An analyst said, 'Across the board, we do see most of the traditional investment banks
are investing in transaction banking.
in Africa and the Middle East are characterized by high capital ratios, low reliance on debt, high profitability margins and high return on equity in comparison to its global counterparts," said Frost & Sullivan Business and Financial Services Senior Analyst Sheetal Kothari.
"These awards also reinforce the bank's strength and unique position in the investment banking arena, as GIB Capital has been the only investment bank
in Saudi Arabia to successfully execute at least one IPO every year since the start of the international financial crisis in 2008."
A T Kearney said there is an opportunity for GCC investment banks
to revisit their current business models and redesign their long-term strategies, as the GCC's market for investment banking offers significant long-term potential.
Dubai Gulf investment banks
need to rethink their business models, according to A.T.
The over-reliance of many Islamic investment banks
on real estate means that the underlying values of their portfolios have declined too.
MANAMA: The growth of Islamic banking has been remarkable in recent years and is expected to reach $4 trillion in the next five years, a top official at a newly established Islamic investment bank
When major banks or investment banks
are involved, fixed-income transactions in the hundreds of millions of dollars are common, and companies are frequently public.
The large investment banks
and institutional investors employ such high benchmarks that small, black-owned media companies aren't even on their radar screen.
Dougan believes the time is ripe to re-enter India, a market with huge potential but thin margins for investment banks
. One problem: CSFB has just received another three-month suspension as part of a related regulatory probe.
In the wake of a series of recent corporate scandals and bankruptcies, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act mandated that GAO study the involvement of investment banks
with two companies, Enron and Global Crossing.