More than their counterparts in other industries, financial services firms thrive on league tables. Bankers are always aware of their position in various rankings, not least because promotions and pay are sometimes linked to them.
A new ranking from security firm Kroll, compiled by the EIU, places the financial services sector at the top of a list of ten industries. But this is not a list that anyone would be proud to lead. A global poll of executives found that financial services firms are suffering the most from fraud, with the average company losing US$15.2m over the past three years.