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Democratising finance Democratising finance

Periods of disruptive innovation have always transformed the inequality map. Digital technology has transformed and democratised finance, for example. In her new book, Deutsche Bank Research Senior Strategist Marion Laboure explains how fintech is tackling financial exclusion, and what more can be done

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TRUST AND AGENCY SERVICES

Calmer waters for CLOs Calmer waters for CLOs

Last year marked a ‘golden moment’ for the collateralised loan obligation (CLO) product class, but by the time the 2022 Creditflux Symposium took place this May, geopolitical shocks had triggered general market jitters. flow reports on how delegates are transforming uncertainty into opportunity

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CURRENT EDITION

CASH MANAGEMENT

CASH MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY

Bridges into the blockchain world Bridges into the blockchain world

More and more companies are testing blockchain applications to automate processes. This is changing the requirements for payment transactions. Treasurers should be aware of the options, says Deutsche Bank’s Christof Hofmann

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CASH MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY

Why treasury automation is a must Why treasury automation is a must

Driving treasury automation has taken on added urgency since Covid-19. flow’s Desiree Buchholz and Helen Sanders looks at how the pandemic has altered priorities, why implementing new solutions takes time and how working with fintechs can help to accelerate the process

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CASH MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY

Six key takeaways from EBAday 2022 Six key takeaways from EBAday 2022

How will digital currencies, real-time payments and SWIFT initiatives shape the future of payments? The flow team attended EBAday 2022 to bring you its top six highlights – including a wake-up call for an upcoming regulation

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TRADE FINANCE

TRADE FINANCE AND LENDING, MACRO AND MARKETS

Commodities roller coaster continues Commodities roller coaster continues

The conflict in Ukraine, resurgent inflation and the drop in China’s building sector have all contributed to a volatile first half of 2022 for commodity prices. flow’s Clarissa Dann shares insights from Deutsche Bank Research on their outlook for the months ahead

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TRADE FINANCE AND LENDING, MACRO AND MARKETS

Why it’s time for a new look at rare earths Why it’s time for a new look at rare earths

Greater diversity of rare earth metals (REM) supply is essential if the world is to address the dominance of producers such as China and Russia, suggests Dr Rebecca Harding

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TRADE FINANCE & LENDING, SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

New rails for export finance? New rails for export finance?

Export credit agencies, governments, insurers, banks and contractors need to work together to make key net-zero projects happen, particularly in emerging markets

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DOSSIER SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

How to manage the transition to net-zero

SUSTAINABLE FINANCE, TRADE FINANCE 

How to manage the transition to net-zero

As economies around the world pledge their commitment to net-zero emissions by 2050, companies need to step up their decarbonisation plans. Deutsche Bank’s Lavinia Bauerochse reflects on how this is changing the role of banks and why transition is becoming a core element in client conversations

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Tackling the lack of ESG data

SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

Tackling the lack of ESG data

As more investors steer capital to companies with credible sustainability strategies, corporates need to ramp up their ESG reporting. But accessing the relevant data is difficult, reports flow’s Desirée Buchholz. How can this challenge be addressed?

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India’s path to net zero

SUSTAINABLE FINANCE, TRADE FINANCE

India’s path to net zero

India has pledged to cut its carbon emissions to net zero by 2070 – seemingly a less stringent target than those set by other major economies. However, for an emerging economy of 1.4 billion citizens where energy demand keeps rising, strong partnerships, innovation and finance are key to making this happen, reports Deutsche Bank’s Sreenath Vakkaleri

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Tackling the lack of ESG data

SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

Tackling the lack of ESG data

As more investors steer capital to companies with credible sustainability strategies, corporates need to ramp up their ESG reporting. But accessing the relevant data is difficult, reports flow’s Desirée Buchholz. How can this challenge be addressed?

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Why treasury automation is a must

CASH MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY

Why treasury automation is a must

Driving treasury automation has taken on added urgency since Covid-19. flow’s Desiree Buchholz and Helen Sanders looks at how the pandemic has altered priorities, why implementing new solutions takes time and how working with fintechs can help to accelerate the process

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Is the crypto party over?

MACRO AND MARKETS, CASH MANAGEMENT

Is the crypto party over?

