Not over yet: CAB CEO talks de-risking with Money Laundering Bulletin

In an era of de-risking, Albert Maasland, CEO of Crown Agents Bank, explains why investing in improved compliance and better on-boarding procedures can help banks in smaller jurisdictions become bankable. An     d while many are making significant progress in this respect, there is still much more to be done. You can read the full …

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PFI not to blame for Carillion’s collapse, says S&P Global Ratings

Carillion’s compulsory liquidation has not only disrupted the U.K.’s construction market; it has dredged public debate about the efficacy of the U.K.’s private finance initiatives (PFIs). S&P Global Ratings’ research paper on Carillion’s collapse argues that the PFI scheme itself should not be held accountable for Carillion’s demise. The rating agency instead offers an alternative …

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S&P Global Ratings publishes its latest quarterly newsletter, Infrastructure Finance Outlook

S&P Global Ratings has published its latest edition of Infrastructure Finance Outlook – the quarterly newsletter reviewing the global infrastructure sectors’ key new stories. Amid a raft of regulatory and technological disruption, many segments of the infrastructure space are in the midst of change. This edition discusses the most pressing challenges and opportunities that infrastructure investors and …

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ICC Banking Commission Annual Meeting: trade financiers raise concerns about mounting protectionism

The majority of trade financiers from across the globe see US protectionism as the biggest threat to global trade, but experts warn that there are other challenges of far greater concern. This was revealed at last week’s ICC Banking Commission annual meeting, during which 71% of members of the audience – made up of financial …

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Jesus Castillo, senior economist at Natixis, speaks to IFR on Greece’s economic recovery

Greece has done more than any other bailout recipient country – and by extension any country in the eurozone – to reform its economy. Yet, for all its hard work, it remains the laggard of the continent, the distance to the summit remaining dauntingly insurmountable. In an interview for IFR, Jesus Castillo, senior economist at …

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Joel Hancock, Natixis’ Oil Analyst, writes for Commodities Now

The return of the geopolitical risk premium coupled with the strength of global demand and continued OPEC compliance led to Brent rallying to two-year highs at the end of 2017. Above all else, the state of the market at year-end showed that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)’s sustained efforts have had a tangible …

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Falcon Fine Art’s Dr Tim Hunter discusses how art-backed lending benefits museums in Art & Museum Magazine

Writing for Art & Museum Magazine, Dr Tim Hunter, Vice President at Falcon Fine Art, discusses how art-backed lending is helping museums acquire important works of art. With the number of private and semi-private museums on the rise, privately owned art is becoming increasingly accessible to the public – giving philanthropic art collectors the chance …

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UniCredit’s Thomas Dusch considers how blockchain will impact German corporates in Corporate Finance magazine

Amid the hype surrounding blockchain technology, discussions of how it can bring value to corporates have often been vague and speculative. Yet as the technology matures and use cases become more concrete, a clearer picture is emerging of how it could shape the everyday work of corporate treasuries. Writing in Corporate Finance, UniCredit’s Deputy Global Head …

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The power of SWIFT gpi: BNY Mellon’s Monika Aminiova examines the potential for the initiative to revolutionise the payments industry in bobsguide

Writing for bobsguide, BNY Mellon’s Monika Aminiova, Cash Management Business Development Manager, Treasury Services EMEA, gives a rich overview of the developments within SWIFT’s rapidly expanding global payments innovation (gpi) initiative and a perspective on its future. The initiative has already helped to transform the speed, transparency and traceability of the traditional end-to-end cross-border payments …

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BNY Mellon’s Sindhu Vadakath discusses the arrival of open banking in International Banker

In a commentary article for International Banker, Sindhu Vadakath, Senior Product Manager, Global Payment Services and Asia Payments, Treasury Services, BNY Mellon, takes a look at the introduction of the Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) and the impact it will have on the core of traditional banking. PSD2 requires banks to share their closely guarded …

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