Natixis considers Mario Draghi’s monetary policy in Central Banking

In a commentary for Central Banking, Natixis’ chief economist Patrick Artus examines the effectiveness of the ECB’s communication strategy – drawing a distinction between communication aimed at restoring investor confidence (such as bond purchases and forward guidance) and that which is aimed at either pushing up inflation or combating euro appreciation (including the consideration of …

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RiskFirst’s PFaroe platform is cited in Professional Pensions

After being appointed by Ford’s three UK pension schemes to provide daily valuations, Punter Southall spoke to Professional Pensions, highlighting the importance of PFaroe in its appointment. To read the full article please click here.

Falcon's Emma Clark discusses the success of alternative financing in CCR

Falcon’s Head of Business Development UK and Europe, Emma Clark, explains to Credit, Collections and Risk how alternative financiers are not only helping corporates to mitigate risk, but also reach their long-term business goals. To read the full article, please click here.

Thomas Pankovas made Senior Account Director

Moorgate Communications has promoted Thomas Pankovas to Senior Account Director. Managing a small team, Pankovas will be responsible for setting strategy and overseeing operations for some of Moorgate’s oldest and most valued accounts. In his expanded role, Pankovas joins the senior management team and will play a key role in driving the company’s growth as …

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BNY Mellon becomes a direct participant in CHAPS

BNY Mellon has become a direct participant and shareholder in the Clearing House Automated Payment System (CHAPS). With direct clearing capability for sterling-denominated payments, BNY Mellon will use its enhanced global payments infrastructure to send and receive same-day sterling payments. By eliminating reliance on correspondent banks, BNY Mellon will be able to provide additional benefits …

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Commerzbank voted “most active confirming bank” under EBRD TFP for tenth consecutive year

Commerzbank was named by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) as the “Most active confirming bank under the Trade Facilitation Programme (TFP) 2013” in their annual trade finance awards earlier this month. It is the tenth consecutive year that Commerzbank has received the award, which takes into account the number and the quality …

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RiskFirst is the new name for PensionsFirst as company broadens its focus

Financial technology provider PensionsFirst, creator of the market-leading risk management platform PFaroe™, has changed its name to RiskFirst. Having established itself in the past four years as the leading provider of Software as a Service (SaaS) risk analytics and reporting for the defined benefit (DB) pension industry, the company is now broadening its focus to …

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Siemens Financial Services (SFS) secures 20 percent equity stake as EUR2.8 billion Project Gemini offshore wind project reaches financial close and sets new renewables record

Following Moorgate support, the announcement that Project Gemini – the largest project financed renewables energy deal on record – reached financial close was carried by Bloomberg, Reuters and the FT, as well as a number of leading specialist project finance and renewable energy publications. The FT article included a quotation by Siemens Financial Services explaining …

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S&P’s Africa Outlook published in time for AfDB meeting

 Standard & Poor’s has released its latest version of Africa Outlook, containing information on all the latest rating actions and market trends across the region.In particular,the issue – which has been published to coincide with the African Development Bank’s Annual Meetings in Kigali, Rwanda – features the very latest new sovereign rating for Ethiopia, as …

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PensionsFirst MD, Matthew Seymour cited in Pensions Expert article on information security

In an article by Pensions Expert, Matthew Seymour explains why it is so important that pension plans take information security seriously and ensure that suitable due diligence of their systems is carried out before exposing their information to the world. Read the full article here.