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30
Nov
2021
Africa's opportunity to build back better
Long-term financing is helping the continent create more sustainable services and build cities to combat climate change
Expert views
Long-term financing is helping the continent create more sustainable services and build cities to combat climate change
Africa's opportunity to build back better
08
Nov
2021
Green principles for the shipping industry
An agreement spearheaded by a coalition of major banks is helping to put the world’s commercial maritime fleets on a...
Expert views
An agreement spearheaded by a coalition of major banks is helping to put the world’s commercial maritime fleets on a more sustainable footing
Green principles for the shipping industry
05
Nov
2021
Ideal energy mix: realism needs to balance ambition
Who would be an energy minister? Fuel and gas prices are soaring, smaller suppliers are going bankrupt and the political...
Expert views
Who would be an energy minister? Fuel and gas prices are soaring, smaller suppliers are going bankrupt and the political opposition claims people will freeze to death during a winter of power cuts.
Ideal energy mix: realism needs to balance ambition
02
Nov
2021
CBDCs: additional means of payment, no store of value
Last year, at Sibos 2020, Societe Generale Global Transaction Banking's experts talked about the irresistible rise in...
Cash Clearing
Last year, at Sibos 2020, Societe Generale Global Transaction Banking's experts talked about the irresistible rise in central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). One year later, the interest shown by central banks in this area has not waned, but many questions remain unanswered.
CBDCs: additional means of payment, no store of value
29
Oct
2021
Going further in data sharing thanks to PETs
Last year at Sibos 2020, Cécile Bartenieff – COO of Global Banking & Investor Solutions – presented Societe Generale's...
Transaction Banking
Last year at Sibos 2020, Cécile Bartenieff – COO of Global Banking & Investor Solutions – presented Societe Generale's goals regarding Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs) with particular emphasis on the DANIE project initiated by Societe Generale and involving numerous banks and data providers. One year later, it is clear that the subject has matured...
Going further in data sharing thanks to PETs
27
Oct
2021
APIs, a lever for simplifying and enhancing the customer experience
For several years now, APIs have been at the heart of the transformation of financial services, in Europe and around the...
Transaction Banking
For several years now, APIs have been at the heart of the transformation of financial services, in Europe and around the world. In BtoB and BtoC, the move towards Open Banking, promoted in Europe by the PSD2 directive, is already well underway: new services are gradually being developed and the customer experience is being simplified. APIs also transform...
APIs, a lever for simplifying and enhancing the customer experience
26
Oct
2021
Global warming: banks on the front line to support the energy transition
Véronique de Bellefon, Marie-Gabrielle de Drouas and Sébastien Halley des Fontaines, respectively Head of CSR for Global...
Corporate Social Responsibility
Véronique de Bellefon, Marie-Gabrielle de Drouas and Sébastien Halley des Fontaines, respectively Head of CSR for Global Transaction & Payment Services, Positive Impact Structurer and Head of Structured Trade Finance at Societe Generale, describe how the banking sector is promoting the energy transition through its activities and internal policies.
Global warming: banks on the front line to support the energy transition
21
Oct
2021
Simplifying KYC to make client relationship smoother
For both individual and corporate customers, KYC (“Know Your Customer”) procedures are among the main friction points in...
Cybersecurity
For both individual and corporate customers, KYC (“Know Your Customer”) procedures are among the main friction points in the client journey. These steps, which are required by regulators, are necessary to combat fraud, money laundering and terrorist financing. However, there is still much room for improvement: that is the job of the “KYC Transformation” teams...
Simplifying KYC to make client relationship smoother
19
Oct
2021
Inflation in 2021: Transitory until proven permanent
Inflation and its long-term impact on society is one of the most important questions facing investors, governments and...
Expert views
Inflation and its long-term impact on society is one of the most important questions facing investors, governments and central banks this year.
