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Crown Agents Bank appoints new Head of Global Markets

In its latest move, Crown Agents Bank has appointed David Bee in the newly created role as Head of Global Markets. David joins from Lloyds Banking Group, where he served as Head of Offshore Financial Markets & Institutional FX Sales. He has previously held senior positions at Citi, Deutsche Bank, and Standard Chartered. “It’s exciting …

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ICC United Kingdom’s Chris Southworth discusses Post-Brexit trade in International Business Magazine

Chris Southworth, Secretary General of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) United Kingdom, discusses the UK’s need for more inclusive trade deals as it prepares to leave the European Union. For the USCIB’s International Business Magazine, Southworth explains that in an unprecedented task, the UK government has committed itself to bringing home the largest number of trade deals ever …

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PNC adoption of RiskFirst’s digital solution “PFaroe” covered by the specialist press

PNC Institutional Advisory Solutions, part of the asset management branch of the Pittsburgh-based PNC Financial Services Group, has adopted RiskFirst’s digital solution PFaroe – to help structure better solutions, improve reporting efficiency and deepen engagement with its defined benefit (DB) pension plan clients. PFaroe will allow increased interactivity with clients, provide forecasting tools to model …

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Natixis expands M&A advisory footprint through strategic investments in the UK, China and France

Natixis announced that it has agreed to make strategic investments in three flagship independent M&A boutiques – Fenchurch advisory Partners in the UK, Vermilion Partners in China and Clipperton in France – all of which are recognised as strong leaders in their respective market segments (Financial Services, China M&A and Technology respectively). As covered by …

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iGTB-Pivotal partnership brings contextual corporate banking to the cloud – covered in specialist press

iGTB and Pivotal Software, Inc.  recently announced the upcoming availability of iGTB’s next-generation Cash Management platform, CBX 18, on Pivotal Cloud Foundry® (PCF), one of the world’s most powerful cloud-native platforms, to bring “on-tap” corporate banking capabilities to the financial services industry. CBX 18 – an API-first and microservices-based platform – heralds a new era of …

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BNY Mellon discusses the evolution of trade in GTNews

Speaking to GTNews to mark the publication’s 20th anniversary, BNY Mellon’s Dominic Broom, Global Head of Trade Business Development, and Bana Akkad Azhari, Head of Relationship Management for the Middle East and Africa and the Commonwealth of Independent States, trace the most noteworthy drivers of global trade over the past two decades – including China’s …

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S&P Global Ratings identifies market ramifications of electric vehicles, covered by specialist press

By 2025, it is estimated that a quarter of Europe’s light vehicle sales will be electric vehicles (EVs); by then, China’s government is targeting a penetration rate of 20%. S&P Global Ratings’ report asserts that EVs could pose significant market changes for the automotive, oil and gas utilities, and metals and mining industries. The electrification …

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Natixis’ first European green-labelled real estate loan reported by specialist press

Ivanhoé Cambridge and Natixis Assurances, partners in the DUO project, have been awarded the “Climate Bond Certified” label by Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) for the €480-million credit that is financing the development of the DUO towers in Paris, making this Europe’s first green-labelled commercial real estate loan. Louis Douady, Head of Environmental and Social Responsibility …

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Falcon Group’s latest appointment covered by specialist press

Leading specialist financier Falcon Group has announced Ross Anderson, former Westpac Director, as National Business Development Manager, Institutional Clients. Responsible for spearheading Falcon’s growth in Australia, with a specific focus on mid-cap and large corporate ASX-listed companies, Anderson brings over 12 years of experience in financial services to the role. “Since launching in 2015, Falcon …

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