S&P Global Ratings’ COP23 outlook covered by Sustainable City Network

After a year of multiple extreme weather events around the world, there was growing sense of urgency for action at COP23, particularly from the small island states and developing countries looking to focus more attention on climate change adaptation. As such, S&P Global Ratings’ produced a report “COP23: Two Degrees, With Separation” examining the nationally …

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Banking Commission’s Olivier Paul on trade finance priorities in World Commerce Review

In the Winter edition of World Commerce Review, Olivier Paul, Head of Policy at ICC Banking Commission, examines some of the key changes and challenges facing trade finance – including digitalisation, compliance and regulatory requirements, and the entry of new players into the industry, for example – and the various efforts underway to help foster …

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Deutsche Bank’s latest whitepaper makes the case for implementing SWIFT gpi

After a successful year-long trial period, the financial services industry must work together to embrace the live operational mode of SWIFT’s global payments innovation (gpi) – and ensure it becomes the new payment standard for correspondent banking. This rallying call comes from Deutsche Bank’s new whitepaper, “SWIFT gpi: time for action”. As of today, 120+ …

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Natixis’ Emmanuel Issanchou speaks to Global Capital on European cat bond market

Last month the UK government passed a law allowing the creation of insurance-linked security (ILS) vehicles, paving the way for the first ever transaction for the country’s catastrophe bond market. In an article for Global Capital, Emmanuel Issanchou, Global Head of Structured Credit and Solutions, discusses Natixis’ latest placement €90m deal with French mutual insurance …

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Crown Agents Bank’s Duarte Pedreira cited on emerging-market trade finance in Euromoney

The problem of unfinanced trade is nothing new in Africa. In an article for Euromoney, Duarte Pedreira, Head of Trade Finance at Crown Agents Bank, warns that the “real issue” underlying the African trade finance gap is that “Banks are moving more and more towards financing the same counterparties, which is creating concentration risk. Whilst …

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Natixis’ expansion of M&A model examined in Global Capital

Natixis has expanded its multi-boutique M&A model, in turn gaining an advantage over its domestic rivals, a recent Global Capital article reports. The article highlights the M&A’s business rapid growth, from earning less than €5 million in 2012 before expanding to €100 million in 2016, and potentially €120 million in 2017. In addition, the article …

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Natixis’ Simon Eedle discusses the bank’s regional operations in Banker Middle East

In an exclusive interview with Banker Middle East, Simon Eedle, Regional Head, Middle East at Natixis, discusses what he sees at Natixis’ role in the region in the years to come. Since 1998, Natixis has maintained a strong growth in the Middle East, first establishing a presence in Dubai where the bank’s business was based …

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Falcon Fine Art’s Guy Vaissière discusses the rise of art-lending in E-Private Client

As the global art market has expanded, so has the financial sector that lends against it. In fact, today there is an increasing number of collectors across the world opting to leverage their art to gain liquidity for other investments, as well as to expand their collection. For E-Private Client, Guy Vaissière, Business Development Manager …

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UniCredit’s Adeline de Metz and Raphael Barisaac on how transaction bank adaptations will benefit corporates in Global Banking and Finance Review

With the global trade environment changing, transaction banks are responding by driving internal efficiencies, expanding their digital offerings, and reconfiguring their client service models. Raphael Barisaac and Adeline de Metz, Global Co-Heads of Trade Finance at UniCredit write in in Global Banking & Finance Review that amidst all this change, the outlook for corporates is …

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Commerzbank’s Ruediger Geis remains optimistic for world trade in Euromoney

Euromoney‘s latest edition has cited Ruediger Geis, Head Product Management Trade at Commerzbank, in an article accompanying the magazine’s 2018 Trade Finance Survey. The feature focuses on addressing the “gaps” in global trade finance – the considerable amount of trade that remains unfinanced around the world. “We should all be looking for ways to fill these gaps …

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