The 2020 edition of our Global Bank Review: #disruption, explores the challenges and opportunities facing banks, with the emergence and impact of the Covid-19 global health pandemic and its subsequent ramifications. While the sector has faced – and overcome – significant disruption before, the depth and breadth of Covid-19’s disruption has left banks in the position of having to brace for impact to their own businesses, whilst simultaneously demonstrating a change in culture, providing support to vulnerable customers, and supplying vital credit for regrowing our economies.
Banks have faced all of this while keeping pace with other disruptive forces such as rapid technological, digital, regulatory, risk, operational, workplace, social and environmental change, as well as continuing to operate in an uncertain environment of ongoing political and economic volatility.
This edition includes:
- The view from the top
- Digital transformation: Enabling digital
- Compliance disrupted: The forces shaping the future
- ESG – An evolving opportunity for banks
- Leaving it late? Legislative fixes for LIBOR provide a glimmer of hope
- Operational resilience: Braving the unknown
- Unlocking the data-driven bank
- An extraordinary year – 2020 global regulatory update
- Expanding horizons – The new banking workplace
- In the spotlight: Syndicated lending
- Mitigating government risk through economic crisis or political change
- Recalibration and resilience: Lending in Covid-19
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