The presumption that Bitcoin and its peers offer a hedge against inflation has been debunked by recent sharp falls. The plunge extended to stablecoins, which are supposedly far less volatile. flow summarises Deutsche Bank Research analysis on crypto perception and reality

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SECURITIES SERVICES

SECURITIES SERVICES, TECHNOLOGY

Unlocking the value of automation in asset management Unlocking the value of automation in asset management

How will AI, ML, cloud services and automation shape the future of asset management? flow reports on a webinar hosted by The Asset magazine that examined how custodians can help investors navigate social and ethical concerns, while continuing to deploy new digital solutions

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SECURITIES SERVICES

Managing evolving networks Managing evolving networks

Network managers gathered at The Network Forum in London against a backdrop of regulatory reform, trade settlement compression momentum, digitalisation of assets and processes – and joy to be reconvening at a physical event. flow’s Clarissa Dann reports

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SECURITIES SERVICES

T+1 settlement reaches America T+1 settlement reaches America

The US has announced a reduction of the securities settlement cycle from T+2 to T+1, following a relatively trouble-free transition from T+3 to T+2 five years ago. flow reports on the risks and benefits of this next step, market responses and what it could mean for atomic (immediate) settlement

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MACRO AND MARKETS

Is the crypto party over?

MACRO AND MARKETS, CASH MANAGEMENT

Is the crypto party over?

The presumption that Bitcoin and its peers offer a hedge against inflation has been debunked by recent sharp falls. The plunge extended to stablecoins, which are supposedly far less volatile. flow summarises Deutsche Bank Research analysis on crypto perception and reality

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Commodities 2022 – a transition-tinted landscape

MACRO AND MARKETS, TRADE FINANCE

Commodities 2022 – a transition-tinted landscape

As economies implement their decarbonisation targets, this changes supply and demand for not only metals and minerals, but also the energy needed to smelt the ores. Drawing on Deutsche Bank Research analysis, flow’s Clarissa Dann takes a closer look at China’s aluminium output, and the prospect of another oil glut

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Cross-border payments – Incumbents and disruptors

CASH MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY

Cross-border payments – Incumbents and disruptors

As cross-border payment volumes and values increase, new market entrants are competing but also cooperating with banks to remove friction and improve transparency. How is this benefiting the end customer? flow reports from the recent BAFT 2022 Bank to Bank Forum

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TRUST AND AGENCY SERVICES

TRUST AND AGENCY SERVICES

Calmer waters for CLOs Calmer waters for CLOs

Last year marked a ‘golden moment’ for the collateralised loan obligation (CLO) product class, but by the time the 2022 Creditflux Symposium took place this May, geopolitical shocks had triggered general market jitters. flow reports on how delegates are transforming uncertainty into opportunity

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Safe as houses Safe as houses

What holds 21 million mortgage files with a follow-the-sun team that can handle as many as 30,000 to 40,000 loan reviews in one day? flow takes a closer look at Deutsche Bank’s Document Custody service located in Santa Ana, California and its central role in supporting the US mortgage market

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TRUST AND AGENCY SERVICES

CLOs – a continued growth trajectory CLOs – a continued growth trajectory

Against a backdrop of geopolitical and economic volatility, flow attended a recent Deutsche Bank Trust and Agency Services sponsored conference on European collateralised loan obligations (CLOs) and leveraged loans. The team found that most were optimistic about the resilience of this remarkable asset class

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REGULATION

Who is your counterparty?

CASH MANAGEMENT, REGULATION

Who is your counterparty?

Eliminating duplicative activities is essential for financial institutions seeking to provide added value to clients during the performance of underlying client checks. flow takes a closer look at how the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation has come up with a neat solution to address this

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A brave new SDR world?

SECURITIES SERVICES, REGULATION

A brave new SDR world?

With the Central Securities Depositories Regulation (CSDR) Settlement Discipline Regime (SDR) having come into force on 1 February 2022, mandatory buy-ins for market participants that fail to settle a trade within a set period was postponed. flow provides a summary of the impact

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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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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

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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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DOSSIER COVID-19

Covid-19 – a vulnerable recovery

DOSSIER COVID-19, MACRO AND MARKETS

Covid-19 – a vulnerable recovery

New treatments to limit the spread of Covid-19 are encouraging but exiting the Covid ravine remains a slow journey liable to setbacks. Clarissa Dann summarises Deutsche Bank Research indicators of how far the world has come in reaching some form of business as usual

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Point of no return

DOSSIER COVID-19, MACRO AND MARKETS

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 beyond Covid-19

TRADE FINANCE, DOSSIER 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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