuranceFocus data.

November 2019

European insurers: Solvency II capital position comfortable and further strengthening

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

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.

 

About our expert

Irakli Pipia is a senior research analyst at Moody's Analytics and produces regular thematic research publications based on BankFocus data

About our expert

Sheng Bi is client engagement manager for Moody’s Analytics InsuranceFocus and produces regular thematic research based on InsuranceFocus data.

October 2019

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

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 the executive summary.

October 2019

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

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.

About our expert

Irakli Pipia is a senior research analyst at Moody's Analytics and produces regular thematic research publications based on BankFocus data

About the experts

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.

September 2019

Corruption Crime & Compliance podcast: power and control

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

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 the executive summary of the BankFocus research.

About our expert

Irakli Pipia is a senior research analyst at Moody's Analytics and produces regular thematic research publications based on BankFocus data

About our expert

Irakli Pipia, Director, Senior Research Analyst at Moody's Analytics, is responsible for producing regular thematic research publications based on BankFocus data

August 2019

UK Banks: NIM compression is for real

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

August 2019

Chinese bank capitalization: What do markets really think?

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

About our expert

Irakli Pipia, Director, Senior Research Analyst at Moody's Analytics, is responsible for producing regular thematic research publications based on BankFocus data

About our expert

Irakli Pipia is a Senior Research Analyst at Moody's Analytics where he produces regular thematic research publications based on Moody's Analytics BankFocus data.

August 2019

North American bank capitalization: What do markets really think?

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?

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

About our expert

Irakli Pipia is a Senior Research Analyst at Moody's Analytics where he produces regular thematic research publications based on BankFocus data.

About our expert

Irakli Pipia is a Senior Research Analyst at Moody's Analytics where he produces regular thematic research publications based on BankFocus research.

July 2019

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

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

June 2019

European banks: IFRS 9 impact on bank financials is manageable

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.

About our expert

Irakli Pipia is a Senior Research Analyst at Moody's Analytics where he produces regular thematic research publications based on Moody's Analytics BankFocus data.

About our expert

Irakli Pipia is a Senior Research Analyst at Moody's Analytics where he produces regular thematic research publications based on Moody's Analytics BankFocus data.

June 2019

Central European banks: strong fundamentals despite pressure on profitability

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

May 2019

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

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. This is an executive summary of the Moody's Analytics BankFocus research report.

About our expert

Irakli Pipia is a Senior Research Analyst at Moody's Analytics where he produces regular thematic research publications based on Moody's Analytics BankFocus data.

About our expert

Irakli Pipia is a Senior Research Analyst at Moody's Analytics where he produces regular thematic research publications based on BankFocus data.

April 2019

Emerging market banks: capitalization pressured by growth

The majority of emerging market banks faced declining capitalization ratios due to high growth in assets and loan books in 2018. Listen to this executive summary of the Moody's Analytics BankFocus research report.

April 2019

European banks: Declining capitalization despite acceptable return on equity

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. This report has been created using data from Moody’s Analytics BankFocus.

About our expert

Irakli Pipia is a Senior Research Analyst at Moody's Analytics where he produces regular thematic research publications based on BankFocus data.

About our expert

Irakli Pipia is a Senior Research Analyst at Moody's Analytics where he produces regular thematic research publications based on BankFocus data.

March 2019

Irish banks: Improved asset quality with lower provisioning coverage

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.

March 2019

Greece vs Cyprus: Improving asset quality with enhanced provisioning coverage

Capitalization in Greek and Cypriot banks remains vulnerable to a high stock of unprovisioned loans, despite improved asset quality and enhanced provisioning coverage.

About our expert

Irakli Pipia is a Senior Research Analyst at Moody's Analytics where he produces regular thematic research publications based on BankFocus data.

About our expert

Irakli Pipia is a Senior Research Analyst at Moody's Analytics where he produces regular thematic research publications based on BankFocus data.  

February 2019

Global banks: Profitability improves but large discrepancies remain

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 executive highlights from the BankFocus research report.

