Expert view points

03
Nov
2022
Let's talk treasury
After two years of uncertainty and turmoil in the transaction banking industry, we asked our experts about the...
Transaction Banking
After two years of uncertainty and turmoil in the transaction banking industry, we asked our experts about the challenges facing treasurers in the months and years ahead.
Let's talk treasury
03
Nov
2022
Decarbonisation trends within the Trade Commodity Finance sector
3 questions to Deia Markova, Head of Trade Commodity Finance and Sustainability ambassador at Societe Generale in...
Expert views
3 questions to Deia Markova, Head of Trade Commodity Finance and Sustainability ambassador at Societe Generale in Switzerland
Decarbonisation trends within the Trade Commodity Finance sector
31
Oct
2022
Helping Clients Reach their Ambitions
3 Questions to Zvi Wohlgemuth, UK Head of Global Banking and Advisory (GLBA)
27
Oct
2022
Corporate Treasury: what is the outlook for Open Banking?
In BtoB and BtoC, Open Banking is growing a little more each year...
11
Oct
2022
Cross-border payments: regulators need to step up to meet G20 targets
The G20 has set a number of targets to be achieved by 2027...
06
Oct
2022
Decarbonizing portfolios without compromising performance
As pressure builds on asset managers to decarbonize investment portfolios, new and innovative forward looking carbon...
05
Oct
2022
The disconnect between markets and the economy and how to insure against it
The world economy is at the kind of turning point that occurs only once or twice in a generation. Fourteen years of...
Expert views
The world economy is at the kind of turning point that occurs only once or twice in a generation. Fourteen years of quantitative easing, that fuelled an unprecedented boom in asset prices, has come to a juddering halt.
The disconnect between markets and the economy and how to insure against it
03
Oct
2022
Cross-border payments: still a very dynamic and innovative market
Despite the geopolitical tensions and the health crisis, the development of the cross-border payments market shows no...
Cash Clearing
Despite the geopolitical tensions and the health crisis, the development of the cross-border payments market shows no signs of slowing down; in fact, quite the contrary...
Cross-border payments: still a very dynamic and innovative market
30
Sep
2022
Is hydrogen about to take off? Equity is plentiful, projects numerous, technology ramping up, but bankability is still at early stage.
A year after the launch of the first pure-play dedicated hydrogen equity fund, we anticipate that large-scale hydrogen...
Expert views
A year after the launch of the first pure-play dedicated hydrogen equity fund, we anticipate that large-scale hydrogen projects will get closer to lending decisions in the next six to 18 months. By Louis-Aynard de Clermont Tonnerre, Global Head of Power, Utilities & Infrastructure at Societe Generale
Is hydrogen about to take off? Equity is plentiful, projects numerous, technology ramping up, but bankability is still at early stage.
29
Sep
2022
CBDCs: additional means of payment, no store of value
Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) are gaining interest even though they are in their infancy, and it is not clear...
Cash Clearing
Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) are gaining interest even though they are in their infancy, and it is not clear how fast they will develop. Central banks' interest in the subject has not waned - no less than 100 central banks are working on the subject, but many questions remain unanswered.
CBDCs: additional means of payment, no store of value
27
Sep
2022
3 questions to... Christophe Hadjal
Fresh from signing the Sustainable Steel Principles (SSP) in New York, Christophe Hadjal, Head of Advisory & Business...
Expert views
Fresh from signing the Sustainable Steel Principles (SSP) in New York, Christophe Hadjal, Head of Advisory & Business Development – Natural Resources, Mining, Metals & Industries at Societe Generale, shares an update on the decarbonisation of steel and the shift of Mining, Metals and Industries finance.
3 questions to... Christophe Hadjal
27
Sep
2022
MLETR: a digital big bang and a foundation to build the digitalisation of international trade
In 2014, the time between harvesting a rose in Kenya and selling it to European florists was 34 days. Out of these 34...
Trade Finance
In 2014, the time between harvesting a rose in Kenya and selling it to European florists was 34 days. Out of these 34 days, 10 were required for handling all the various documents, with the process involving no fewer than 30 people or organisations and 200 interactions.
MLETR: a digital big bang and a foundation to build the digitalisation of international trade
21
Sep
2022
Mobility in a time of crisis: an opportunity to get efficient
Who wants to own a car? If you are lucky enough to get the make and model you want, the price is eye-watering. There are...
Expert views
Who wants to own a car? If you are lucky enough to get the make and model you want, the price is eye-watering. There are increasingly strict environmental regulations, rising taxes and congestion charges to pay, while fuel prices are through the roof.
Mobility in a time of crisis: an opportunity to get efficient
19
Sep
2022
The Need for Speed
How Treasurers are Making the Most of Instant Payments
Cash Management
How Treasurers are Making the Most of Instant Payments
The Need for Speed
16
Sep
2022
A measured approach to sustainable investment in Asia Pacific
Asset managers in Asia Pacific are working hard to refine the recipe for sustainable investing. Selecting the right...
ESG investment
Asset managers in Asia Pacific are working hard to refine the recipe for sustainable investing. Selecting the right ingredients is the first step to success.
A measured approach to sustainable investment in Asia Pacific
06
Sep
2022
The Structural Growth of Australia’s Commercial Real Estate Market
The boom in Australian property prices is well-known. But while most of the attention has focused on residential house...
Expert views
The boom in Australian property prices is well-known. But while most of the attention has focused on residential house prices, which rose 25% last year, an equally compelling story has been unfolding in commercial real estate. And though many analysts expect a sharp drop in the residential sector over the next two years in response to rising interest rates, we...
The Structural Growth of Australia’s Commercial Real Estate Market
05
Sep
2022
3 questions to...
Following the TXF GLOBAL conference, a main event in the Export Finance industry, Cécile Camilli, Head of Development...
Expert views
Following the TXF GLOBAL conference, a main event in the Export Finance industry, Cécile Camilli, Head of Development and Structured Export Finance (DSE), shares her views on the evolution of the sector and how the shift of DSE has impacted their business.
3 questions to...
20
Jul
2022
Full charge ahead: the relentless rise of the battery market
The future really is electric, with the humble battery at the centre of an evolving and expanding value chain that...
Expert views
The future really is electric, with the humble battery at the centre of an evolving and expanding value chain that stretches all the way from mining scarce metals and mixing electrolytes and active materials; to assembling the individual cells into battery modules in giant gigafactories; to recycling them at the end of their useful lives.
Full charge ahead: the relentless rise of the battery market
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