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The Banker's Bank of The Year Awards 2019

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Judges include:
Michael  Buerk

Michael Buerk

BBC

Brian Caplen

Brian Caplen

The Banker

Overview

The Banker’s twentieth annual Bank of the Year awards will be presented at a dinner to be held on November 28th at the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane. The event provides an unrivalled opportunity to meet and network with industry peers and to celebrate the achievements of successful financial institutions from around the world.

Entrants were asked to provide comprehensive data on their earnings, asset and Tier 1 capital growth, and returns on equity. But good figures, while essential, were not enough. Our editorial team looked for evidence of banks setting new standards for their local industries, whether it was by using new technology or coming up with innovative, cost-efficient ways of expanding their businesses.

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Hosts (2)

Michael  Buerk

Michael Buerk

Broadcast Journalist
BBC

One of Britain's leading broadcast journalists, Michael Buerk is a regular speaker at conferences and corporate eventson international issues and environmental matters. He is also an exceptional facilitator, conference chair and awards host.

Michael has worked as a BBC news correspondent and presenter for several decades. He anchored the BBC’s main evening television news programme from 1989 to 2003. He continues to present the corporation’s news programmes in combination with several major television documentaries, news assignments overseas, radio series for BBC Radio 4 and presenting special events for the BBC.

He chairs the Radio 4 programme on ethical issues the “Moral Maze” and the Radio 4 programme on individual dilemmas “The Choice”. Apart from broadcasting, he lectures on international issues and environmental matters and chairs conferences on current affairs and business issues.

Apart from his role as a BBC newscaster, he is best known in Britain for presenting the peak time programme about emergencies “999”. The programme ran through 15 series between 1991 and 2002 and, for much of that time, was the BBC’s most popular factual television programme.

He has fronted major events from Millennium night to Royal weddings for BBC TV. Michael has been involved with television series' including include Nature, Tobacco Wars, Soul of Britain, Future Watch, Hand of God. He has presented many individual documentaries including editions of Panorama and Everyman.

Michael is also known for his career as a foreign correspondent for the BBC during which he probably won more international awards for television reporting than any other
British journalist. Several of them came from his coverage of the Ethiopian famine in 1984/5. His films alerted the world to the tragedy. They were shown worldwide to an audience of hundreds of millions (they were shown in the United States on the NBC network). They led directly to a massive international relief effort valued in billions of dollars, to Band Aid and Live Aid, which has saved millions of lives.

He was named Television Journalist of the Year by the Royal Television Society in 1985, and won a second Royal Television Society award that year for foreign reporting. He has won the British Academy for Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award for factual broadcasting. He was given Europe’s premiere award for news and documentary television, the Monte Carlo Film and Television Festival Golden Nymph. In the United States, he won the George Polk and National Headliner awards, two of the three leading prizes for broadcast journalists. He was also honoured by the United Nations and the Roman Catholic Church.

In 1988, he was the second recipient of the James Cameron memorial award for “work as a journalist that combined moral vision and professional integrity” in covering the
township uprisings in South Africa while he was the BBC TV Africa correspondent, based in Johannesburg.

He was named Science Writer of the Year in 1989 for a documentary on the environmental destruction of Poland, The Poisoned Inheritance. In the 90s, the Voice of the Viewer and Listener Association honoured him for the “best individual contribution to British television, and the Broadcasting Press Guild named him Radio Broadcaster of the
Year. Recently, he won the premier award for religious programmes in the United Kingdom with an edition of “The Choice”.

He has doctorates from the universities of Bristol, Surrey and Aston, and an MA from Bath University.

In 2014 Michael appeared on Celebrity Masterchef and I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here.

Having reported from the forefront of breaking news for many decades, Michael is an adept and interesting speaker, perfect for all manner of corporate events.

Brian Caplen

Brian Caplen

Editor
The Banker

Brian Caplen is Editor of The Banker, one of the world’s leading financial journals and part of the Financial Times Group. He is also Executive Editor of fDi magazine which deals with foreign direct investment.

He regularly appears on the BBC, CNN, CNBC and Al Jazeera to comment on international banking, economic and financial issues. He frequently lectures on financial topics. He also worked as a business editor and journalist in Hong Kong and the Middle East for 10 years. He has travelled extensively and done numerous high-level interviews with prime ministers, finance ministers, central bank governors and senior executives.

He has a first class honours degree in Development Studies from the University of East Anglia.

Award Categories

The awards follow the categories of the FT Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers report. In addition, we will be recognising law firms in specific sectors and regions where we received particularly strong submissions. The list of awards to be presented on the night will include: 

  • Innovation in Corporate & Commercial Law (Internationally headquartered law firms)
  • Innovation in Corporate & Commercial Law (Asia-Pacific headquartered law firms)
  • Innovation in Use of Technology
  • Innovation in Finance Law (Asia-Pacific headquartered law firms)
  • Innovation in Finance Law (Internationally headquartered law firms)
  • Innovation in the Business of Law (Asia-Pacific headquartered law firms)
  • Innovation in the Business of Law (Internationally headquartered law firms)
  • Most innovative Indian law firm
  • Most innovative Korean law firm
  • Most Innovative Law Firm in Australia
  • Most innovative ASEAN law firm
  • Most Innovative Lawyer
  • Most Innovative In-House Legal Team
  • Most Innovative Law Firm in Asia-Pacific (Internationally headquartered law firms)
  • Most Innovative Law Firm in Asia-Pacific (Asia-Pacific headquartered law firms)
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Methodology

The Banker's research staff draws up a list of the major banks in each country and invites them to participate in the awards. Each bank is required to submit an entry form containing up-to-date financial figures and to answer in detail questions about performance, technology, innovation and marketing initiatives.

The judging is carried out by an editorial committee on the basis of submitted entries, data from The Banker's Top 1000 database and our editors' personal knowledge of the market. The entries are discussed at length and the judging process takes several weeks or more. In cases of doubt, our research team will go back to the bank or banks in contention for further information.

All materials are kept on file in case of dispute. The award is for the bank that performed best over the past year, this means that all types and sizes of banks can win.

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Accommodation

The Sheraton Grand London Park Lane Hotel has offered a 15% discount on accommodation bookings.

We have put together a unique HotelMap that shows our hotel deals at nearby hotels.

The Banker's Bank of the Year Awards 2019 HotelMap is here.

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Venue

Sheraton Park Lane Hotel
Sheraton Grand London Park Lane Hotel
Piccadilly
London W1J 7BX

United Kingdom

Tel: 02036843643

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Photo gallery

Please click here to view images from the 2019 awards. 

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Contact us

Chris Doneley
Event Manager
Financial Times Live | Global Conferences & Events
Adrian Northey
Global Business Director, Institutional Finance
FT Financial Publishing
Simon Duffy
Editorial Logistics - The Banker
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