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    Accelerated settlement – the move towards T+0

    One of the problems with securities settlement happening up to two days following the execution of the trade is the potential for operational and counterparty risk during that window.

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CASH MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY

SWIFT gpi: a progress report SWIFT gpi: a progress report

As SWIFT’s gpi initiative approaches its fifth anniversary, many of its original goals have been achieved since the 2017 launch while more recent fine tuning has enhanced the service. What’s next on the agenda? The flow team reports

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SECURITIES SERVICES, MACRO AND MARKETS

Pole position for growth Pole position for growth

The advent of the next generation of financial services products will build on new customer services originating from securities services, predicts Deutsche Bank’s Paul Maley. He also shares with flow’s Clarissa Dann his passion for iconic sports cars and the road from engineering to corporate banking

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DOSSIER COVID-19, MACRO AND MARKETS

Point of no return Point of no return

The slow progress of persuading employees back to the office after months of Covid-19 lockdowns and restrictions is accelerating, but the future of work post-pandemic will inevitably be different as more opt to work from home full-time or part-time. flow’s Graham Buck and Clarissa Dann report on a brave new world of work

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TRADE FINANCE

More Export credit insurance in crises

With Covid-19 having created the most wide-reaching dislocation of trade and supply chains since the global financial crisis, the role of export credit insurance is again under the spotlight. Vinco David and Jonathan Skovbro Steenberg of the Berne Union explain how their members have been increasing support for exporters and their financiers

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CASH MANAGEMENT, MACRO AND MARKETS

Extending in-house bank services in APAC Extending in-house bank services in APAC

In a webinar hosted by The Economist as part of its Global Treasury Leaders programme and supported by Deutsche Bank, two corporate treasurers shared on the special challenges that the region presents when setting up an in-house bank. flow reports

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CASH MANAGEMENT

CASH MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY

SWIFT gpi: a progress report SWIFT gpi: a progress report

As SWIFT’s gpi initiative approaches its fifth anniversary, many of its original goals have been achieved since the 2017 launch while more recent fine tuning has enhanced the service. What’s next on the agenda? The flow team reports

SWIFT gpi: a progress report More

CASH MANAGEMENT, FLOW CASE STUDY

Superior vision Superior vision

For Swiss multinational healthcare company F. Hoffman-La Roche AG – aka Roche – full visibility over available intraday bank transactions is essential for its treasury department in efficiently managing cash. flow reports on how working with Deutsche Bank enabled the team to develop an enhanced intra-day statement

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FLOW CASE STUDY, CASH MANAGEMENT

Bottling success Bottling success

Coca-Cola European Partners’ treasury team worked with Deutsche Bank to manage the FX and interest rate risk associated with the acquisition of Coca-Cola Amatil and the company’s subsequent transformation into Coca-Cola Europacific Partners. flow provides a summary of the deal

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TECHNOLOGY

Reimagining the future of payments

CASH MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY

Reimagining the future of payments

The pandemic has accelerated the pace of change over the past year and bank-led merchant solutions are among the responses to a huge shift in payment methods and the boost to e-commerce, reports Helen Sanders

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Token power

TECHNOLOGY, MACRO AND MARKETS, CASH MANAGEMENT

Token power

Despite its volatility, Bitcoin can no longer be ignored and one country has made it legal tender. Where does this leave corporate treasurers and investors – and the financial services industry? flow's Clarissa Dann reports on the prospect of a brave new tokenised world

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Building a future custody model

SECURITIES SERVICES, TECHNOLOGY

Building a future custody model

The investment landscape is embracing new technologies such as digital assets. Paul Maley, Head of Securities Services at Deutsche Bank, explains why the future of custody will require a co-existence of old and new technologies, how market structure for securities could change and the implications for clients

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DOSSIER COVID-19

DOSSIER COVID-19, MACRO AND MARKETS

Point of no return Point of no return

The slow progress of persuading employees back to the office after months of Covid-19 lockdowns and restrictions is accelerating, but the future of work post-pandemic will inevitably be different as more opt to work from home full-time or part-time. flow’s Graham Buck and Clarissa Dann report on a brave new world of work

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TRADE FINANCE, DOSSIER cOVID-19

Trade beyond Covid-19 Trade beyond Covid-19

As the world learns to live with Covid-19 and global trade flows pick themselves up again, will there be the cooperation needed to avert ongoing trade wars and support fragile supply chains? Rebecca Harding shares her findings

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COVID-19 DOSSIER

Covid-19 unmasked – living with the legacy Covid-19 unmasked – living with the legacy

