S&P Global Ratings has published its inaugural edition of U.S Corporate Insights – answering the questions on investors’ mind regarding the latest corporate credit trends, such as: how are looming trade wars and higher debt levels affecting appetite? And, as we near the latter stages of the credit cycle, is the current state of play one of peak, plateau, or peril?
The edition also provides sector views from S&P Global Ratings analysts on oil and gas, autos, real estate, and media and telecoms.
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S&P Global Ratings has published its latest edition of Infrastructure Finance Outlook – the quarterly newsletter reviewing the global infrastructure sectors’ key new stories.
Focusing on the rise of political and regulatory risk across the world, this quarter’s Infrastructure Finance Outlook provides global insights from S&P Global analysts on topics including: Brexit’s role in shaping the future of air travel between the U.K. and E.U; whether India can close its infrastructure gap; the path for multilateral lenders looking to increase their engagement with the private sector; as well as the growing importance of ESG factors for infrastructure investment.
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Of the private capital multilateral lenders have mobilised, only 3% has been invested in low-income countries. This is according to new research by S&P Global Ratings.
The lacking capital is due to the higher underlying investment risks in emerging markets – such as political and regulatory uncertainty, currency exchange risks, and policies that are less clearly defined. S&P Global Ratings believes that a combination of credit enhancements and private-sector catalysation could help to offset the financing gap.
Following Moorgate’s outreach, the news was covered by Infrastructure Investor. To read the full article, click here (please note that the article is behind a paywall)
In what marks its first international expansion move, Chicago-based RedRidge Diligence Services – provider of due diligence services to investors and lenders – has opened a new office in London.
Former RBS banker Andrew Robbins has been appointed Director as the company looks to grow its European footprint. With over 20 years’ experience in the industry, Robbins will be responsible for developing RedRidge’s diligence offering as it expands outside the US.
Following Moorgate’s outreach, the news was covered by: City AM, Global Banking and Finance Review, Private Equity Wire, Institutional Asset Manager, ABL Advisor, Business Money, Trade Finance, TXF, and Fintech Finance.
Natixis has joined a new venture, komgo SA, a blockchain platform set to digitalise the trade and commodities finance sector. The venture, founded by Natixis and 14 of the world’s other largest institutions, aims to build an innovative, open and efficient network within commodity trading, optimising the flow of physical commodity operations.
The platform will be developed in partnership with ConsenSys, the largest formation of technologists and entrepreneurs building applications, infrastructure, and solutions on the Ethereum network.
The news was covered by the Financial Times, Bloomberg, Reuters, TXF, Fintech Futures, Coin Telegraph, Block Tribune, Ledger Insights, Coin Rivet, Finextra, Coindesk, Bitcoin Magazine, Crypto Vest, ETH News
Natixis has appointed Emmanuel Verhoosel as Natixis’ new Global Head of Real Estate & Hospitality for Corporate & Investment Banking.
The appointment aligns within Natixis’ New Dimension strategic plan and its aim to become a “go-to” bank for the sector in Corporate Investment Banking. Emmanuel will report to Olivier Delay, Global Head of Real Assets, and will be based in Paris.
The news was covered in IFR, Global Banking and Finance Review, Real Estate Finance & Investment, Property EU.
The Bridging North America General Partnership (BNA) is set to build a 2.5 km bridge connecting Canada and the United States over the Detroit River. S&P Global Ratings recently assigned a preliminary ‘A-‘ rating to the US$350.9 million in medium to long-term bonds that will help to finance the crossing, known as the Gordie Howe International Bridge.
Following Moorgate’s research, Construction Dive, InfraPPPWorld, IJGlobal, InfraNews, and Partnerships Bulletin covered the news.
Crown Agents Bank has appointed Susanne Chishti to its board as a non-executive director. Susanne brings more than 20 years of financial expertise, with experience that draws on previous senior positions held at Morgan Stanley, Lloyds Banking Group and Deutsche Bank. In 2014, Chishti founded FINTECH Circle – a global fintech community which enables emerging financial technology firms to expand their businesses and provides educational courses via the FINTECH Circle Institute and the bestselling FINTECH Book Series. Chishti’s knowledge and influence in the global fintech space will support Crown Agents Bank in becoming an agile, digital transaction bank for emerging markets.
“My role is to provide solutions – by connecting Crown Agents Bank with the best fintech providers in the market, we can utilise the latest technologies and business models to meet our clients’ needs,” explains Chishti.
News of the appointment was covered by Global Banking & Finance Review, Private Equity Wire, Specialist Banking, TXF, Financial IT and Fintech Insight.
A recent Infrastructure Investor article assessing investment opportunities in Latin America featured S&P Global Ratings’ research into the development of Colombia’s road network. The rating agency believes that the 4G road network, which began development in 2013, has made “significant progress under the current administration”.
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As the appetite for foreign direct investment (FDI) in Africa intensifies, currency illiquidity and volatility stand as potential barriers to growth. In an article for The Global Treasurer, David Bee, Head of Global Markets at Crown Agents Bank, explores how new, innovative technologies – such as EMpowerFX – can begin to offset Africa’s currency concerns.
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