Natixis’ Danone report makes waves

Pierre Tegner’s report on Danone discusses the unsustainability of Danone’s current structure, and concludes that if Danone is to avoid the risk of a takeover bid then cultural and managerial changes are needed to achieve a far-reaching recovery in EPS, ROIC and its risk profile, and to strengthen shareholder confidence. The report examines all angles, including the likely roles of PepsiCo and Nestle, or even a consortium, if a takeover bid were to occur.

Through Moorgate’s efforts, the report has been picked up by the Wall Street Journal, Reuters and the Financial Times.

PPPs the way forward for Ireland, writes Natixis in Partnerships Bulletin

In an article for Partnerships Bulletin, Natixis’ Kwong-Wing Law – regional head for Global Infrastructure and Projects – explores Ireland’s notable progress in the debt capital markets, which has led to a significant rise in international investor confidence in the country’s infrastructure and PPP sector. Indeed, a milestone for Ireland’s recovery in the infrastructure sector has been the recent closing of the N17/N18 motorway project – a 57km standard dual-carriageway route between Gort and Tuam.

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Commerzbank explores ways of enhancing cash management in Global Banking & Finance Review

Faced with liquidity constraints, interest rates at record lows, new regulations and shifting trade corridors, achieving true cash optimisation in the current financial landscape can be a challenge. In Global Banking & Finance Review, Frank-Oliver Wolf, Global Head of Cash Management and International Business, Commerzbank, explains how the most effective cash management strategies are based on five key pillars: reducing complexity, improving liquidity, overcoming borders, optimising interest and enhancing transparency.

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Deutsche Bank’s Andrew Reid discusses the SEPA deadline and beyond in Euromoney

With a six month extension beyond the original cut-off, and the years previous spent preparing and finalising the regulations, SEPA has been a long time coming. As we come up fast on the final deadline for corporates to be compliant with the Single Euro Payments Area regulations,  Andrew Reid, managing director and co-head of corporate cash management, EMEA, at Deutsche Bank, explains to Euromoney how it heralds a chance for wider harmonisation and control.

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Nuveen Asset Management ramps up its LDI capabilities with PFaroe

RiskFirst released the news that the latest client to adopt its innovative technology, PFaroe was Nuveen Asset Management. The US firm will use PFaroe to craft and deliver customized investment strategies to institutional clients as it ramps up its LDI capabilities in anticipation of a $1 trillion move from equities to long duration bonds over the next five years.

The news was covered by:, and Reference Data Review

World Finance interviews Falcon chair on the rise of alternative financiers

Addressing the rise and success of alternative financiers, as well as the impact of regulation and the increasing strength of traditional banks, Kamel Alzarka talks to World Finance’s Jenny Hammond for a feature on Falcon Group. In addition to discussing the benefits of alternative financing, the interview also addresses attitudes towards alternative financing, and how it is time to shake off any association with “shadow banking”.

Kamel interview with World Finance

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The A-Team Group covers RiskFirst’s expanding footprint in the US

An article published by, covers RiskFirst’s US drive and why new clients, such as Rocaton Investment Advisors and Nuveen Asset Management, are using the fintech company’s risk analytics platform, PFaroe.

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