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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.



Crown Agents Bank’s trade finance appointments covered in the specialist press

Crown Agents Bank has added two new Vice Presidents to its trade finance department. Kenton Hartwell brings 25 years of trade finance experience to Crown Agents Bank, and will focus on originating trade finance from exporters/beneficiaries and from the secondary market. He most recently held senior positions in the structured trade & commodity finance department …

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Richard Jones and Duarte Pedreira of Crown Agents Bank discuss emerging-market risks in The Banker

Faced with the regulatory compliance costs of high-risk jurisdictions, many banks have taken the derisking route – cutting down correspondent networks and retreating from certain markets. In the latest edition of The Banker, Richard Jones, CEO of Crown Agents Bank and Duarte Pedreira, the bank’s head of trade finance, offer their insights into the causes …

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Crown Agents Bank addresses the issue of risk-based approaches to AML in Payments Compliance

Taking a risk-based approach to facilitating international financial flows forms a key part of complying with anti-money laundering (AML) regulation – itself essential to combating financial crime. But is maintaining such an approach becoming too costly and complex for international banks? Richard Jones, CEO of Crown Agents Bank, offers his perspectives to specialist magazine, Payments Compliance. In …

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New appointments at Crown Agents Bank reported in the specialist press

Rory Hanly is the new Group Chief Operating Officer of the Crown Agents Bank Group, overseeing both Crown Agents Bank and its investment management arm, Crown Agents Investment Management. Hanly will refine the bank’s core operating processes, systems and procedures, with combined responsibility for operations and IT, ensuring effective collaboration across the bank, including business …

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Crown Agents Bank’s Duarte Pedreira cited on the impact of banks’ de-risking in MoneyWeb

Duarte Pedreira, head of trade finance at Crown Agents Bank Banks, offers his insights on the impact of banks’ de-risking efforts on trade finance in leading South African finance magazine, MoneyWeb. In the article, ‘Bank de-risking to affect foreign currency transactions, trade finance’, he explains that as international banks have become more risk-averse, in order to …

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As the regulatory bar rises, Crown Agents Bank’s Richard Jones looks for commitment to trade finance in Trade & Forfaiting Review

In an article for leading publication, Trade & Forfaiting Review, Richard Jones, CEO of Crown Agents Bank, explains that a strong commitment to trade finance in developing economies – combined with adequate investment in due diligence – can help mitigate the unintended consequences of regulatory compliance. The article, ‘Counting the Cost’, stresses that new regulatory …

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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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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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Risk climates of the Caribbean: Crown Agents Bank stays the course, according to Payments Compliance

Offering an update to an article in Payments Compliance – provider of regulatory, legal and compliance information and news – the CEO of Crown Agents Bank, Richard Jones, affirms that the bank is bucking the recent trend of de-risking in the Caribbean. The Caribbean has borne the brunt of banks’ retrenchment worldwide. Financial institutions in the region …

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