Gordon Nixon of Royal Bank of Canada and Peter Sands of Standard Chartered were among the top executives named to Barron's annual "30 Most Respected CEOs" list.
They join an exclusive club, which includes Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett, BlackRock's Larry Fink and J.P. Morgan's Jamie Dimon. James Schiro of Zurich Financial left the roster on his retirement.
But overall, the list, drawn up from an investor's perspective, is dominated by honchos from outside the financial world, such as Apple's Steve Jobs and Ford Motor's Alan Mullay.
Both Fred Goodwin, formerly of Royal Bank of Scotland, dubbed Fred the Shred for his cost-cutting, and Lehman Brothers' Dick Fuld won the magazine's respect over the years. It now calls their inclusions on past lists "mistakes."