Natixis’ latest thoughts on macro-economic recovery and global forex markets

The latest round of Natixis blogs sees Patrick Artus in FTSE Global Markets explaining how both public and private de-leveraging must play out its course before genuine recovery is possible. This is likely to happen as late as 2015 in the US, 2017 in the UK and 2018 in Europe. To read the full article, …

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TFR interview Falcon chairman, Kamel Alzarka

TFR editor Clarissa Dann interviews Falcon Group founder and chairman Kamel Alzarka on the benefits of non-bank lender regulation. To read the full article, please click here

BNY Mellon discusses cloud technology in EMEA Finance

Technology is central to the treasury function, and one stream gaining particular prominence is the ability to work “in the cloud”. As interest in cloud technology increases, BNY Mellon’s Peter Hazou – Head of Market Development for Treasury Services EMEA – talks to Saket Sharma – Chief Information Officer, Treasury Services – to discover the …

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Euromoney examines Natixis’ partnership with Ageas; explores construction risk

Louise Bowman of Euromoney describes the various approaches institutional investors are making into the infrastructure debt space (here) and discusses the challenges institutions must contend with when dealing with construction risk (attached). Following an interview with Benjamin Sirgue, who heads the bank’s Global Infrastructure and Projects group, the advantages of Natixis’ partnership with Ageas are …

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S&P Project Finance and Shadow Banking Report Covered in Financial Times

“Pension funds and insurance groups are filling the void left by banks in the rapidly changing infrastructure debt market, raising hopes this kind of financing can help spur a global economic recovery, according to Standard & Poor’s,” writes David Oakley in today’s Financial Times. To read the full article, please click here

Falcon Group hosts reception in the Gherkin

Celebrating a US$1.6 billion revenue, Falcon Group continues to grow and work its way towards its US$5 billion annual revenue target. It celebrated its success this year with a reception for around 200 guests at the top of London’s iconic Gherkin. To read the full article, please click here

BNY Mellon and BPL Global recognised in GTR Leader in Trade Awards

The recent GTR Leader in Trade Awards marked the fourth consecutive year that Moorgate has helped both BNY Mellon and BPL Global to achieve awards success in their respective categories. BNY Mellon was once again voted Best Trade Outsourcing Bank  while BPL Global picked up the Best Trade Credit and Political Risk Broker award. In the write-up featured …

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Natixis’ unique co-investment partnership in infra debt

Natixis and Ageas – the Belgo-Dutch insurer – have formed Europe’s first co-investment partnership aimed purely at infrastructure debt assets. As institutional investors move into the project finance market, taking up slack left behind by banks facing tougher restrictions on long-term lending books, this partnership puts Ageas ahead of the pack with its stated intention …

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S&P: The potential effects on credit ratings of the UK's latest plan for project finance

In December last year, the UK government announced details of Private Finance 2 (PF2), the long-heralded revised mechanism for the private financing of infrastructure, intended to replace the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) in future projects. Having considered the credit implications of these proposals, S&P believes it’s likely that debt service coverage ratios could increase somewhat …

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S&P: A Perfect Storm is Brewing in European Corporate Funding

Writing in Institutional Investor, Jayan Dhru, Senior Managing Director, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, argues that the global economy is likely only halfway through a decade of deleveraging. Painful and volatile times lie ahead, particularly in corporate credit. To read the article in full, please click here

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