Commerzbank Global Head of Cash Management: China opens up for European mid-caps

In a Viewpoint article for The Asset, Frank-Oliver Wolf, Global Head of Cash Management and International Business at Commerzbank, writes how China is now opening up for European mid-cap corporates, which, unlike more established multinationals, have often struggled to get to grips with local trading differences and regulation – especially regarding settlement in, and movement of, the renminbi (RMB).  Yet, Wolf explains, the landscape is changing and, as the RMB’s internationalisation gathers pace, China is looking an increasing attractive option for a wider range of businesses.

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RiskFirst MD, Matthew Seymour, explains how trustees can protect their data in Engaged Investor

In a Trustee Briefing for Engaged Investor, Matthew Seymour explains what trustees should be asking of their risk analytics providers in order to ensure their data remains confidential.

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Natixis acts as a MLA bookrunner for Gunvor Group’s $900 million Credit Facility

Natixis is one of eight global banks to act as bookrunner for Gunvor Group’s €900 million credit facility. The closing of the deal demonstrates Natixis’ growing presence on the global stage as a leading financial arranger and bookrunner.

Following Moorgate’s outreach, the news was picked up by Reuters, Yahoo Finance, TXF, FTSE Global Markets, Global Capital, Bloomberg wires, Loans Radar, Global Trade Review, Institutional Asset Managerand Platts Commodity News.

Commerzbank makes its BPO debut

Following intensive preparations, Commerzbank has successfully processed the first two live transactions supported by a Bank Payment Obligation (BPO), one for a German SME and one for an international group based in Belgium.  The news highlights the growing importance of the BPO in international trade, but also that the instrument is still in its formative stages in Europe.

Following Moorgate’s outreach, the news was picked up by: gtnews, FTSE Global Markets, Finextra, The Asset, TMI, TXF, FX-MM, Trade FinanceTrf News, TFR, Global Banking & Finance Review and Financial IT.

BNY Mellon talks cash management in GB&FR

As market volatility continues, low interest rates persist and margins remain under pressure, effective cash management is more important than ever. In Global Banking & Finance Review, Dhiru Tanna, EMEA Sales Officer, BNY Mellon Treasury Services, describes how striking the right balance between mitigating emerging risks while capturing new opportunities – all without hindering liquidity – is vital to achieving real cash optimisation.

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Falcon swoops for art loan market

Falcon Fine Art launches with cocktail reception at the top of the Gherkin. Unlike other offerings, FFA is not interested in selling art, nor in managing collections. Antiques Trade Gazette reports.

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Jens Mikolajczak explores the post-SEPA landscape in TFR

Deutsche Bank’s Jens Mikolajczak discusses the implications of reaching the final SEPA deadline – and how, using the SEPA foundations, corporates can turn the necessary costs into extended benefits going forward.

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