BNY Mellon’s Cihat Takunyaci and Margaret Guevara explore the opportunities that could be leveraged through a strong Turkey-Mexico trading relationship

Trade between Turkey and Mexico is gathering momentum, increasing 15 fold between 1999 and 2015. Writing, in Cash and Trade, Cihat Takunyaci, BNY Mellon’s Country Manager for Turkey, and Margaret Guevara, BNY Mellon’s Head of Sales and Relationship Management, suggest the full potential of Turkey-Mexico trading opportunities is yet to be realised. Trading potential in industries …

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BNY Mellon features in Euromoney article on the changing face of transaction banking and the surge in banking alliances

Correspondent banking is a crucial facilitator for international trade, yet due to a number of factors – including compliance demands, many banks are being forced to withdraw from some of their correspondent banking relationships. In Euromoney, BNY Mellon’s Dominic Broom (Head of Treasury Services EMEA) explains how correspondent banking has moved towards selective specialism, with non-compete local-global bank alliances …

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S&P Global Ratings’ Michael Wilkins tells Environmental Finance that the Green Bond Evaluation will be released in ‘early 2017’

After S&P Global Ratings released a proposal for assessing green bonds in September 2016, Michael Wilkins, Head of Environmental and Climate Risk Research, tells Environmental Finance that the new and improved Green Bond Evaluation will be released in the first quarter of 2017. The evaluation tool is now the product of an extensive consultation period, …

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S&P Global Rating’s Michael Wilkins tells the ICC what should be accomplished at COP22

Since the UN’s Paris Agreement was made in December of 2015, significant progress has been made towards raising the financing required to achieve its goal of restricting global temperature rises to under 2 degrees from pre-industrial levels. However, in an article for the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), S&P Global Ratings’ Head of Environmental and …

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S&P Global Ratings assesses the scaling up of climate finance a year after Paris

In a new report released at the 22nd annual UN Climate Change Summit (COP22) in Marrakesh, S&P Global Ratings reflects on the climate financing that has been achieved since the Paris Agreement in December 2015, and what more will be required to meet the Agreement’s aim of reducing global temperature rises. The comprehensive report shows that …

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iGTB’s Justin Silsbury discusses the landscape for liquidity after Basel III in Global Banking and Finance Review

Global Banking and Finance Review has featured an article by Justin Silsbury, Liquidity Consultant at iGTB, on how the landscape for liquidity is changing for both banks and corporates after the introduction of Basel III regulations. Basel III has resulted in seismic shifts in cash and liquidity management, Silsbury argues, with banks being forced to reassess …

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ICC UK’s Sir Mike Rake discussing Brexit on the BBC Radio 4 Today Programme

Sir Mike Rake, Chair of ICC United Kingdom, appeared early this morning on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme. Interviewed by presenters John Humphrys and Sarah Montague, Sir Mike was first questioned on broadband investment and connectivity, and proceeded to discuss the importance of transitional arrangements and being “intensely practical” while the UK negotiates trade agreements …

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CAB’s newly appointed Duarte Pedreira and Colin Westlake are leading the charge in emerging markets

Crown Agents Bank (CAB) has made two senior appointments as part of its strategy to become the leading trade and correspondent bank for emerging markets. The bank has appointed Duarte Pedreira as Head of Trade Finance to help invigorate a growing, bespoke trade finance service for emerging market clients, particularly in Africa and the Caribbean. Meanwhile, Colin Westlake has …

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Natixis’ Jean-Victor Demaison explains how FTSE Custom 150 index fills UK market void in Structured Retail Products

Following its collaboration with FTSE Russell earlier this year, Natixis has developed and licensed a new index that offers a degree of exposure more directly aligned to the UK economy; the FTSE Custom 150. In an interview with Structured Retail Products, Natixis’ head of equity solutions sales UK and Ireland, Jean-Victor Demaison, discusses the void …

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Paul Nolan and Simon Harris join Crown Agents Bank

Crown Agents Bank (CAB) has expanded its risk management efforts with two appointments in its credit risk and anti-money laundering (AML) departments. Paul Nolan has been hired as the bank’s money laundering reporting officer (MLRO) and head of the anti-financial crime team. He joins from Northern Trust, where he was head of anti-financial crime for …

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