Global Finance: The World’s Best Developed Markets Banks 2015

Global Finance magazine published its annual ranking of the world’s best banks in March. The following is a list of the The World’s Best Developed Markets Banks for 2015. These banks were selected based on many factors including objective and subjective factors. From the press release:

The winners of this year’s awards are those banks that attended carefully to their customers’ needs in difficult markets and accomplished better results while laying the foundations for future success.

All selections were made by the editors of Global Finance, after extensive consultations with corporate financial executives, bankers and analysts throughout the world. In selecting these top banks, we considered factors that range from the quantitative objective to the informed subjective. In addition, a poll of Global Finance’s corporate readership was conducted in order to increase the accuracy and reliability of the results.

Banks were invited to submit entries supporting their selection. Objective criteria considered included: growth in assets, profitability, geographic reach, strategic relationships, new business development and innovation in products. Subjective criteria included the opinions of equity analysts, credit rating analysts, banking consultants and others involved in the industry.

2AustraliaANZ Group
3AustriaErste Bank
5BermudaButterfield Bank
6CanadaTD Bank Group
7CyprusHellenic Bank
8DenmarkDanske Bank
10FranceCrédit Mutuel
11GermanyDZ Bank
12GreecePiraeus Bank
13Hong KongHang Seng Bank
15IrelandBank of Ireland
16IsraelBank Hapoalim
17ItalyIntesa Sanpaolo
18JapanShinsei Bank
19LuxembourgBanque et Caisse d’Epargne de l’Etat
20MaltaFCM Bank
22New ZealandWestpac New Zealand
24PortugalBanco Santander Totta
25SingaporeDBS Bank
29UKLloyds Bank
30USWells Fargo

Source: Global Finance Names The World’s Best Developed Markets Banks 2015, March 11, 2015, Global Finance

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