FleetBoston Financial is the seventh-largest financial holding
company in the United States, with assets exceeding $200
billion. Fleet offers a comprehensive array of innovative
financial solutions in more than 20 countries and territories.
Among the company's key lines of business are: commercial
banking, including capital markets/investment banking and
commercial finance; investment services; full-service banking
through more than 250 offices in Latin America; and retail
banking. FleetBoston Financial is headquartered in Boston and
listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: FBF).
is an international financial services provider active
in the fields of insurance, banking and investment. Fortis
ranks in the top 30 of European financial institutions. In its
home market, the Benelux countries, Fortis occupies a leading
position and offers a broad range of financial services to
individuals, companies and the public sector. Outside its home
market, Fortis concentrates on selected market segments.
Global Markets provides FX&MM, Fixed Income, Credit Spread
and Equity Services to institutional investors and large and
medium-sized enterprises. Fortis, key words are: customized solutions, innovative
products and specialised knowledge.
is a leading global investment banking, securities and
investment management firm that provides a wide range of
services worldwide to a substantial and diversified client
base that includes corporations, financial institutions,
governments and high net-worth individuals. Founded in 1869,
it is one of the oldest and largest investment banking firms.
The firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in
London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong and other major financial
centers around the world.
After more than a century as
a private partnership, the firm became a public company in
Santander is Spain's leading financial institution and the
second in the Eurozone, with a capitalisation at 31 December
2002 of 31,185 million euros. It has a staff of 104,000
employees, of whom 65% are based outside Spain. The Bank has a very clear strategy: to be the international
benchmark bank, specialising in commercial banking and with a
strong presence in Europe and Latin America. It combines
geographical diversification with a thorough knowledge of the
markets in which they work and manage locally. The Bank
has a high market shares which allows them to get the greatest
potential from its business model.
Group Plc -
Halifax Group plc. The Group's principal activity is the provision
of personal financial services. It operates in five business
Operations; Consumer Credit; Personal Lines Insurance; Long Term
Savings & Protection; Treasury & Wholesale Banking. Its
headquarter is in United Kingdom. As of April 2003, it has more
than 270 billion US dollars in asset.
Handelsbanken is a Nordic universal bank and is one of the
highest rated European universal banks with a rating of Aa2
from Moody's. Operations are conducted through our 553
branches in the Nordic area and Great Britain. Handelsbanken
Capital Markets is its investment bank and offers a wide range
of financial products. Its foreign exchange products have
being voted no 1 in Scandinavian currencies by FX&MM
magazine for four consecutive years which proves its excellent
reputation, and the high quality of our services in the
foreign exchange markets.
In addition to its offices in all the Nordic
countries, they have dedicated, highly skilled professionals in
the UK, France, the US and Asia ready to assist clients with all
their investment banking needs.
- Hang Seng Bank -
Hang Seng Bank is one of three largest listed bank in Hong Kong
in terms of market capitalisation. In keeping with its name,
which means "ever-growing" in Chinese, they are
growing alongside our customers and Hong Kong. Its modern and
dynamic way of banking is dedicated to the timely satisfaction
of increasingly sophisticated customer needs. As a strongly-capitalised commercial bank focusing on Hong
Kong and mainland
China, we specialise in a wide range of personal
wealth management, commercial
and institutional banking, treasury services and
private banking services.
- Harris Bank -
Harris Bank is one of the largest community bank networks in
Illinois serving more than a million customers. It is also a
nationally recognized provider of private client and personal
trust services, and a premier Midwest mid-market, investment
and corporate bank. Harris has 145 locations throughout
Chicago land serving personal. affluent and business customers
with additional wealth management offices in the United
States. Corporate and investment banking is offered by Harris
Nesbitt, and Harris' affiliates include Harrisdirect
for self-directed investors and Harris AdvantEdge Investing
which offers fee-based, customized investment programs. Harris Bank is wholly owned by
Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC)
- Headquartered in London, HSBC Holdings plc is one of
the largest banking and financial services organisations in
the world. HSBC’s international network comprises over 9,500
offices in 80 countries and territories in Europe, the
Asia-Pacific region, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa.
