RiskFirst has announced the appointment of Tarik Ben-Saud, who has been hired in an advisory capacity to support and accelerate the development of RiskFirst’s front office investment management capabilities, including the roll-out of its fixed income and LDI attribution application, PFaroeAttribution. Ben-Saud has 30 years’ investment management experience, including senior roles at Blackrock and Insight Investment.
BNY Mellon was recently named Best Transactional Bank for Financial Institutions in the Middle East by EMEA Finance magazine – an accolade that that has been published by the American Lebanese Chamber of Commerce. BNY Mellon was recognized for its commitment to providing exceptional client service, its strong banking relationships – on a non-compete basis – and its focus on enhancing the client experience.
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Following a milestone year for the credit rating agency’s sustainable finance team, IFR has named S&P Global Ratings as its “ESG Opinion Provider of the Year”. The award recognises S&P Global Ratings’ extensive work in the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) space this year, from the launch of its ESG Evaluation in April, to its recent acquisition of the ESG ratings business from award-winning ESG specialist RobecoSAM.
“For accelerating the push to standardise disparate ESG information, identify risk, and ultimately link it to the cost of debt, S&P Global Ratings is IFR’s ‘ESG Opinion Provider of the Year’,” said the publication.
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BPL Global has been crowned “Broking Firm of the Year” in Insurance Day’s 2019 London Market Awards. The specialist credit and political risk insurance broker came out on top of several of its larger competitors following another year of global expansion. Indeed, one judge described the broker as “one of the industry’s most highly regarded specialists”.
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BNY Mellon has won three awards in EMEA Finance magazine’s 2019 Treasury Services Awards, including retaining its title of “Best Transactional Bank for Financial Institutions in EMEA” for an astonishing tenth consecutive year. BNY Mellon was also named “Best Transactional Bank for Financial Institutions in the Middle East” and the provider of the “Best FX Services in EMEA” for its market-leading FX solution, SmartPaySM Global.
The awards were presented to BNY Mellon Treasury Services’s Bana Akkad Azhari, Head of Relationship Management MEA and CIS; Marcus Sehr, Head of Europe; and Ross Jones, Head of FX and Multicurrency Payment Product, at Sibos.
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S&P Global Ratings recently announced Pablo Lutereau as its new Head of Infrastructure and Project Finance in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region.
Following the news of his appointment, Mr. Lutereau said, “Infrastructure plays a critical role in EMEA’s economic growth and development in terms of social well-being. As such, I’m very pleased to start the next chapter of my S&P Global Ratings career within the dedicated EMEA team and look forward to building upon our 25-year history of assessing transactions in this market.”
Lutereau moves from S&P Global Ratings’ Buenos Aires office, where he was Head of Infrastructure & Utilities in Latin America. He will start his new role in January 2020 and will be based in Madrid.
BPL Global’s Chairman, Charles Berry, has been appointed as President of the Insurance Institute of London (IIL). Berry, who succeeds Nicolas Aubert, CEO, Willis Towers Watson GB, will serve in office for the 2019-20 term alongside new Deputy President Anthony Baldwin, CEO and Board Director, AIG UK.
Delivering his first presidential address at the IIL’s AGM on 30th September, Berry said: “It is a great honour to serve the Institute as President, but somewhat daunting as I have big shoes to fill.”
He continued: “My theme for the year – ‘Who do you act for?’ – stems from my belief that trust in financial markets depends on market professionals being transparent as to who they act for: buyer or seller; client or capital provider. I look forward to developing this theme during a year full of challenges, but also one promising opportunity for all.”
Following outreach by Moorgate, Berry’s appointment was covered by The Insurer, Insurance Business, Insurance Insider, Reinsurance News, Insurance Age, Credit Insurance News Digest, Intelligent Insurer and TXF.
BPL Global has brought reinsurance expertise in-house with the appointment of Gregory King-Underwood as Director and Head of Global Reinsurance and Portfolio Solutions.
Commenting on the appointment, James Esdaile, Managing Director, BPL Global said: “We are delighted to welcome Gregory to the BPL Global team, where he will be invaluable in informing our strategy at a time of rising synthetic securitisation and growing synergies between the CPRI and reinsurance markets.”
Following outreach by Moorgate, news of the appointment was covered by: Reinsurance News, Intelligent Insurer, Global Trade Review, Captive International, Captive Review, Structured Credit Investor, Finanznachrichten, Credit Insurance News Digest and TXF.
ExWorks Capital invited guests to celebrate the relocation of its London office to The Wells Fargo Building, 33 King William Street, London. The event took place on the building’s stunning roof terrace, where over 100 attendees, including journalists from TXF, TRF and Bridging and Commercial, were able to network against a spectacular backdrop.
The move to the new location is designed to help facilitate the continued growth of ExWorks and cater to the needs of its expanding client base.
S&P Global Ratings has published 2019’s first edition of Infrastructure Finance Outlook, its newsletter of key infrastructure and project finance-related research and ratings news.
In this edition, S&P Global Ratings considers global infrastructure investment trends, spanning China, the GCC and the Americas, along with the regulatory and political risk factors across these regions.
With global political uncertainties on the rise, infrastructure investors are even more focused on long-term sustainability. And, as environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations are rising to the fore of investment strategies, the credit rating agency dedicates this edition to providing greater insight to its newest offering, the ESG Evaluation.
Please see the full newsletter in PDF here.