Citi paves the way for a digital future

The annual Citi and Imperial College Digital Money symposium – held at The Saatchi Gallery – gathered experts to discuss where we are on the journey towards a digital future, how to get there, and what might happen once we arrive. To read the event synopsis, please click here

Natixis analyses the weakening yen in FX-Week

In this week’s edition of FX-Week, Kohei Iwahara – economist at Natixis – penned an article exploring the trends most likely to affect the Japanese yen in 2014. He illustrates how the anticipated rise in US real interest rates – combined with the BoJ’s additional liquidity measures and changing investor behaviour – will result in …

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Payments panel discussion to launch BNY Mellon’s new global payments infrastructure

On Thursday 13th February, BNY Mellon unveiled its new global payments infrastructure, heralding a new era in the world of payments. To mark the occasion, BNY Mellon hosted a panel discussion and breakfast, with speakers from SWIFT, Clear2Pay, Celent and BNY Mellon discussing the trends shaping the rapidly expanding payments market. Speaking to a full …

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Tradeweb explains the liquidity challenge facing European ETFs for Les Echos

All acknowledge that ETFs show massive potential for growth in Europe, but problems in the structure of the market may be hindering its progress. In a piece for Les Echos, Adriano Pace (director at Tradeweb) explains how electronic marketplaces can work to alleviate many of these concerns. To read the full article, please click here

BNY Mellon discusses the impacts of new liquidity reporting requirements in FX-MM

The way in which liquidity is reported by banks is being transformed. Multiple intraday balances must be recorded under the new set of metrics, enabling regulators to keep track of bank and non-bank financial institutions’ intraday liquidity risk and their ability to meet payment and settlement obligations. In FX-MM, Dominic Broom, Head of Sales and …

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The eurozone’s economic troubles are far from over, writes Natixis in Investment Europe

Despite significantly calmer sovereign risk across the eurozone, the public debt ratios in the southern peripheral countries continue to rise, while high fiscal deficits, low growth and weak inflation hinder the credibility of debt-mutualisation with the core countries. Writing in this month’s edition of Investment Europe, Patrick Artus, chief economist at Natixis, takes a detailed …

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BPL Global ramps up Asian operations with senior hire

Leading political risk insurer, BPL Global, last week announced the appointment of Margaret Ho as a Senior Broker to help the company’s continued expansion in Asia. Ho joins BPL Global after 14 years with JLT in Hong Kong, where she most recently held the position of Divisional Director of the Credit, Political and Security Risks …

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Natixis writes about the repercussions of unprecedented global liquidity for City A.M.

Could the abnormal amount of liquidity in the global financial market – due to excessive monetary policies – result in a global “bubble” economy? Patrick Artus, chief economist at Natixis, explores this notion in City A.M, arguing that if the rise in global liquidity continues and leads to neither credit growth nor a return of …

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Commerzbank study shows that Sub-Saharan Africa is defying the weak global economy

Commerzbank released a new edition of its Renaissance in Sub-Saharan Africa study this week, which concludes that the “crisis resistance” of the region has further increased. The study shows that Sub-Saharan Africa is thriving in the face of the economic crisis in Europe, in part, thanks to its low dependency on exports to Europe and also …

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S&P announces a worldwide infrastructure financing gap and explains how institutional investors could plug it

Collating research from the OECD and McKinsey, among others, S&P concluded that the gap between publicly available funds and worldwide infrastructure financing needs amounts to $500 billion per year until 2030. Deciding that institutional investors could contribute around $200 billion annually, S&P published a research report on the matter. This was covered by Infrastructure Investor, …

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