Deutsche Bank scoops five top honours at The Asset awards ceremony

On 30 April 2018, in one of the largest gatherings of CFOs, treasurers and banks, The Asset announced the winners of the most coveted Triple A Treasury, Trade, Supply Chain and Risk Management Awards in an Oscar-style ceremony at the Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong. Going into the event, Deutsche Bank had already amassed a …

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CAB’s CEO talks to TXF about the future of derisking

In a recent interview with TXF, Albert Maasland, CEO at Crown Agents Bank, explores the banking market’s current approach to derisking correspondent relationships. He recognises that although the high cost of compliance continues, derisking in emerging markets has slowed, having had the desired effect of cleaning up inappropriate payments flows in recent years. He points …

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Crown Agents Bank appoints new CTO

Crown Agents Bank has hired Richard Weald as its chief technology officer (CTO), as the bank enhances its digitisation strategy. Weald was previously global head of IT operations and information security at Earthport, a forex and cross-border payment services provider. “I look forward to outlining a long-term technology roadmap for delivering the digital processes and …

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ICC United Kingdom’s trade governance model reported in The Times

Following the launch of ICC United Kingdom’s trade policy recommendations titled ‘A Trade Governance Model That Works for Everyone‘, the organisation’s Secretary General Chris Southworth tells The Times’ Callum Jones why a new governance model for trade policy is critical post-Brexit. Southworth stated: “Public trust in trade policy has collapsed. This governance model provides a real opportunity …

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Deutsche Bank’s Dave Watson talks cybercrime in Treasury and Risk

Corporate treasurers have already taken significant steps to fortify their cybercrime defences however, chinks in the armour of many treasury departments still remain – mainly in the form of third parties. Indeed, according to research undertaken by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), whom surveyed more than 300 corporate treasury executives on their existing cybersecurity defence …

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The Paypers’ B2B Fintech Guide: UniCredit’s Cédric Derras reflects on the instant payments go live in Europe, and considers what the future holds

With instant payments going live across Europe in November 2017,  UniCredit’s Global Head of Cash Management, Cédric Derras, discusses in The Paypers’ new B2B Fintech: Payments, Supply Chain Finance & E-invoicing Guide the lessons learned from the first six months of operation. Derras explains how results have already exceeded expectations – with instant payments proving popular …

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In Banker Middle East, S&P’s Michael Wilkins considers how green Sukuk is driving issuance in the GCC

The GCC faces high spending requirements on two fronts. Infrastructure projects require approx. US$120-150 billion between now and 2019, while refinancing corporate capital market debt also demands US$23.6 billion, due before 2019. However, green Islamic financing fuelled corporate and infrastructure Sukuk issuance in the GCC last year, writes Michael Wilkins, Head of Sustainable Finance at …

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BPL Global scoops GTR “Leader in Trade” award for the eighth year running

BPL Global has, once again, been named “Best Trade Credit and Political Risk Insurance Broker (CPRI)” at this year’s Global Trade Review (GTR) “Leaders in Trade” awards. The award, which highlights excellence in the trade, commodity, supply chain and export finance industries, will add to the BPL Global’s impressive streak in this category over the …

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Writing for the World Bank, S&P Global Ratings’ Mar Beltran explains why infrastructure lending is on the rise

In recent years, the rated infrastructure universe has largely grown without interruption as increasing levels of capital flows to the sector. In a post for the World Bank, Mar Beltran, S&P Global Ratings’ senior director and sector lead for Infrastructure, EMEA, explains why. Read the blog here.

What makes a payables finance programme successful? Anil Walia, Deutsche Bank’s Head of Financial Supply Chain Finance, EMEA, discusses in TMI

In an increasingly competitive supply chain finance ecosystem – consisting of banks, non-banks, and a combination of the two – what makes a payables finance programme ‘successful’? And how can corporate treasurers select an effective provider? Writing in TMI, Anil Walia, Deutsche Bank’s Head of Financial Supply Chain, EMEA, suggests that corporates should base their …

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