February 2019

Chinese banks: Stable net profitability is insufficient to aid capitalization

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 executive highlights of this Moody’s Analytics BankFocus research from senior research analyst Irakli Pipia.

About our expert

Irakli Pipia, Director, Senior Research Analyst at Moody's Analytics, is responsible for producing regular thematic research publications based on BankFocus data. He is also in charge of the template governance, incorporating analytical and regulatory changes in the spreading methodology.

About our expert

Irakli Pipia, Director, Senior Research Analyst at Moody's Analytics, is responsible for producing regular thematic research publications based on BankFocus data. He is also in charge of the template governance, incorporating analytical and regulatory changes in the spreading methodology.

January 2019

European banks: Modest profitability ratios despite improved trends

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. This report has been created using data from Moody’s Analytics BankFocus.

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January 2019

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

Top US banks improved their profitability in 2018, but positive impact on bank capitalization is modest according to Moody’s Analytics BankFocus research. Executive highlights from senior research analyst Irakli Pipia.

About our expert

Irakli Pipia, Director, Senior Research Analyst at Moody's Analytics, is responsible for producing regular thematic research publications based on BankFocus data. He is also in charge of the template governance, incorporating analytical and regulatory changes in the spreading methodology.

About our expert

Ryan is director of risk solutions and the leader of global group Credit Risk Corporates. He joined Bureau van Dijk in 2008 and has worked across our offices in London, Manchester and Chicago.

December 2018

Managing the tension between business growth and credit risk

Companies are under pressure to grow and at the same time they are expected to manage financial risk and the developing challenges of not doing business with “dubious organizations”. Business leaders are recognizing the need for a more holistic approach to credit risk management and sales - and they are taking action. Listen to our podcast and download our free whitepaper.

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December 2018

Top Five Japanese Banks: Strong Asset Quality and Low Profitability Drive Credit Profiles

An analysis of key financial metrics suggests that profitability of the top five banks in Japan remains under pressure balanced by positive trends in asset quality. This report has been created using the data of Moody’s Analytics BankFocus.

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About our expert

Irakli Pipia, Director, Senior Research Analyst at Moody's Analytics, is responsible for producing regular thematic research publications based on BankFocus data. He is also in charge of the template governance, incorporating analytical and regulatory changes in the spreading methodology. Irakli has 20 years’ experience in banking having worked for Moody's Investors Service, BNP Paribas and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

About our experts

Hugo van Wijk is chief executive at Vallstein, the company that created WalletSizing®, and developed the methodology behind WalletSizing Catalyst. Alexander Huetink is responsible for WalletSizing Catalyst at Bureau van Dijk.

 

July 2018

WalletSizing Catalyst – the fast way to assess your corporate customers’ banking wallets

Listen to our experts discuss WalletSizing®, how banks can maximize their wallet from each corporate customer, the pitfalls to avoid, and the data that can help build more effective customer relationships.

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June 2018

BEPS Action 13: navigating the new environment

Action 13 is not just another regulation, it's changing the discipline of transfer pricing as we know it. Since the goal of the OECD's BEPS project is to increase transparency in documentation, organizations must now provide an overview of their entire value chains.

Listen now to find out what your business can do to successfully navigate the uncertainty and risk in the space.

About our expert

Luis Carrillo is our global head of tax and transfer pricing solutions. He is responsible for guiding product development and sales strategy, and identifying and managing information providers. He also has 16 years of transfer pricing advisory experience.

About our expert

Anders Rodenberg is a Sales Director for the Americas region. He frequently speaks at leading governance, risk and compliance forums on trends and developments.

May 2018

Understanding the complexities of OFAC and the 50% rule

Global ownership is complex and dynamic. It can no longer be understood through a manual approach.

OFAC’s 50% rule means we need to take all ownership into account, so a 1% ownership change can make all the difference in sanctions compliance.

Find out more about complying with the 50% rule, from indirect and direct to aggregated and cascade down ownership.