ArmInfo. According to the monthly magazine "Global Finance" Ameriabank won the nomination "Best Investment Bank 2017" Armenia. Awards from Global Finance were awarded to Ameriabank in 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016.
As the bank's press service told ArmInfo, winners were selected on the following criteria: market share, number and volume of conducted transactions, quality of service and on the structuring of transactions capabilities, innovation, pricing, etc.
From Russia Award for Best Investment Bank was awarded VTB Capital, from Georgia - Galt & Taggart, from the UK - HSBC, China - China International Capital, Austria - Raffeisen Bank International, Belgium - Barclays, from France - BNP Paribas, Switzerland - UBS, the Netherlands - Goldman Sachs, Germany - Deutsche Bank, US - JP Morgan.
According to the "Global Finance", the best investment bank "Best Investment Bank" in the world in 2017 is recognized the UBS (Switzerland's largest financial conglomerate), also awarded the title of best in the nomination "Best M & A Bank". In the categories "Best Equity Bank" and "Best Debt Bank" the world's best is recognized J.P. Morgan. The best emerging markets "Best in Emerging Markets" is recognized Standard Bank. In the nomination of "Best Bank for IPOs" best recognized is the Morgan Stanley, as well as in the categories of "Best Bank for Securitization" and "Best in Frontier Markets" - Citi. In Central and Eastern Europe in the categories "Best Investment Bank", "Best Debt Bank" and "Best M & A Bank" the best recognized is VTB Capital (Russia) and in Western Europe the nomination "Best Debt Bank" won the HSBC (UK). According to the Financial Rating of Armenian Banks prepared by ArmInfo IA, in 2016 Ameriabank's assets increased by 39.2% up to 718.3 billion drams or $ 1.5 billion, due to growth in the loan portfolio by 61.4% and investments in government bonds by 44.2%. As a result, the volume of lending the bank brought to 511.6 billion drams or $ 1.1 billion, while investments in government bonds to 47.5 billion drams or $ 98.1mln. The total capital of the Bank boosted in 2016 by 8.6% to 64.4 billion drams or $ 133.1 million, due to growth accumulated profit from 23.4% to 24.3 billion drams or $ 50.1 million. In 2016 Ameriabank has finished with a net profit of 6.2 billion drams or $ 12.8 million, with growth by 29.2% on software. Regulatory total capital of Ameriabank reached 81.9 billion drams as of 1 January 2017, which is almost 3 times higher than the standard in force since the minimum size (30 billion drams) from the current year. On capital adequacy, the Bank provided results of 2016 at the level of 15.87% (the required min 12%), the total liquidity - 31.23% (the required min 15%), current liquidity - 133.17% (the required 60 min %), versus
15.07%, 29.91% and 151.26% respectively a year earlier.
To note, CJSC "Ameriabank" is a universal bank providing investment, corporate and retail banking services in a comprehensive package of banking solutions. The Bank operates in Armenian market since October 31, 1996. Ameriabank's branch network consists of 12 units, 8 of which are in the capital and 4 - regional. Ameriabank offers a full package of investment banking services, including debt and equity capital, services of underwriter and market maker of the securities, the overall market analysis. The Bank also provides M & A services, inclusive assessment, counseling shareholders when buying/selling, attraction of strategic investments, and other corporate finance services. The Bank's shareholders are the Ameria Group with a share of the equity and 79.3% EBRD - 20,7%.
To recall, the monthly "Global Finance Magazine", published since 1987, today has more than 50 thsd subscribers in 163 countries. Publication analyzes the main financial indicators in more than 192 states worldwide. The target audience of the magazine is the leaders and representatives of major private and public financial institutions. It is already 17 years as Global Finance selects and nominates the winning banks from developing states. Journal's reviews refer to the best banks in Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa.