S&P Global Ratings’ Kurt Forsgren discusses the fraught future of autonomous vehicles in Automotive World

Before autonomous vehicles (AVs) become mainstream, changing public perceptions and further technological advances – not to mention further investment – are necessary. In an article published in Automotive World, Kurt Forsgren, Nishit Madlali, and Lawrence Orlowski, S&P Global Ratings, discuss the potentially huge impact the AV industry could have on infrastructure investment. They explain that this potential …

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S&P Global Ratings’ Mar Beltran warns of the importance of low risk in construction for BRINK News

Following the collapse of Carillion, S&P Global Ratings’ senior director and lead for Infrastructure EMEA, Mar Beltran, has warned against the temptation for construction companies to slacken their risk management policies in an ever competitive market. In an article for BRINK News, Beltran explains that thinning margins have caused many construction companies to aggressively underbid for projects, forcing them …

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S&P Global Ratings publishes Infrastructure Finance Outlook, its latest quarterly newsletter

S&P Global Ratings has published its latest edition of Infrastructure Finance Outlook – the quarterly newsletter reviewing the global infrastructure sectors’ key new stories. Changes in regulations and advances in technology have plunged the infrastructure sector into a period of disruption. In this edition, S&P Global Ratings discuss the credit risks and opportunities that the rise of autonomous vehicles and smart …

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Tradeteq’s Michael Boguslavsky quoted in article for The Global Treasurer, arguing that AI could help more SMEs secure trade finance

In a recent article in The Global Treasurer on international regulation reducing banks’ ability to offer trade finance, Tradeteq’s Head of AI, Michael Boguslavsky, argues that artificial intelligence (AI) could help mitigate such issues – particularly for SMEs. Boguslavsky notes that AI has the capacity to “evaluate and potentially recognise credit quality of a more …

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UniCredit’s Adeline de Metz talks Women in Trade Finance for GTR

As part of the GTR Women in Trade Finance series, Sanne Wass interviews Adeline de Metz, UniCredit’s global co-head of trade finance and working capital solutions, on her career path, current job and her advice for other women embarking on careers in the industry. The first woman in her family to pursue higher education and …

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Specialist press cover Natixis’ partnership with Solactive AG on new Climate and Energy Transition Index

Natixis has partnered with Solactive AG to launch a new Climate and Energy Transition Index, which will be used as a basis for their structured products. The index, based on methodology designed by Natixis and Sustainalytics, will track the performance of companies that show the best commitment to energy transition in their sectors while exhibiting …

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RiskFirst’s Michael Carse discusses how to optimize pension de-risking strategies in BenefitsPRO Q&A

In a Q&A for BenefitsPRO, Michael Carse, DB Pensions Product Manager, RiskFirst, discusses how pension plans can implement and optimize their de-risking strategy. He examines how the changing landscape is creating opportunities to transfer risk, successful approaches to de-risking and how technology can support plans as they seek to implement complex solutions. To read the full article, …

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David Pitts joins Crown Agents Bank’s IDO team as senior advisor

Crown Agents Bank is delighted to announce that David Pitts has joined the bank’s International Development Organisations (IDO) team as Senior Advisor. Joining from Ecobank, Pitts brings a wealth of experience – including his work with international donors, development finance institutions (DFIs), the United Nations and major NGOs – as well as a passion for …

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Natixis Payments introduce France’s first Instant Payments initiative – covered in specialist pres

Through Natixis Payments, Groupe BPCE has become the first banking group in France to offer Instant Payments to its customers. Whether used for real-time compensation of insurance losses, flight purchases in Europe or inclusion in mobile banking services, account-to-account payments within 10 seconds are now accessible in France for Natixis Payments and Natixis Assurances customers. …

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RiskFirst examines pension plan de-risking strategies in Pensions and Investments

Many US pension plans typically opt for one of two de-risking methods: either hibernation – creating a low risk liability driven investment portfolio, or termination – removing all risk through a combination of retiree annuity buyouts and bulk lump sum offerings to terminated vested participants. However, as even those opting for hibernation will have to …

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