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      The Wide Angle – Geopolitical risk is rising for large European banks
      FRIDAY, 10/03/2023 - Scope SE & Co. KGaA
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      The Wide Angle – Geopolitical risk is rising for large European banks

      The extent to which Russia’s war in Ukraine has opened a Pandora’s Box cannot be understated. It has considerably heightened geopolitical risks for many large European banking groups with an international presence.

      Geopolitical risks are moving towards the top end of large banks’ worries but pinpointing them with any degree of accuracy remains elusive. The thing that key financial actors are longing for: the “business as usual” of efficient global markets open and eager for competition against a non-conflictual political backdrop could be behind us for a generation, writes Sam Theodore. It’s a longing as unrealistic as banks’ “back to normal” expectations of solid double-digit ROEs right after the GFC.

      Read the latest edition of The Wide Angle.​​​​​​​

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