Through an international
network linked by advanced technology, including a rapidly
growing e-commerce capability, HSBC provides a comprehensive
range of financial services: personal financial services;
commercial banking; corporate, investment banking and markets;
private banking; and other activities.
Group-Bayerische Hypo-und Vereinsbank AG -
headquartered in Munich, it is the second largest bank in Germany, and the sixth largest
bank in the world. As a universal bank, HVB conducts a full
range of retail, commercial and investment banking functions.
HVB is represented in all major financial centers and has
offices worldwide - in cities such as London, New York,
Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo.
- ICICI Bank is India's
second-largest bank with total assets of about Rs. 1 trillion
and a network of about 540 branches and offices and over 1,000
ATMs. ICICI Bank offers a wide range of banking products and
financial services to corporate and retail customers through a
variety of delivery channels and through its specialised
subsidiaries and affiliates in the areas of investment banking,
life and non-life insurance, venture capital, asset management
and information technology. ICICI Bank's equity shares are
listed in India on stock exchanges at Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata
and Vadodara, the Stock Exchange, Mumbai and the National Stock
Exchange of India Limited and its American Depositary Receipts (ADRs)
are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) - Founded in
1984, ICBC is the
largest commercial bank in China and ranked among the top 20
largest banks in the world with over 500 billion US dollars in
asset. After years of
reform and development, the ICBC has launched into the orbit
of developing quality returns and scale in harmony. By the end
of 2002, the total assets had been approximately 4.8 trillion
RMB yuan, a quarter of the sum of domestic assets owned by
China' s commercial banks. In 2002, the operation profits
arrived at 44.9 billion RMB yuan. The ICBC owns the largest
customer throng in China, about 100 million personal customers
and 8.1 million corporate customers. The bank' s over 400,000 employees are ready to provide
efficient and high-quality services to customers. Internationally,
ICBC has six full operational branches respectively in
Singapore, Hong Kong, Soul, Tokyo, Frankfurt and Luxembourg,
one subsidiary in Almaty and three representative offices in
London, New York and Sydney.
Group - is a
global financial institution of Dutch origin offering banking,
insurance and asset management services to over 50 million
private, corporate and institutional clients in 65 countries.
With a diverse workforce of over 110,000 people, ING comprises
a broad spectrum of prominent companies that increasingly
serve their clients under the single ING brand.
Markets - together with Investment Banking and
Corporate Financial Services - forms ING's Wholesale division,
providing integrated financial markets products and solutions
to targeted corporate and institutional clients. The main
product lines of ING Financial Markets include sales, trading
and research in: Equity Markets, Debt Markets, FX, Money
Markets & Derivatives. In addition, our Structured
Products Group provides value-added solutions to meet our
customers' specific needs.
Industrial Bank of
Japan - A Powerful financial services provider,
member of major financial Japanese group. IBJ's Global network
covers 25 countries and comprises 22 branches and agencies,
one sub-branch, one loan production office, one marketing
office, 10 representative offices and 18 major subsidiaries.
The bank makes full use of this network to offer commercial
banking, securities asset management, trust, leasing and other
professional services to meet the wide range of client needs
around the globe.
Investec is an independent,
international specialist banking group that provides a
specialised range of products and services to its select
clients. Investec's banking operations
focus on four key areas: Investment Banking, Treasury and
Specialised Finance, Private Client Activities and Asset
capitalisation - £870 million. Since inception as a small
finance company in 1974, the development of Investec has
followed a carefully charted course. Based on the core
philosophy of building well-defined businesses focused on
serving the needs of select market niches, Investec's steady
expansion in the years since then has been firmly rooted in
the recognition of a clearly defined strategy for the Group.