Commerzbank’s new Asian and Latin American appointments covered in the specialist press

Joerg Motel has become the new Country CEO ASEAN and Head Corporates International, Singapore. Jochen Mueller has succeeded Motel as Head of FI Asia and Latin America, based in Frankfurt. Joerg Motel most recently held the post of Head of FI Sales Asia – responsible for covering the Indian Subcontinent, Greater China, ASEAN and Korea. …

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In a feature for P3 Bulletin, S&P Global Ratings’ Trevor D’Olier-Lees observes bundling’s rise to prominence in infrastructure finance

In light of stalling transaction flows in infrastructure financing, S&P Global Ratings believes the use of “bundling” (the aggregation of multiple projects into a single portfolio for sale to investors) in public-private partnerships is attracting considerable interest. In a feature for P3 Bulletin, S&P Global Ratings’ senior director, global infrastructure ratings, Trevor D’Olier-Lees, analyses why …

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ICC UK’s Chris Southworth on why UK businesses need to think global in Director of Finance

In the latest edition of Director of Finance, ICC United Kingdom’s Secretary General, Chris Southworth, explains why it is a crucial time for UK businesses to find their voice and think global. Indeed, there are a number of global opportunities which businesses can tap into, but in order to do so they need to ensure …

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UniCredit’s David Vials explains how digital tools can help UK corporates capitalise on CEE potential in GTR

UK corporates are increasingly looking to trade with partners in Central and Eastern Europe – a region of remarkable potential. However, heightened counterparty risk and local market complexities can prove to be stumbling blocks. Writing in Global Trade Review, David Vials, Head of Corporate Coverage for UK & Ireland at UniCredit, explains that the way …

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In a feature for Bobsguide, Deutsche Bank’s Christian Schaefer says banks must seize PSD2’s opportunities for innovation

  From January 2018, the “European Directive on Payment Services in the Internal Market”, commonly known as PSD2, comes into force with the aim of ensuring that the European payments market remains transparent and secure. In a feature for Bobsguide, Deutsche Bank’s Head of Payments, Cash Management Corporates, Christian Schaefer, joins other experts to explain …

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Commerzbank releases the first 2017 issue of FI.News

The biannual financial institutions newsletter brings together Commerzbank’s experts to offer their views on the topics trending in trade finance. This issue deals with the ups and downs of international trade. Bernd Laber, Commerzbank’s Divisional Board Member for Trade Finance & Cash Management, asks how a bank committed to facilitating global commerce might address current …

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S&P Global Ratings’ ‘AA’ rating on £268m UK hospital refinancing is covered by specialist press

S&P Global Ratings has assigned its ‘AA’ long-term issue rating to the £268m guaranteed senior secured debt refinancing of the oncology wing at St. James’s University Hospital, Leeds, UK. In addition, S&P issued a ‘BBB’ for the underlying project. The debt, which is structured into three tranches to appeal to investors of varying risk appetite, …

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BNY Mellon discusses enhancing trade links between Mexico and Turkey in TXF

Mexico and Turkey are two countries with a number of similarities. Both have economies with great potential, are blessed with strong geo-strategic positions – Turkey as the gateway to Europe and the Middle East, and Mexico as the bridge between North and Latin America – and have seen a substantial rise in their share of …

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BNY Mellon’s Daniel Verbruggen considers the value of bank-fintech collaboration in FX-MM

Technology is fuelling unprecedented levels of change in the payments industry. Banks are required to navigate expanding digital capabilities, evolving client and regulatory demands and, due to the growing influence of fintech companies, an increasingly competitive market. In respect to this, banks – and the industry as a whole – are increasingly recognising that it …

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Natixis’ innovative Dutch mortgage investment platform featured in a special Financial Times report

Natixis and CMIS Group have announced the launch of ‘The Merius Mortgage Note’, a unique investment platform that enables European-wide institutional investors access to the prime Dutch Mortgage market. The platform is yet another example of Natixis’ innovative financial offering to clients, allowing current European clients access to an opportunity that was formally just offered …

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