Global Investment Banks
Global Investment Banks have significant capital markets activities and business-model characteristics that can pose unique or pronounced risks to their creditors. Learn more about the trends impacting this group of banks.
  • SUMMARY
  • REPORTS

  • SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    07 Oct 2019|Moody's Investors Service
    The global investment banks are at high risk of cyberattacks through their multiple businesses and have accordingly enhanced their monitoring and risk-mitigation capabilities. According to our analysis, the GIBs have adopted international standards, effectively share information with other large financial institutions, as well as benefit from enhanced regulation.
    SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    02 Oct 2019|Moody's Investors Service
     The level of detail that companies share about how they oversee and manage cybersecurity risk varies greatly by sector. Sectors with the most limited disclosures include retail, lodging, health insurance, medical devices and transportation services. US and European companies are more transparent than their Asian peers.

    12 Sep 2019|Moody's Investors Service
    Global Investment Banks have significant capital markets activities and business-model characteristics that can pose unique or pronounced risks to their creditors. View how their revenues and share of capital markets compare.

    VIDEO
    Video
    10 Sep 2019|Moody's Investors Service
    Ana Arsov and Peter Nerby discuss the stratification of firms within the global capital markets industry, the diverse competitive forces driving it, and the implications for global investment banks’ strategy and creditworthiness. Read the report.

    SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    09 Sep 2019|Moody's Investors Service
    The gaps between capital markets firms are widening as the bargaining power of employees and customers, as well as the threat of substitutes, intensify the competition for mandates and flows. Clear strategy and consistent execution are essential to contend with these competitive forces, and a strategic retreat for some firms may actually be credit positive if they establish defensible niche positions and disengage from activities with high tail risks.

    OUTLOOK
    27 Aug 2019|Moody's Investors Service
    Slower global economic growth over the next 12-18 months will lead to lower client activity for global investment banks. Lower interest rates and a flatter or inverted yield curve will also constrain the banks’ revenue, making it harder for them to achieve positive operating leverage and sustain their profitability.

    KEY CONTACTS
    Ana Arsov
    Managing Director – Financial Institutions
    Ana.Arsov@moodys.com
    Laurie Mayers
    Associate Managing Director – Financial Institutions
    Laurie.Mayers@moodys.com