Natixis’ Artus discusses the eurozone’s low inflation in IFR

As inflation levels across the eurozone adjust to the decline in the region’s activity, Patrick Artus, chief economist at Natixis, explains why low inflation should not be feared. In the article he outlines the positive effects of low inflation – such as improving competitiveness, shoring up real wages, and stimulating demand. These are interesting points …

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Tradeweb's swap execution facility covered in FX Week

Tradeweb aids market compliance with US Dodd-Frank Act by creating swap execution facility – allowing executing brokers pre-trade credit checks. Tradeweb also announces the first electronic pre-trade credit check between a buy-side client and a futures commission merchant (FCM) for an OTC derivatives transaction. Read the full article here

Captives to the rescue – Siemens Financial Services (SFS) in Environmental Finance

The need for investment in the renewable energy sector has never been greater. But such demand is not currently matched by funding supply. Indeed, the public sector is restricted by austerity measures, banks are increasingly constrained when it comes to longer-term lending, and although investors’ appetite for renewables is growing, they remain wary of technology …

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Standard & Poor’s discusses the performance of credit ratings

How should one rate the rating agencies? It’s a question often asked by market participants and commentators. Some seem to think that you can evaluate ratings by looking at their impact on market prices.  If a rating change is not accompanied by a change in bond spreads – or if bond prices diverge markedly from …

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TFR profiles Falcon Group’s UAE Head, Nam Sahasra

UAE Regional Head, Nam Sahasra, describes his background and role as ‘financial engineer’ at Falcon Group to editor Clarissa Dann in this month’s issue of Trade & Forfaiting Review. To read the full article, please click here

Natixis attempts to calculate the eurozone’s infrastructure multiplier for Infrastructure Investor

In the June edition of Infrastructure Investor, Natixis economists Sylvain Broyer and Johannes Gareis argue that infrastructure investment should be used as a policy to boost the eurozone’s GDP and reduce the region’s public debt burden. In this article, they reference one of their recent research papers, in which they attempt to calculate the infrastructure …

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Deutsche Bank displays cash management and trade finance expertise in The Banker Masterclass

In discussion with The Banker’s contributing editor Michael Imeson, Deutsche Bank’s Daniel Schmand – Head of Trade Finance EMEA – and Marcus Sehr – Global Head of Cash Management for Financial Institutions – offer a masterclass in cash management and trade finance. Divided into three chapters and supported by a script drafted by Moorgate, they …

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BNY Mellon : A new dialogue for investor relations in Turkey

As Turkish businesses increasingly engage with the international investor community, Investor Relations practices in Turkey are undergoing significant changes. In the latest edition of CFO Insight, Cihat Takunyaci – BNY Mellon’s Country Manager for Turkey – examines developments in the discipline and what they mean for CFOs. To read the full article please click here

PensionsFirst Capital: Removing the middle man from longevity swap transactions

Pension schemes are showing interest in hedging their longevity risk directly with the re-insurance market rather than paying a significant premium to go through a bank or insurer. Writing for Professional Pensions, Hugo James, CEO of risk-management specialist PensionsFirst Capital, suggests some alternative ways that pension schemes can remove the cost of intermediation from a …

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What could stop Chinese growth? Natixis in Institutional Investor

In an article for Institutional Investor, Bei Xu, Asia economist at Natixis, and Patrick Artus, chief economist at Natixis, discuss the structural economic problems currently gripping China, the world’s second largest economy. They argue that if such problems aren’t remedied, the result could be a drastic economic slowdown in the coming years, with growth potentially …

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