Dear reader, welcome to the new-look Asiamoney
As Asia’s banks and the markets they operate in reach new levels of sophistication and maturity, it is time for Asiamoney to follow suit.
The most authoritative voice for Asia-Pacific banking
For nearly three decades, Asiamoney has been the voice of the banking and capital markets industries in Asia. During that time, this publication has been instrumental in covering the stunning developments in finance in the most exciting region in the world.
As Asia’s banks and the markets they operate in reach new levels of sophistication and maturity – often outstripping longer-established financial markets – it is time for Asiamoney to follow suit by moving on to the next level.
To that end, we have made some fundamental changes to Asiamoney – how it covers Asia’s banks and its markets – to bring the same core values that have made Euromoney the most respected title in global financial publishing.
Our commitment to you is that when we write about your country’s banking sector or capital markets, or when we analyse and report on key themes in the region, we will do so in greater depth and with better understanding than any of our competitors. When we nominate institutions for our banking awards, we will do so only after a thorough and transparent process. When we bring surveys to the market, we will ensure that they are timely and reach the correct respondents, generating rankings and data that are the benchmark for the industry in Asia.
In short, we commit to ensuring that Asiamoney remains the most authoritative voice for the banking industry in the region.
Each issue of Asiamoney will contain:
|in-depth reports on the banking sectors of up to six countries in the region, in conjunction with awards for the best banks in each of them;
|interviews with leading bank chief executives and chairmen, as well as heads of state, finance ministers and central bank governors;
|profiles of the region’s leading investment banks; and|
|industry-defining benchmark surveys.|
The core of each issue will be written by a group of highly experienced journalists who can count their time covering Asian finance in decades, not years, and who share my belief that this is a wonderful, fascinating industry to write about.
This issue sets the template for what you can expect from Asiamoney today and in the future. We will publish stories such as the extraordinary tale of how demonetization is revolutionizing Indian banking – from the perspective of the people who run the country’s leading banks. Or the interview with AIIB president Jin Liqun, which explains not just the mission of the new development bank, but what drives this internationally minded individual to promote China’s influence in the world.
We welcome your feedback on this issue. And perhaps most important of all, we value the opportunity to visit you and your organization to gain insight into your own institutions as well as the industry in your countries and in the region as a whole.
With best wishes and thanks for your continuing support of Asiamoney,
|Clive Horwood, editor-in-chief|