Category: Banking

Commerzbank’s Ruediger Senft cited on sustainable trade finance in Global Trade Review

Global Trade Review has cited the head of corporate responsibility at Commerzbank, Ruediger Senft, on the impact of climate risk on global commerce. Senft explains that while trading companies and commodity producers face “real and urgent challenges”, they can “look to their banks for expertise on how to build resilient, future-proof supply chains”. He argues that “instead …

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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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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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Commerzbank’s Thomas Krieger keeps his faith in the Brazilian economy

In an article for the latest edition of International Banker, Commerzbank’s Regional Head of Latin America, Thomas Krieger, offers his outlook on the Brazilian economy. He argues that, despite the country’s recent legacy of challenges, long-term prospects remain – based as they are on its trading potential.

Crown Agents Bank shortlisted for British Expertise International Awards 2018

Crown Agents Bank has been shortlisted for British Expertise’s prestigious International Collaborative Project award following recognition of its successful collaboration with a leading international charity. The longstanding partnership provides the charity with the secure – and competitively priced – supply of foreign exchange it needs. Now in its fourth year, this strong relationship is built on the …

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iGTB’s Michel Jacobs quoted in Global Finance magazine in article on AI in banking

Michel Jacobs, Head of Global Sales and Head of Digital & Payments at iGTB, has been quoted in in a feature article for the December 2017 issue of Global Finance magazine. The article discusses how AI is making waves in CFO offices, and explores where its promise of efficiency will have the greatest impact. Jacobs notes, …

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PSD2 regulation is a catalyst for innovation, says Deutsche Bank in Banking Technology

PSD2 comes into force on 13 January 2018. It aims to open up the European payments market to greater competition and transparency, but Christian Schaefer, global head of payments, cash management, Deutsche Bank, believes its effect will be more far-reaching. Writing for Banking Technology magazine, Schaefer suggests it is no exaggeration to say that the result will …

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​Crown Agents Bank’s Albert Maasland cited in Global Risk Regulator on impact of Caribbean derisking

The Banker‘s Global Risk Regulator magazine has cited Albert Maasland, CEO of Crown Agents Bank, on the impact on the Caribbean of banks’ derisking. With the region having been “hurt disproportionately” by the withdrawal of correspondent banking services, Maasland notes that “Losing access to dollar payment capabilities for the commercial banking sector can be very, very difficult”.

How Deutsche Bank is forging a path to PSD2 compliance – bobsguide reports

Are you PSD2-Ready?, a new whitepaper published by Deutsche Bank, outlines a number of challenges for banks tasked with becoming PSD2-compliant. bobsguide sat down with Christian Schaefer, Global Head of Payments, Cash Management, Deutsche Bank, to discuss the report’s key findings. Read the full article here.