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Global Banking and Finance Review Awards 2011

Global Banking & Finance Review rewards the best performing banks and financial institutions.

    LONDON, ENGLAND, December 29, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Global Baking & Finance Review has rewarded those banks and financial institutions who have exceptionally achieved results and who stand out in their particular area of expertise in the banking and finance industry.

The awards have become a benchmark for performance and reliability within the banking and finance world and provide an accurate indicator of the leading organizations in this world.

The awards recognize achievement, challenge, progress and inspirational changes within the world of finance across the planet. Global Banking & Finance Review will promote the winning entities through their own website Global Baking & Finance Review, and through media partners around the world, thereby informing, a comprehensive audience of the successful nominees in a number of specific categories. The site receives in excess of 45,000 visitors with an approximate of 100,000 page views every month and is read in over 180 different countries. The successful organizations have been decided by our awards panel headed by our Publisher in association with various industry analysts.

The awards selection panel used a wide range of criteria to come to their decisions on the 2011 award winners. Some of the general criteria depending on the industry included Transparency, CSR Initiatives, Corporate Governance, Sustainability, Volume of transactions, Response time to answer queries, Innovation, and Customer Service. Some of the specific criteria used included Market Capitalization, Earnings per Share, Price/ Earnings ratio, Total Revenues, Profit before tax, Net income, Operating Profits, Total Assets, Tier 1 Capital, Total Deposits, Total Loans, Loan to Deposit ratio (Deposits / Gross Loan Ratio), Non Performing Loan Ratio & Non Performing Loan and Coverage and Provision.

The following are the partial list of award winners for 2011 and further winners within other categories will be announced during the beginning of 2012 at Global Baking & Finance Review.

Category - Winner

Best Pension Fund in Czech Republic 2011 - Penzijni fond Komercni banky

Best Pension Fund Colombia 2011 - Porvenir S.A.

Best Wealth Management Advisory in Switzerland 2011 - Vontobel Group

Best Diversified Fund of Hedge funds in Europe 2011 - Thalia SA (Generali Hedge Fund Sicav Arbitrage Opportunities Fund)

Best Private Bank In Spain 2011 - Banca March

Most Sustainable Bank in Spain 2011 - Banca March

Best Islamic Bank in Turkey 2011 - Turkiye Finans

Best Online Broker Western Europe 2011 - DIF Broker

Best Brokerage House In Europe 2011 - X-Trade Brokers DM S.A

Best Private Bank Canada 2011 - BMO Harris Private Banking

Best Investment Bank in the GCC 2011 - Gulf International Bank B.S.C

Best Investment Company in Saudi Arabia 2011 - GIB Capital

Best Investment Bank in Bahrain 2011 - Gulf International Bank B.S.C

Best Bank in UAE 2011 - United Arab Bank

Best Social Trading Platform 2011 - eToro

Best Mobile Trading Platform 2011 - eToro

Best Investment Bank in Mexico 2011 - Banco Interacciones

Best Bank in Chile 2011 - Banco Corpbanca

Best Bank in Jamaica 2011 - National Commercial Bank Jamaica

Best Forex Provider North America 2011 - BMO Capital Markets

Best Forex Provider in China 2011 - BMO Capital Markets

Best Trading Platform MENA 2011 - AM Financials S.A.L

Best Bank in Turkey 2011 - Akbank T.A.S

Best Retail Bank in the Middle East 2011 - BLOM BANK S.A.L

Best Sustainable Bank in the Middle East 2011 - BLOM BANK S.A.L

Best Consumer Internet Bank in the Middle East 2011 - BLOM BANK S.A.L

Most Transparent Forex Broker 2011 - MIG Bank

Best Bank in Lebanon 2011 - BLOM BANK S.A.L

Best Upcoming Forex Provider in Asia 2011 - MasterForex Ltd

Best Investor Service Provider in Indonesia 2011 - PT Bank Tabungan Negara (Persero)

Global Banking & Finance Review is an online portal which has evolved from the growing need to have a more balanced view for informative and independent news for the global banking and finance industry. It is reflected in the quality and in-depth insight provided by our experienced contributors in a clear and concise way. Global Banking and Finance Review brings together the entire fundamental and growth areas of finance and banking into one easy, informative and all-encompassing publication. We have objective and respected editorial contributions from all major sectors, such as FOREX, Asset Management, Corporate Governance, Islamic Finance, Project Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Tax and Accounting and Inward Investment; all under one global umbrella. The editorial contributions are from various Central Banks, independent organizations and independent bodies. The editorial content is impartial in nature. The readership comprises of senior decision makers from fortune 500 companies, large banks, financial institutions and Central Banks from 180 different countries.

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