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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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Natixis’ Chief Economist for Asia Pacific discusses Europe’s role in trade war with Cinco Días.

Featured in Cinco Días, the oldest financial and business newspaper in Spain, Alicia García Herrero, Natixis Chief Economist for Asia Pacific, discussed how the ECB’s delay in raising interest rates represents an opportunity for stock markets and European companies to win in the commercial trade war. Ultimately, the trade war is strategic, not tactical, says …

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Tradeteq’s Michael Boguslavsky on how machine learning can improve credit scoring for SMEs in TRF News

Michael Boguslavsky, head of AI at Tradeteq, and author of a newly-released whitepaper, “Machine Learning Credit Analytics for Trade Finance”, has written a commentary for Trade & Receivables Finance News where he discusses how machine learning techniques, combined with broader and deeper company data, can dramatically improve credit scoring for SMEs. Current scoring methods – such as forms …

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ICC United Kingdom Secretary General discusses benefits of Heathrow expansion and infrastructure investment in BBC Business Live interview

Speaking to BBC Business Live, Chris Southworth, ICC Secretary General, explains that the expansion of Heathrow Airport and approval of a third runway was exactly what British businesses needed to remain competitive, especially following Brexit. Countering claims that investment should have gone to regional airports instead, Southworth said it was not a case of “either …

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