Global banks stocks have been out of investors’ favor since the onset of the financial crisis nearly a decade ago, but the prospect of rising interest rates, looser regulation, improved credit quality and stronger global economic growth might put them back on investors’ radar screens. Said Haidar points out that tighter regulation such as the Volcker rule in the U.S, which prohibits proprietary trading to prevent risk-taking by banks, “has killed” banks business model. In addition, Said provides his opinion on opportunities of banking sectors across Europe and emerging markets.

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