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Appointment of Crown Agents Bank’s new CEO makes its mark on the specialist trade and financial press

Albert Maasland is taking up the reins at Crown Agents Bank and Crown Agents Investment Management. Having been non-executive director of the group, Maasland also brings experience from JP Morgan, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, Standard Chartered and Saxo Bank. FX-MM magazine and Trade & Export Finance covered news of the appointment.



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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Andrew England, iGTB, tells TFR that banks are sprucing up their legacy systems

In a 60 Second Interview with the October edition of TFR, iGTB’s Head of Strategy Andrew England says he sees the trade finance and cash management landscape broadening out as banks review whether they want to build or buy trade and cash solutions going forwards. Andrew talks about the challenges facing banks, having looked at …

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Specialist press cover Deutsche Bank’s trade finance hire of David Herbert

  Deutsche Bank has made a significant hire to its Trade Finance London team. David Herbert rejoins Deutsche Bank after five years with Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML), where he latterly headed the Western European Trade Sales team. David has over 30 years banking experience and spent the majority of his career in a …

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Digitalisation and the risk of ‘social engineering’ – Commerzbank warns of the new cybercrime in FX-MM

In an article for specialist magazine, FX-MM, Commerzbank’s cybercrime specialists in cash services find that in the digital age, it is often the human – rather than the computer – that is targeted by criminals in payment fraud. Digitalisation has greatly benefitted the corporate transaction environment. In addition to improving efficiency, digital systems have added …

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Smoothing UK-Argentina trade flows: Santander’s Mauricio Munguia & UKTI’s Tim Hanson talk to GB&FR

During a recent UKTI roadshow – aimed at encouraging an increase in exports to Latin America – Santander’s Latin America Desk Head, Mauricio Munguia, spoke to UKTI Country Officer for Argentina, Tim Hanson, about prospects in Argentina – as reported in Global Banking & Finance Review. More specifically, the discussion touched upon the new government, …

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Santander’s Mauricio Munguia discusses infrastructure opportunities in Infrastructure Investor

With 10 infrastructure initiatives in the pipeline for 2016-2018 – pegged at around US$4.1 billion of potential investment over the next year – Chile offers an abundance of public-private partnership (PPP) opportunities for companies across the world. Writing for Infrastructure Investor, Santander’s Latin America Desk Head, Mauricio Munguia, explores the private sector opportunities available to …

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Santander writes article for GT News on Chile’s exporting opportunities

Santander’s Head of Latin America Desk, Mauricio Munguia, has written a commentary in the recent edition of GT News on the variety of trade and investment opportunities presented by Chile, one of Latin America’s most globalised markets. A strong advocate of trade, Chile has signed agreements with 62 countries that give access to 85% of …

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Chile’s open for business as reported in FX-MM

The latest issue of FX-MM features an article by Santander’s Head of Latin America Desk, Mauricio Munguia, discussing the trade and investment opportunities presented by Chile, one of Latin America’s most developed countries. With the highest level of GDP per capita in the region, posting an average of 5% GDP growth over the last 30 …

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Santander’s 2016 Canning House Lecture covered by the press

The annual Canning House Lecture – sponsored by Santander – was delivered this year by H.E Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile. The event, as reported by various outlets, explored the investment opportunities available to British companies who may be considering exporting to the region. With a strong economy, sophisticated capital markets and a regime committed to …

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