More countries are relaxing or abandoning Covid-19 containment restrictions despite the spectre of new virus variants. flow’s Clarissa Dann reflects on vaccine policies, normalcy indicators, and what this means for economic growth going forward

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TRADE FINANCE

TRADE FINANCE

More Export credit insurance in crises

With Covid-19 having created the most wide-reaching dislocation of trade and supply chains since the global financial crisis, the role of export credit insurance is again under the spotlight. Vinco David and Jonathan Skovbro Steenberg of the Berne Union explain how their members have been increasing support for exporters and their financiers

More More

TRADE FINANCE, DOSSIER cOVID-19

Trade beyond Covid-19 Trade beyond Covid-19

As the world learns to live with Covid-19 and global trade flows pick themselves up again, will there be the cooperation needed to avert ongoing trade wars and support fragile supply chains? Rebecca Harding shares her findings

Trade beyond Covid-19 More

TRADE FINANCE

What’s next for commodities? What’s next for commodities?

Commodities are bouncing back from their Covid-19 lows and some even talk of a supercycle. flow reports on longer term issues facing the industry, such as fraud, digitalisation and ESG transition discussed at the May 2021 TXF Virtual Commodity Finance Conference

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DOSSIER SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

Securities services, Macro and markets

What ESG means for funds in Apac What ESG means for funds in Apac

The latest event in the series “The future of Asset Servicing Leadership”, organised by The Asset magazine in collaboration with Deutsche Bank, considered what Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors mean for funds in Asia. flow reports

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TRUST AND AGENCY SERVICES, MACRO AND MARKETS {icon-book}

Easier energy Easier energy

NRG Energy is at the centre of transforming businesses and communities by helping them buy clean energy in a way that is simple and tailored to their needs. flow’s Janet Du Chenne explores how the company’s own transformation is enabling this initiative

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TRADE FINANCE, SUSTAINABLE FINANCE, MACRO AND MARKETS {icon-book}

Taiwan’s green energy revolution Taiwan’s green energy revolution

By attracting international corporates and financing with a partnership approach to offshore wind farms, Taiwan is driving renewable energy growth. flow’s Clarissa Dann provides an overview of two large, syndicated export credit agency deals

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REGULATION

Regulation and splinternet

REGULATION

Regulation and splinternet

A concept first envisaged a decade ago, the splintering of the internet is moving closer to reality as regulation attempts to impose both limitations and new responsibilities, reports Boon-Hiong Chan of Deutsche Bank Corporate Bank’s Market and Technology Advocacy team

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Journey to green in ESG transformation

SUSTAINABLE FINANCE, REGULATION

Journey to green in ESG transformation

As capital pours into ESG investing strategies and sustainability linked debt becomes mainstream, how are regulatory frameworks developing to support this growth and prevent greenwashing? flow’s Clarissa Dann brings together key points from dbSustainability Research analysis

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Regchecker

REGULATION

Regchecker

Deutsche Bank’s regulatory experts across Cash Management, Securities Services, Trust & Agency Services and Trade Finance provide an update on regulatory changes under way and on the horizon

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DOSSIER ASEAN

DOSSIER ASEAN, MACRO AND MARKETS

The Philippines: Pliant like the bamboo and poised for growth The Philippines: Pliant like the bamboo and poised for growth

As the Philippines heads towards its national elections in May 2022 and grapples with Covid-19, flow highlights the country’s resilience and potential for those investing in and trading with ASEAN’s second largest market

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DOSSIER ASEAN

Heirs of Lac Long Quan (Vietnam) Heirs of Lac Long Quan (Vietnam)

Vietnam has managed to weather the Covid-19 pandemic better than many Asian economies. flow examines what underpins this resilience and how it is driving flows of foreign direct investment and export growth

Heirs of Lac Long Quan (Vietnam) More

DOSSIER ASEAN

Indonesia’s place in the sun? Indonesia’s place in the sun?

