Date Added: Jun 2010
The financial crisis has had a devastating effect on many banks overall, but its impact on corporate banking business units has been more nuanced. There have been winners and losers. About one-third of business units in BCG's Global Corporate-Banking Benchmarking Database increased their economic profit between the end of 2007 and the end of 2009. Even as sister business units wrote down mortgage-backed securities or suffered severe consumer-lending losses, many corporate banks successfully re-priced corporate loans, attracted new loan and deposit volume, and increased investment-banking and risk-management sales.