Natixis CIB profiled in Global Capital investment banking column

Writing in this week’s Southpaw column for Global Capital, investment banking columnist David Rothnie puts the spotlight on Natixis’ CIB operations – including its ‘New Frontier’ strategy for 2014-2017, announced last November, whereby the French bank is targeting 10% annual growth in international markets, further to a €1.5 billion acquisition budget. With assistance from Moorgate, …

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BNY Mellon’s James McMorrow is the guest contributor in the latest edition of EuroTreasurer

The Bank of England’s recent decision to open the UK clearing system, CHAPS, to non-domestic banks signifies an important development for the UK payments landscape. In EuroTreasurer, James McMorrow, Senior Product Manager, Treasury Services, BNY Mellon, discusses the implications of the broadened market for treasurers and the potential impacts on the wider payments scene. To …

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Commodities analysts at Natixis evaluate oil prices for 2014

In an article for Oil and Gas Financial Journal, Natixis commodities analysts Abhishek Deshpande and Nic Brown analyse the outlook for fiscal break-even oil prices in major oil-producing countries – including Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait and the UAE. The commentary was also distributed to subscribers in the publication’s monthly newsletter ‘Global Shale Monitor’. To read …

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April edition of Standard & Poor’s Infrastructure Outlook published

The latest edition of Infrastructure Outlook, Standard and Poor’s Rating Services’ monthly newsletter, has been published. It includes all the recent project finance, utility and transport news, updates, and research from S&P. This month’s highlights include an article looking at how U.K. social housing projects have in recent months become one of the main growth …

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BPL Global discusses demand for political risk insurance in Insurance Day

Russian risks are being considered on a case-by-case basis by London’s trade credit and political risk market amid continued tensions with neighbouring Ukraine over the disputed Crimea region. Speaking to Insurance Day, BPL Global Director, James Esdaile, comments: “There is still demand for Russia – for most insurers in this market, Russia is their most …

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Deutsche Bank examines the evolving role of banks in supply chain finance

Supply chain finance has become a valuable solution in the wake of new regulations such as Basel III. But as new trading corridors emerge and the financial landscape continues to recalibrate, supply chain finance capabilities must evolve to cater to developing demands. In gtnews, Venkatesh Somanathan, Director and Regional Head of Trade Finance Product Management, …

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Commerzbank’s Hans Krohn cited in The Banker: “New Ways to Finance Trade”

With world trade increasing and bank regulation getting stricter, the need for trade finance securitisation has become apparent. The April edition of The Banker explores the recent trade finance securitisation deals in the market and their significance. In the cover story article, Hans Krohn, Head of Trade Products at Commerzbank, speaks about the bank’s 2013 …

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Natixis considers the resilient leveraged loan market in Real Deals

In his monthly column for Real Deals, Graham Olive – Natixis’ head of acquisition and strategic finance for Northern Europe – analyses the underlying trends supporting the resilience of today’s leveraged markets. Was the relatively measured response to the Crimea crisis, for instance, a sign of deepening maturity and liquidity in the European leveraged market? …

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Natixis’ Asia-Pacific economist featured in Shares magazine

Against a backdrop of low real interest rates in Japan and rising rates in the US, the depreciation of the Japanese yen looks set to continue through 2014. Yet, there could be big consequences on the global financial markets should Japan’s domestic investors begin to sell their holdings of government bonds in bulk. Writing in …

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Commerzbank’s Senior Product Manager for Trade Products, Ruediger Geis, speaks to TFR about correspondent banking

In the March edition of Trade & Forfaiting Review, Commerzbank’s Ruediger Geis participates in the magazine’s “60-second interview”. In it he explains how stricter KYC /AML regulation could unintentionally cause a problem of ‘unbanked banks’ and what can be done to mitigate this. To read the full article, please click here