Tag: Emerging Markets

Crown Agents Bank appoints new Head of Global Markets

In its latest move, Crown Agents Bank has appointed David Bee in the newly created role as Head of Global Markets. David joins from Lloyds Banking Group, where he served as Head of Offshore Financial Markets & Institutional FX Sales. He has previously held senior positions at Citi, Deutsche Bank, and Standard Chartered. “It’s exciting …

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Can Ethiopia and Kenya help build a closer regional neighbourhood? Commerzbank’s Christian Toben writes for Banker Africa

The countries of East Africa – led by Kenya and Ethiopia – need to integrate. In an article for Banker Africa, Commerzbank’s regional head argues that they can do so by investing in transport, energy and customs infrastructure.

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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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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Crown Agents Bank’s new foreign exchange trading platform covered in the specialist press

EMpowerFX provides clients with direct access to real time quotes for well in excess of 500 emerging and developed-market currency pairs. The platform’s launch was covered across the specialist financial and foreign exchange press, including FX-Week, Forex News, Treasury Today, Profit & Loss, COVER South Africa, Institutional Asset Manager, Modern Ghana, FTSE Global Markets, Global Banking and Finance Review, Banking Technology, and Caribbean News Now.

UniCredit’s Thomas Dusch and Harald Schwendtner on trade finance in emerging markets in ICC Germany Magazine

Despite sluggish global trade, an increasing number of European corporates looking to expand their operations internationally is driving demand for trade finance. The best opportunities for growth are in high-potential emerging markets in Asia and Africa, yet volatility and risk, along with dense regulatory and compliance procedures, pose significant challenges. In order to meet these …

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Digitalization and collaboration can address rising risk in the emerging markets, says UniCredit’s Katharina Michael in International Trade Magazine

Substantial shifts in global trade flows have led to increased volatility and risk for corporates trading in the emerging markets, says Katharina Michael, Head of Trade Finance Sales Germany at UniCredit in International Trade Magazine. Collaboration and digitalization are therefore crucial to helping banks meet the growing demand for risk mitigation in these regions and …

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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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