Bazalgette Finance Plc S&P Global Ratings’ Green Evaluation covered by the specialist press

Bazalgette Finance has issued £175 million of index-linked green bonds to fund its Thames Tideway Tunnel (TTT) in London. S&P The financing has received an S&P Global Ratings’ Green Evaluation score of E1/95. Noemie de la Gorce, analyst in S&P Global Ratings’ sustainable finance team said that the S&P Global Ratings’ high green evaluation score …

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IREI questions S&P Global Ratings’ Kurt Forsgren about the road ahead for autonomous vehicles

Though the road ahead for autonomous vehicles (AVs) remains uncertain, the technology’s potential is far-reaching. Kurt Forsgren, managing director and sector leader for Infrastructure in U.S. Public Finance at S&P Global Ratings, recently spoke to Institutional Investing in Infrastructure (IREI) about the influence that these disruptive technologies could eventually hold over infrastructure assets. “The variance …

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S&P Global Ratings’ Mar Beltran warns airports of retail and mobility disruption

S&P Global Ratings’ senior director and lead for Infrastructure EMEA, Mar Beltran, has warned airport operators of the future disruption in the face of evolving trends in the retail and mobility industries. In an article for Airport Business, Beltran explains that technological disruption from online retail outlets and ride-hailing apps are threatening airports’ commercial and …

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Natixis releases Q1 financial results, showing New Dimension plan off to a flying start

Natixis has released its financial results for the first quarter of 2018, which is also the first full quarter of its New Dimension strategic plan. Results reported that revenues have increased by 3% to €2.4bn, net income has increased 15% to €323m and pre-tax profit has risen to €632, an increase of 13% since Q1 …

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Falcon Fine Art’s Guy Vaissière explains an increase in demand for art-backed financing in STEP Journal

For wealth management publication STEP Journal, Falcon Fine Art’s Commercial Director Guy Vaissière writes that the demand for art-backed finance is growing globally. The globalisation of the art market and a growing number of new collectors, are the main reasons the art-secured lending market is certain to expand, Vaissière explains. Asia, in particular, is now …

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GTR names BNY Mellon “Best Correspondent Bank” for the second time in a row

BNY Mellon has been officially crowned “Best Correspondent Bank” in this year’s Global Trade Review (GTR) “Leaders in Trade” awards. The award marks the second consecutive year that the bank has won the award since the category was introduced in 2017. Receiving the award on behalf of BNY Mellon at the GTR Awards ceremony last …

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Falcon Fine Art’s Tim Hunter interviewed on ITV News

Following the highly anticipated auction of the David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection – which sold for a record breaking £611 million – Falcon Fine Art Vice President Tim Hunter, talks to ITV News regarding the significance of the collection. Hunter explains that although the collection did include works by Monet, Picasso and Matisse, the Rockefeller …

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ICC United Kingdom’s Chris Southworth talks Iran-EU trade on BBC World News

Following U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, ICC United Kingdom’s Chris Southworth explained how European business might be affected as a result on BBC World News. In particular, Southworth elaborated on Trumps decision to impose sanctions on any nation that continues to do business with the Republic – including …

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The Financial Times explores new Deutsche Bank payments pilot with IATA

Deutsche Bank has announced it will undertake a pilot project with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to test a new payment model which will seek to save plane ticket customers billions of euros in transaction fees. The new system will be enabled by the second payment services derivative (PSD2), the latest in a string …

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Natixis’ Laurent Mignon succeeds François Pérol as Chairman of Groupe BPCE’s Management Board, while François Riahi fills his role as CEO at Natixis.

Groupe BPCE’s Supervisory Board gathered on April 26, 2018 and took note of François Pérol’s decision to resign as Chairman of the Management Board, appointing Laurent Mignon, CEO of Natixis, to succeed him. Mignon’s new role will become effective as of June 1st, 2018 when he steps down as CEO of Natixis. Following Mignon’s resignation, …

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