Falcon Group discusses alternative sources of corporate funding in Asia

Asia is facing a conundrum: its appetite for funding is increasing just as bank lending from historically liquid continents is shrinking. Strong domestic demand is augmenting company expansion, helping to prop up and stimulate the region’s continued industrial growth and economic development, which, although slowing, remains enviable. Meanwhile, the continued fallout from the global financial …

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PensionsFirst Capital on how to best play the longevity game

The ultimate goal of many pension scheme sponsors and trustees is a full buyout, which allows them to transfer all of their pension liabilities over to an insurer. But with unfavourable market conditions making buyouts relatively more expensive, the longevity swap market is attracting interest as a means of reducing risk as a step on …

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Natixis analyses the health of leveraged finance markets

In his most recent commentary for Real Deals, Graham Olive, Head of Acquisition and Strategic Finance for Northern Europe at Natixis, discusses the return of healthy leveraged finance markets. As concern for the availability of liquidity reaches new heights, the longer-term outlook for private equity investment is unknown. Add to this the pessimism surrounding the …

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Tradeweb launches into ETF space

While Tradeweb builds out and enhances its many well-established dealer-to-institutional customer derivatives and fixed income trading platforms, it also designs entirely new marketplaces. Last week, we formally launched its new ETF trading platform, winning news coverage in tier one financial media across Europe, as well as in more focused English-language specialist publications. The new marketplace …

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S&P – Global Reinsurance Highlights 2012 Edition

Moorgate has produced a digital e-book for S&P’s annual Global Reinsurance Highlights book. This edition reviews the performance of reinsurers in 2011, highlights the trends currently effecting the marketplace, and considers the future of the sector in the face of Basel III and Solvency II To read Global Reinsurance Highlights 2012, please click here

Attitudes to Global Transaction Banking – BNY Mellon analyses market perceptions

In an attempt to determine the financial industry’s thoughts on post-crisis challenges, BNY Mellon recently partnered with the Exporta group – publishers of Global Trade Review (GTR) and emeafinance – to carry out a comprehensive ‘Attitudes to Global Transaction Banking’ survey, open to banks, non-bank financial institutions, major corporates and SMEs. By publishing the results, …

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S&P’s Outreach – IFR Outlook October

The latest edition of Infrastructure Finance Outlook (IFR), Standard and Poor’s Rating Services’ EMEA Infrastructure Finance newsletter, has been published. It includes all the recent news, updates, and research from S&P on Europe’s infrastructure sector. Highlight’s from this month include an articles on slipping European credit quality, and the impact of the 2008 financial crisis on the …

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Europe's tightening CO2 emission rules could weigh on utilities’ earnings, says S&P report

A recent Standard & Poor’s report into the potential effects of the third phase of the EU Emissions Trading System that kicks in from January next year suggests that strict new limits on carbon emissions will increase carbon liabilities and drag on the earnings of Western European power generators. S&P estimates that in 2016 carbon emission liabilities could cost …

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Navigating the Sibos 2012 Agenda

To coincide with Sibos 2012 in Osaka, Deutsche Bank has produced a detailed whitepaper highlighting some of the major talking points on the agenda, including: the impact of proposed regulatory change, the changing direction of global trade flows, the rise of Asia in global commerce and emerging payment opportunities in developing countries. One of Sibos’ …

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News generation for S&P Capital IQ’s private entity data expansion

Having recently expanded its data offering of fundamental balance-sheet items across a large number of privately-held entities throughout Europe, we developed a news-generation strategy of four phases to help inform the market of the new capability. While the first phase entailed announcing the commercial agreement behind the data expansion – and the extent of the …

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