Indonesia’s Omnibus Law seeks to boost foreign investment, jobs, and trade. flow examines its background and the opportunities this could bring as the country recovers from Covid-19 economic shock

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SECURITIES SERVICES

SECURITIES SERVICES, REGULATION

Accelerated settlement – the move towards T+0 Accelerated settlement – the move towards T+0

One of the problems with securities settlement happening up to two days following the execution of the trade is the potential for operational and counterparty risk during that window. flow hears from Deutsche Bank’s Mike Clarke and Emma Johnson on the industry and regulatory cooperation, as well as the  collaboration needed for instantaneous settlement

Accelerated settlement – the move towards T+0 More

SECURITIES SERVICES, MACRO AND MARKETS

Pole position for growth Pole position for growth

The advent of the next generation of financial services products will build on new customer services originating from securities services, predicts Deutsche Bank’s Paul Maley. He also shares with flow’s Clarissa Dann his passion for iconic sports cars and the road from engineering to corporate banking

Pole position for growth More

Securities services, Technology, Regulation

Post-trade’s quantum leap Post-trade’s quantum leap

New technologies and the roll out of various regulations are rapidly transforming the post-trade landscape. flow attended the Network Forum Virtual Annual Meeting and reports on how these themes are shaping the future custody model

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MACRO AND MARKETS

US economy: timing is all

MACRO AND MARKETS

US economy: timing is all

Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell plans to start tapering off its asset purchase policy as the US economy recovers. But to what extent is the Delta variant of Covid-19 undermining this strategy? flow’s Graham Buck reports

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All-in for Europe

MACRO AND MARKETS

All-in for Europe

To achieve its economic potential, should Europe move away from its ‘taking part is everything’ stance and compete to win? Deutsche Bank’s Stefan Hoops considers who holds the chips

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Inflation: where next?

MACRO AND MARKETS, CASH MANAGEMENT

Inflation: where next?

As inflation moves upwards, central banks continue to assert that the increase is transitory. Yet a return to “uncomfortable levels” is a very real prospect as the US economy undergoes its biggest shift of direction in four decades and others follow its lead, reports flow’s Graham Buck

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TRUST AND AGENCY SERVICES

TRUST AND AGENCY SERVICES, MACRO AND MARKETS {icon-book}

Easier energy Easier energy

NRG Energy is at the centre of transforming businesses and communities by helping them buy clean energy in a way that is simple and tailored to their needs. flow’s Janet Du Chenne explores how the company’s own transformation is enabling this initiative

Easier energy More

TRUST AND AGENCY SERVICES

The green home maker The green home maker

On the road to economic recovery, Spain’s mortgage lender Unión de Créditos Inmobiliarios aims to facilitate access to housing and support the development of energy efficient buildings. flow’s Janet Du Chenne reports on how a securitisation enables the company to offer products that promote these goals

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TRUST AND AGENCY SERVICES

European structured finance remains resilient European structured finance remains resilient

Securitisations are going through a volatile period, but markets have begun to stabilise. flow reflects on recent Global ABS and Creditflux discussions and examines Deutsche Bank Research findings to assess the major trends impacting the securitisation markets and the outlook

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COMMUNITY

Street smart

COMMUNITY

Street smart

With the pandemic bringing the challenge of ethnic disparities to the fore of the public agenda, flow finds out how content agency Word on the Curb – one of the Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Entrepreneurs 2020 winners – is using video to help treat the symptoms and have a positive social impact

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Poetry in the park

COMMUNITY

Poetry in the park

How did a member of Deutsche Bank’s operations team get to be appointed Poet in Residence at one of London’s iconic cemeteries? flow hears from Dave Brooks, better known to his readers as Nelson Brooks, about how his verses raised money for charity during the pandemic

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Ba[n]king trust

COMMUNITY

Ba[n]king trust

flow’s Clarissa Dann reports on how a series of Deutsche Bank cooking events has helped to foster team togetherness amid the homeworking environment

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FLOW CASE STUDIES

CASH MANAGEMENT, FLOW CASE STUDY

Superior vision Superior vision

For Swiss multinational healthcare company F. Hoffman-La Roche AG – aka Roche – full visibility over available intraday bank transactions is essential for its treasury department in efficiently managing cash. flow reports on how working with Deutsche Bank enabled the team to develop an enhanced intra-day statement

Superior vision More

FLOW CASE STUDY, CASH MANAGEMENT

Bottling success Bottling success

Coca-Cola European Partners’ treasury team worked with Deutsche Bank to manage the FX and interest rate risk associated with the acquisition of Coca-Cola Amatil and the company’s subsequent transformation into Coca-Cola Europacific Partners. flow provides a summary of the deal

Bottling success More

CASH MANAGEMENT, FLOW CASE STUDY, DOSSIER SUSTAINABLE FINANCE {icon-book}

Treasury transmission Treasury transmission

An internship with BMW led ElringKlinger’s treasurer, Matthias John, to the automotive component manufacturer, where he centralised its treasury systems and improved free cash flows. He tells flow’s Graham Buck about the importance of giving back

Treasury transmission More