Dominic Broom of ICC Banking Commission and BNY Mellon discusses Asian trade in Global Banking and Finance

In a recent article in Global Banking and Finance Review, Dominic Broom, member of ICC Banking Commission’s Executive Committee, and Global Head of Trade Business Development at BNY Mellon, discusses the changes to trade occurring across Asia. The article provides a preview of one of the discussions that will take place at the ICC Banking …

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S&P Global Ratings’ Michael Ferguson tells Downstream Today that the outlook for America’s nuclear assets remains bleak

Given its high operating costs and diminishing competitiveness, America’s nuclear sector is suffering from economic strain. With their long-term profitability at risk, some nuclear assets have been decommissioned ahead of schedule, while others are on the verge of closure. In a feature for Downstream Today, S&P Global Ratings’ Michael Ferguson offers his verdict on the …

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Linking up to the blockchain: Commerzbank’s Gerhard Schipp looks for banking collaboration in an article for TradeReady

Blockchain is not just for Bitcoin. In article for the TradeReady blog, Gerhard Schipp, Commerzbank’s Head of Product Management Trade & Supply Chain Finance, explains that distributed ledger technology could enhance the efficiency, transparency and security of cross-border trade transactions. He notes that applying blockchain to trade could also allow banks comprehensive, real-time overviews of …

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BNY Mellon’s Bana Akkad Azhari discusses how banks are working together for an enhanced payment experience in FX-MM

Fintech innovation is transforming the payments landscape, and as technology continues to evolve, the need to enhance the cross-border payment experience is becoming ever more evident. Indeed, the existing infrastructures in place are far from optimal. Typically taking three-to-five days to settle, cross- border payments are falling short of modern-day expectations. Writing for FX-MM, BNY …

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Panel hosted by S&P Global Ratings and the 2° Investing Initiative is covered by the specialist press

Recent research by the 2° Investing Initiative and The Generation Foundation claims that analysts and investors with a short-term focus may overlook risk to the long-term viability of companies, especially since the value of institutional investors’ portfolios is mostly based on cash flows beyond five years. The ways in which long-term risk analysis has grown …

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Lockton adopts RiskFirst’s PFaroe to meet pension plans’ demand for holistic analytics

Lockton – a global provider of risk management, employee benefits, and retirement consulting services – has adopted RiskFirst’s real-time risk analytics platform, PFaroe, to analyze clients’ pension plans and optimize assets and liabilities to strategically manage plan risk. Furthermore, Pam Devling, Vice President and Consulting Actuary at Lockton says: “Pension plan sponsors have been underserved …

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BNY Mellon’s Diego Ortellado discusses how Latin American banks can leverage new digital opportunities by engaging with fintechs

Fintech is triggering a monumental shift in the payments space, bringing new capabilities that are enhancing the transaction experience and fuelling client expectations for better, faster and more innovative solutions. Yet, while fintech start-ups have been able to make a mark in the retail business, successfully launching innovative solutions on the corporate side – where …

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Satago describes how on-demand business finance is supporting SMEs in Global Banking & Finance Review

The increasing convenience of modern living is driving expectations for 24-hour, instant access across many aspects of their personal and business lives. Yet, the financial services industry has had difficulties keeping up with demand from companies, including SMEs, which are looking for more efficient solutions. Writing for Global Banking & Finance Review, Satago’s CEO, Steven …

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ICC Banking Commission’s Olivier Paul discusses trade finance as an investment in GTNews

Among bankers, trade finance has been known as an attractive low-risk asset class for decades, yet it has been less obvious to institutional investors. Olivier Paul, Head of Policy at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Banking Commission explains how this is now changing. Indeed, there are significant opportunities to increase uptake of trade finance …

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S&P Global Ratings’ upgraded rating for Newcastle-Upon-Tyne hospital debt is covered in the specialist press

S&P Global Ratings has raised its rating from ‘BB-’ to ‘BB+’ on the senior-secured debt issued by Healthcare Support (Newcastle) Finance Plc. – the UK-based special purpose vehicle that is funding and designing two new facilities at the Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The debt, comprising a £115 million senior secured European Investment Bank loan …

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