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Natixis’ Emmanuel Issanchou speaks to Global Capital on European cat bond market

Last month the UK government passed a law allowing the creation of insurance-linked security (ILS) vehicles, paving the way for the first ever transaction for the country’s catastrophe bond market. In an article for Global Capital, Emmanuel Issanchou, Global Head of Structured Credit and Solutions, discusses Natixis’ latest placement €90m deal with French mutual insurance …

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Crown Agents Bank’s Duarte Pedreira cited on emerging-market trade finance in Euromoney

The problem of unfinanced trade is nothing new in Africa. In an article for Euromoney, Duarte Pedreira, Head of Trade Finance at Crown Agents Bank, warns that the “real issue” underlying the African trade finance gap is that “Banks are moving more and more towards financing the same counterparties, which is creating concentration risk. Whilst …

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Natixis’ expansion of M&A model examined in Global Capital

Natixis has expanded its multi-boutique M&A model, in turn gaining an advantage over its domestic rivals, a recent Global Capital article reports. The article highlights the M&A’s business rapid growth, from earning less than €5 million in 2012 before expanding to €100 million in 2016, and potentially €120 million in 2017. In addition, the article …

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Natixis’ Simon Eedle discusses the bank’s regional operations in Banker Middle East

In an exclusive interview with Banker Middle East, Simon Eedle, Regional Head, Middle East at Natixis, discusses what he sees at Natixis’ role in the region in the years to come. Since 1998, Natixis has maintained a strong growth in the Middle East, first establishing a presence in Dubai where the bank’s business was based …

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Falcon Fine Art’s Guy Vaissière discusses the rise of art-lending in E-Private Client

As the global art market has expanded, so has the financial sector that lends against it. In fact, today there is an increasing number of collectors across the world opting to leverage their art to gain liquidity for other investments, as well as to expand their collection. For E-Private Client, Guy Vaissière, Business Development Manager …

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UniCredit’s Adeline de Metz and Raphael Barisaac on how transaction bank adaptations will benefit corporates in Global Banking and Finance Review

With the global trade environment changing, transaction banks are responding by driving internal efficiencies, expanding their digital offerings, and reconfiguring their client service models. Raphael Barisaac and Adeline de Metz, Global Co-Heads of Trade Finance at UniCredit write in in Global Banking & Finance Review that amidst all this change, the outlook for corporates is …

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Commerzbank’s Ruediger Geis remains optimistic for world trade in Euromoney

Euromoney‘s latest edition has cited Ruediger Geis, Head Product Management Trade at Commerzbank, in an article accompanying the magazine’s 2018 Trade Finance Survey. The feature focuses on addressing the “gaps” in global trade finance – the considerable amount of trade that remains unfinanced around the world. “We should all be looking for ways to fill these gaps …

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S&P Global Ratings publishes its latest edition of Infrastructure Finance Outlook magazine

S&P Global Ratings has published its latest edition of Infrastructure Finance Outlook – reviewing the most pressing developments from the global infrastructure sectors from the past quarter. Focusing on disruption, this quarter’s Infrastructure Finance Outlook provides global insights from S&P Global analysts on topics including: the outlook for U.S. utilities amid a sea of industry change; the opportunities …

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S&P Global Ratings reports on the impact of battery development on U.S. utilities, covered by the specialist press

Advances in battery technology may have some major ramifications for the U.S. electric utility industry, says Gabe Grosberg, director, S&P Global Ratings. In two reports, Grosberg notes that the falling cost of large-scale batteries has rendered America’s battery market an avenue for growth. Meanwhile, market interest could increase further thanks to the growing interest in …

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BNY Mellon’s Dominic Broom discusses how technology can be used to plug the Asian trade finance gap in Asia Outlook

Increased banking regulations and higher compliance costs have led to a culture of de-risking, where many banks have been forced to withdraw from perceived “riskier” markets – with local businesses in developing Asia being particularly affected. Indeed, Asia and the Pacific bears 40% of the US$1.5 trillion global trade finance gap, representing the difficulty that …

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