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.
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  • SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    15 Jun 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    Peter Nerby, David Fanger and Michael Porta of the US Financial Institutions team discuss what first quarter results from Bank of America, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley tell us about the initial effects of the pandemic on their balance sheets and capital.>> Read the report
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    SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    20 May 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    Strong liquidity at many global investment banks offsets their large wholesale funding exposure, protecting creditors and shielding the banks against stressed conditions.

    SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    06 May 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    The seven European GIBs reported an aggregate adjusted pretax profit of $9.1 billion in the first quarter, down 39% from $15.1 billion a year earlier. The decrease reflects the early effects of the coronavirus pandemic, which drove sharply higher credit impairment charges.

    SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    17 Apr 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    The five US-based global investment banks (GIBs) reported aggregate pretax profit of $14.3 billion in first quarter 2020, down 55% from $31.7 billion in first quarter 2019. The US GIBs entered this downturn with prudent amounts of liquidity and capital and solid pretax pre-provision profitability that will help safeguard their financial profiles from many adverse scenarios.

    SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    15 Apr 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    Under our assumed scenario of sharply reduced revenue and increased loan loss provisions, the global investment banks would record modest profitability for 2020 in aggregate and largely preserve their capital buffers, which are substantially improved since the 2007-08 financial crisis.

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