S&P’s outreach – Infrastructure Finance Outlook

In order to keep its clients and stakeholders in the sector up to date, Standard & Poor’s releases a monthly newsletter entitled Infrastructure Finance Outlook (IFR Outlook), containing the latest research from S&P Ratings Services, alongside up-to-date news of rating actions and market trends across the EMEA infrastructure sector. Distributed in both pdf and e-book form, this …

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Capital market involvement holds key for clean energy financing, outlines Standard & Poor’s at Rio+20 forum

The need for significant public and private investment in the renewable energy sector was a hot topic for Standard & Poor’s at the recent Rio+20 corporate sustainability forum, which took place 20 years after the landmark 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. At a panel discussion at the event, Regina Nunes, Head of South …

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BNY Mellon shares its expertise on Solvency II

Bank regulations – particularly the upcoming Basel III Accord – are currently a subject of great debate, but the insurance industry is facing its own regulatory challenge in the form of Solvency II. Writing in Trade and Forfaiting Review, BNY Mellon’s Paul Traynor, Head of Insurance Services EMEA, discusses how insurers can best prepare to …

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FT citation – demonstrating Natixis’ expert view

Bank analyst Alex Koagne, who sits within Natixis’ Equities Research group in Paris, provides the FT with an explanation for the biggest one-day rally in Greek banking shares for 10 months. Ahead of Greece’s key June elections, strong poll results and the anticipated victory for New Democracy evidently gave investors renewed confidence in the Greek …

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Siemens Financial Services (SFS) on the changing world of infrastructure finance

Infrastructure finance has undergone a number of changes in recent years, the most noticeable being the rise of public-private partnerships and variant funding models. But as the world’s population becomes increasingly urbanised and the pressure on urban infrastructure continues to grow, there is a clear opportunity for private sector financiers to increase their involvement – …

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Natixis thought leadership on UK roads infrastructure

The government wants to encourage private sector funds into under-resourced UK road infrastructure. But how best to attract the levels of investment required from pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and other institutional investors? In a thought-piece published in Infrastructure Journal, Ashley Blows, Global Head of Infrastructure in the Project Finance group at Natixis, describes the …

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Falcon Group hosts corporate funding forum

As financial constraints and stringent regulatory proposals prompt banks to streamline their balance sheets and scale back lending, corporates are left without the vital injections of capital they require. Falcon Group – with Moorgate’s help – held its third annual trade finance forum to discuss how alternative financiers are increasingly filling the gap left by …

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BPL Global addresses misperceptions of the MLT insurance market

BPL Global is a name synonymous with the growth of the Political Risk Insurance (PRI) market – a growth that is producing a new medium and long term (MLT) export credit insurance market, where ECAs and private insurers compete with each other to provide comprehensive non-payment and related covers for capital goods exports, foreign projects …

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Commerzbank highlights trading opportunities in Eastern Europe

Having recently been named as the “most confirming bank” for letters of credit under the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s Trade Facilitation Programme for the eighth year in a row (a story that was covered in Trade Finance magazine among others), it’s fair to say that Commerzbank are well placed to discuss trade in Eastern Europe. …

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Deutsche Bank's thought leadership

Deutsche Bank’s Global Transaction Banking unit prides itself on thought leadership – on its intellectual commitment to the sector as much as its strong products and services. Consequently – and with Moorgate’s help – the bank has been developing a series of white papers looking at trends and needs in this growing area of banking. …

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