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02
Mar
2021
Property investment mutual funds (OPCIs): how they work, and their strengths and outlook on the Moroccan market
Morocco officially launched its property investment mutual funds (OPCIs) on 11 June 2019 at a conference organised by...
Market Perspectives
Morocco officially launched its property investment mutual funds (OPCIs) on 11 June 2019 at a conference organised by the Ministry of Economy and Finance.
Property investment mutual funds (OPCIs): how they work, and their strengths and outlook on the Moroccan market
04
Feb
2021
Alternative Investment Vehicles in Luxembourg: Which Way Forward?
Which way forward?
04
Feb
2021
Collateral management in a Target2Securities (T2S) Landscape
04
Feb
2021
Complementary or competitive? The role of payments market infrastructures and correspondent banks in instant international payments
Instant payment services are being developed by payment market infrastructures (PMIs) all over the world. Banks also see...
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Instant payment services are being developed by payment market infrastructures (PMIs) all over the world. Banks also see real-time services from PMIs as an opportunity to develop new products. The benefits these domestic instant payments systems bring will also be felt in cross-border payments once the systems start to inter-operate.
Complementary or competitive? The role of payments market infrastructures and correspondent banks in instant international payments
04
Feb
2021
Cross-border Distribution: Getting the Basics Right
Europe’s fund management industry has seen spectacular growth over the last two decades, with assets having accumulated...
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Europe’s fund management industry has seen spectacular growth over the last two decades, with assets having accumulated eight-fold since 1996. Capital invested in UCITS and AIFs (Alternative Investment Funds), the two leading EU fund structures, now stands at 14.1 trillion euros.
Cross-border Distribution: Getting the Basics Right
04
Feb
2021
De-risking in trade finance – time to act
December 2017 As financial authorities express concern about de-risking in correspondent banking, a similar...
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December 2017 As financial authorities express concern about de-risking in correspondent banking, a similar phenomenon is emerging in trade finance, driven by the high costs of KYC compliance. There is a danger that some banks in some regions, such as Africa, will have difficulty connecting to the trade finance world. Banks need to collaborate to help...
De-risking in trade finance – time to act
04
Feb
2021
FinTechs: A Disruption or a Makeover?
By Olivier Renault, Managing Director of Societe Generale Bank & Trust, in charge of Securities Services and Country...
Market Perspectives
By Olivier Renault, Managing Director of Societe Generale Bank & Trust, in charge of Securities Services and Country Manager SGSS
FinTechs: A Disruption or a Makeover?
04
Feb
2021
Fraud and cyber high alert: the new normal?
Cyber security is top of mind for industry executives, as high-profile security breaches continue to reverberate....
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Cyber security is top of mind for industry executives, as high-profile security breaches continue to reverberate. SWIFT’s Customer Security Programme (CSP) has mobilised its members to take decisive action. What benefits are being gained from such collaboration? In an industry where robust safeguards at one institution can be undermined by weak security at...
Fraud and cyber high alert: the new normal?
04
Feb
2021
If correspondent banking is not the future – what is?
At regular intervals the long-term survival of the current correspondent banking model is questioned. Whilst initiatives...
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At regular intervals the long-term survival of the current correspondent banking model is questioned. Whilst initiatives like SWIFTgpi improve the speed, transparency and traceability of cross-border payments and non-banks offer alternative payment services, they still rely on the underlying settlement mechanism of nostro-vostro accounts held by correspondent...
If correspondent banking is not the future – what is?
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