Inflation in 2021: Transitory until proven permanent
18
Oct
2021
MLETR: A trade momentum for a digital big-bang
‘’Paper-based transactions, which still dominate international trade, are a source of cost, delay, inefficiency, fraud,...
Trade Finance
‘’Paper-based transactions, which still dominate international trade, are a source of cost, delay, inefficiency, fraud, error and environmental impact’’(1), G7, gathered in London in April 2021, said.
MLETR: A trade momentum for a digital big-bang
14
Oct
2021
Central and Eastern Europe: Market Insights
Despite the prevailing economic uncertainty being caused by COVID-19, CEE (Central and Eastern European) markets are in...
Market Perspectives
Despite the prevailing economic uncertainty being caused by COVID-19, CEE (Central and Eastern European) markets are in recovery mode. Societe Generale Securities Services [SGSS] looks at the main developments now underway in the CEE region, together with some of the challenges facing investors.
Central and Eastern Europe: Market Insights
12
Oct
2021
Moving towards ubiquity of international payments
Nicolas Cailly and Frantz Teissèdre, Managing Director Payments & Cash Management and Head of Interbank Relationships at...
Transaction Banking
Nicolas Cailly and Frantz Teissèdre, Managing Director Payments & Cash Management and Head of Interbank Relationships at Societe Generale, respectively, agree that certain obstacles still have to be removed so that ubiquity can become the norm. They also discussed the changes this brings about.
Moving towards ubiquity of international payments
12
Oct
2021
Europe returns to the fold
Despite the prevailing economic uncertainty being caused by COVID-19, Western European markets are in recovery mode....
Market Perspectives
Despite the prevailing economic uncertainty being caused by COVID-19, Western European markets are in recovery mode. Societe Generale Securities Services [SGSS] looks at the main developments now underway across the key European markets along with some of the challenges they pose to investors.
Europe returns to the fold
08
Oct
2021
The evolution of algo execution through the pandemic and beyond
A few years ago, Societe Generale made a series of strategic investments in its Agency Execution Services business in...
Cross Asset Solutions
A few years ago, Societe Generale made a series of strategic investments in its Agency Execution Services business in the U.S. The bank further enhanced its algorithmic trading platform – called Nova - in ways that proved prophetic while serving clients through the pandemic. In the following Q&A, we asked Kevin Sweeney, Head of Cross-Asset Trading and...
The evolution of algo execution through the pandemic and beyond
08
Oct
2021
Shorter and more volatile cycles
Press headlines relating shortages of goods and production inputs have become daily staple and even with some...
Expert views
Press headlines relating shortages of goods and production inputs have become daily staple and even with some improvement on the health front, there seems to be little let up in the articles reporting various frictions and related price spikes.
Shorter and more volatile cycles
07
Oct
2021
Cybersecurity: how to deal with new threats
Banking institutions and their partners have long been aware of cybersecurity risks to their information systems,...
Cybersecurity
Banking institutions and their partners have long been aware of cybersecurity risks to their information systems, applications and data. However, new threats are becoming increasingly sophisticated, requiring everyone to be more vigilant, but also to cooperate.
Cybersecurity: how to deal with new threats
06
Oct
2021
Asia’s sustainability transition is a global opportunity
A clear focus on sustainability can help Asia access the trillions of dollars needed for the transition to a cleaner,...
Asia-Pacific
A clear focus on sustainability can help Asia access the trillions of dollars needed for the transition to a cleaner, greener future
Asia’s sustainability transition is a global opportunity
05
Oct
2021
Moving into frontier territory – investors look to Africa
Despite the prevailing economic uncertainty being caused by COVID-19, African markets are in recovery mode. Societe...
Market Perspectives
Despite the prevailing economic uncertainty being caused by COVID-19, African markets are in recovery mode. Societe Generale Securities Services [SGSS] looks at the main developments now underway across the key African markets together with some of the challenges they pose to investors.
Moving into frontier territory – investors look to Africa
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