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S&P Global Ratings’ Michael Wilkins tells Partnerships Bulletin that standardisation is crucial with the emergence of new green financing instruments

In 2016, green bond issuance doubled to US$82.6 billion from 2015 levels, and this year, S&P Global Ratings expects that the green bond market will reach the milestone of over US$100 billion of issuance worldwide in a single year. However, investment of some US$90 trillion is needed over the next 15 years to achieve global …

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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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RiskFirst case study looks at how NEPC uses PFaroe to provide innovative and tailored solutions

NEPC is one of the industry’s largest independent, full-service investment consulting firms, serving 347 clients with total assets of over US$920 billion. The firm has thought-leadership and innovation at its core, and was one of the very first industry adopters of LDI solutions. RiskFirst’s latest case study looks at NEPC’s adoption of its risk management …

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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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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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Crown Agents Bank’s Richard Jones and Doug MacLennan talk compliance and commitment in Global Risk Regulator

Legislation designed to clamp down on financial crime is growing worldwide, but compliance with stricter regulation is expensive. In an interview with Global Risk Regulator – the Financial Times publication specialising in financial regulation – Richard Jones, CEO of Crown Agents Bank, and Doug MacLennan, Crown Agents Bank’s director and chief risk officer, offer their …

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iGTB’s Tapan Agarwal discusses the key factors required for a robust risk management strategy in Global Banking & Finance Review

The banking industry has traditionally relied on regulators to determine how risk should be managed but times have changed – and dramatically so – says Tapan Agarwal, Risk Product Council Chair at iGTB, in Global Banking & Finance Review. Agarwal discusses the weight of responsibility now placed on banks, and the key factors required for …

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iGTB’s Tapan Agarwal in Global Banking and Finance Review on tailored, data-driven approaches to risk management

Tapan Agarwal, Risk Product Council Chair at iGTB, has been featured in Global Banking and Finance Review where he discussed how technology can help banks manage their risks more realistically and remain open for business. Although the banking industry is traditionally risk-averse, Agarwal questioned whether some banks are being too rigid in their approach to …

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