We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to browse this repository, you give consent for essential cookies to be used. You can read more about our Privacy and Cookie Policy.

Durham Research Online
You are in:

How 'global' are investment banks? An analysis of investment banking networks in Asian equity capital markets.

Gemici, Kurtulus and Lai, Karen P. Y. (2019) 'How 'global' are investment banks? An analysis of investment banking networks in Asian equity capital markets.', Regional studies. .


This paper examines the distribution of power within financial networks of investment banks in equity capital markets of three key economies in Asia: Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore. Using social network analysis, it shows that while bulge-bracket banks occupy core positions in all three locations, their dominance is challenged by emerging Asian investment banks. The equity capital market networks of investment banks are strongly shaped by development trajectory and regional contexts of specific international financial centres, which reveals the differentiated nature of finance across Asia. Results also highlight the need for further research on networks within financial centres in addition to inter-city networks in order to understand the roles and development of international financial centres.

Item Type:Article
Full text:(AM) Accepted Manuscript
Download PDF
Publisher Web site:
Publisher statement:This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Regional Studies on 29th March 2019, available online:
Date accepted:05 February 2019
Date deposited:08 October 2019
Date of first online publication:29 March 2019
Date first made open access:29 September 2020

Save or Share this output

Look up in GoogleScholar