After three good quarters, the financing business lines began to feel the financial effects of more costly liquidity and the increased selectivity of new transactions.
In project finance, among international banks, Crédit Agricole CIB was ranked the third lead arranger globally and the first lead arranger for the EMEAEurope, the Middle East and Africa region (Project Finance International, 2011). In rail finance, for the first time the Bank was named "Rail Finance House of the Year 2011" (Jane’s Transport Finance, November 2011).
In the syndication market, Crédit Agricole CIB consolidated its position as the leader in France in bookrunning and was second in the EMEA region. The Bank was also ranked sixth globally excluding the United States (Thomson Reuters, 2011).
In commercial banking, the Bank maintained its presence with its top-priority clients, assisting them in their cash financing and guarantee issuance transactions despite liquidity constraints. In June 2011, it was awarded the first prize among financial institutions for USD payment instruction systems (SWIFT MT103 messages), granted each year by JP Morgan.