The Banker

The Banker

Infobox Newspaper
name = The Banker
type = Monthly Industry Magazine
format = Magazine
category = Finance
foundation = 1928
frequency = Monthly
country = United Kingdom
owners = The Financial Times Limited
headquarters = 1 Southwark Bridge
editor = Stephen Timewell
circulation= 28,060 (July 2006 – June 2007) [ > cite web|url=|title=The Banker|accessdate=2008-06-20]
website = []

"The Banker" is an English-language monthly international financial affairs publication owned by "The Financial Times Ltd" and edited in London. The magazine was first published in January of 1926 through founding Editor, Brendan Bracken, who went on to become the chairman of the Financial Times from 1945-1958. . [cite web |url= |title=The Banker History: Window on the World |accessdate=2008-06-20] Since it’s founding, the magazine has claimed a dedication to the international perspective through features, interviews, multi-media applications and events. The magazine claims to cover “regular software and technology updates, new product innovations, country profiles, definitive bank listings and expert market commentary from leading industry figures.” [ cite web|url=|title=The Banker|accessdate=2008-06-20] As an industry magazine, ‘’The Banker’’ is read most widely in “banks, financial institutuions, multilateral corporations, central banks and finance ministries around the world.” [ cite web|url= |title=The Banker |accessdate=2008-06-20] The publication asserts that approximately 60% of it’s readers are CEO/President and CFO/Treasurers of their organizations.

The "magazine" is a publication of The Financial Times Business Institutional group. It is one of three divisions of the FT Business group, which also include Retail Finance and Personal Finance publications. The FT Business group is a subsidiary of The Financial Times (the pink paper), which is owned by Pearson PLC. In addition to its own educational publishing, Pearson PLC also owns The Economist.


The "The Banker Awards" is an annual awards event recognizing the top financial institutions in the world. According to the Banker website, in the 2007 Banker Awards, more than 143 countries were acknowledged for their achievements and over 100 countries were represented at the ceremony. [cite web |url=|title=The Banker|accessdate=2008-06-20 ]
[ "Top 1000 world banks"] is published annually in July and coincides with the Banker awards. These awards serve to recognize global leaders in the industry for their achievements. The Banker claims the awards are “the industry’s most widely used index of global banking.” [ cite web | url= |title=FT Business |accessdate=2008-06-20 ] The banks are assessed by “Tier 1 capital, with secondary rankings by assets, capital/asset ratio, real profit growth, profit on average capital, and return on assets.” []
"Katrinas Column" is a monthly stable that includes interviews with global executives such as Willie Walsh, the CEO of British Airways; John Varley, the CEO of Barclays Bank and Recap Erdogan, the Prime Minister of Turkey.


The current editors of the ‘’The Banker’’ are:
*Stephen Timewell (Editor-in-Chief)
*Brian Caplen (Editor)
*Karina Robinson (Senior Editor)
*Geraldine Lambe (Investment Banking & Capital Markets Editor)
*Silvia Pavoni (Special Projects Editor)
*Davinia Powell (Head of Online Publishing)

ee also

*Bloomberg Markets Magazine


External links

* [] homepage of "The Banker"
* [ The Financial Times Business Group] website providing group information and links to all group publications such as "PWM", fDi" and ‘’Investors Cronicle’’

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