Olivier Perquel speaks to Bloomberg on why Natixis has had a “good” start to 2015

In a Bloomberg interview with Olivier Perquel, Natixis’ Global Head of Financing and Global Markets, Perquel discusses Natixis’ success in expanding as an international corporate and investment bank. While some larger rivals retreat, Natixis’ sights are clearly to increase its presence internationally, and with 17 percent of revenue from capital markets last year, the firm targets annual sales from its main businesses to exceed 8 billion euros by 2017.

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Model Bank Award win for BNY Mellon

BNY Mellon has been awarded the Legacy and Ecosystems Transformation Model Bank Award by Celent – a global research and advisory firm for the financial services industry – for its new global payments infrastructure. Designed to ultimately process payments company-wide on a single platform (regardless of currency, value, initiation method, settlement mechanism or geographic location) the initiative delivers enhanced efficiency, reliability, transparency and cash management oversight. A platform that is easily adaptable, this solution enables BNY Mellon – and BNY Mellon’s clients – to be nimble in responding to the inevitable market changes in the rapidly-evolving payments space.

Gareth Lodge, Senior Analyst at Celent, said: “The judges were impressed by the use of payment services hub technology at BNY Mellon to deliver such an important strategic initiative. Furthermore, the bank chose to build the right infrastructure for the future. This approach not only allows the bank to roll out new countries and currencies significantly quicker and more efficiently than before, it allows new services to be rolled out globally with minimal changes to the new infrastructure.”

Following Moorgate’s outreach, BNY Mellon’s win was published in TMI, Global Banking & Finance Review and bobsguide

Five key elements will drive the growth of sustainable trade, says new Commerzbank report

sus trade coverA new report released by Commerzbank, titled “Five drivers of sustainable trade: understanding the magnitude of change”, suggests that while sustainable trade is still in its infancy, it is an area that will grow in the years to come if substantial obstacles can be overcome.

The report, which looks at how the future of sustainable global trade will be shaped over the next 10-15 years, pinpoints five key drivers: 1) Regulatory competition and protectionism; 2) New patterns of global demand; 3) Trends in supply chains; 4) Alliances, standards and labels; and 5) innovative finance the role of the banks.

With the launch of the report, Commerzbank sets out to bring clarity to the topic of sustainable trade, given that there is currently wide divergence on what a sustainable approach to international trade should constitute. As such, this lack of clarity will constrain corporate commitment and action to some extent, and will almost certainly create challenges for governments wanting to put in place coherent, relevant regulation.

Following outreach by Moorgate, the following publications covered the report’s findings: GTR, TMI, gtnews, TFR, TXFTrade Finance and Global Banking & Finance Review

BNY Mellon explores the transforming payments space in Die Bank

The payments business is being radically reshaped, and a collection of different market forces will usher in a new era of payments by 2020. In Die Bank, Daniela Eder, Product Line Manager, Non-US Dollar Services, Treasury Services at BNY Mellon, examines these developments and explains how banks’ success in the transforming payments world hinges on implementing a strategy that has client needs at its core.

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BNY Mellon’s Rajai Ayyash cited in EMEA Finance’s Bahrain feature

EMEA Finance puts Bahrain under the spotlight in its latest edition, exploring how the country’s financial institutions have helped to create a global framework, the difficulty of enforcing standards and the barriers to growth that remain. As part of the feature, BNY Mellon’s country manager for Bahrain, Rajai Ayyash, explains how the increased cost of doing business in Dubai and the relative lack of local workers with the right skills could yet work to Bahrain’s advantage.

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iGTB reveals that Middle East banks believe they will increase their transaction banking revenues by at least 25%

iGTB’s inaugural annual Middle East Client Advisory Event in Dubai drew together industry thought leaders and senior level bankers. At the conference – centred around “The decade of Transaction Banking: What share of this half a trillion dollar market will Middle Eastern Banks catch?” – a survey of attendees revealed that 62% anticipate growth in the region’s share of the transaction banking market of 25% or greater by 2025, with 34% expecting 50% growth.

The attendees unanimously agreed that such success will hinge on the adoption of innovative technology. Following Moorgate outreach, the event and survey were covered by Cash & TradeTreasury InsiderFTSE Global MarketsGlobal Banking and Finance ReviewBanking TechnologyCPI FinancialTrade ArabiaZawya (Thomson Reuters)Gtnews and CNBC MoneyControl.

The full press release can be read here.

BNY Mellon appoints new APAC head

goldstein-arnonBNY Mellon has appointed Arnon Goldstein as Head of Sales & Relationship Management, Treasury Services, for Asia Pacific. Goldstein brings over 18 years of industry and regional experience to the role, having served in a series of increasingly responsible transaction banking and client relationship management positions in New York, Shanghai and Singapore. He is also a member of Bankers Association for Finance and Trade (BAFT) and serves on the organization’s Asia Pacific Council.

Following Moorgate’s outreach, the announcement was published by TMI, TFR, Finextra, TXF, bobsguide, GTR, Global Banking & Finance Review, FX-MM, FX WeekTrade Financecity a.m. and EMEA Finance  

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