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Developing a Pan-European Private Placement Market

Bert van Dijk, Zanders, Treasury & Finance Solutions | 24 April

Corporate funding, either through equity or debt, is a vital enabler of economic growth. Funding allows businesses to invest in materials, facilities, equipment and people. Growth is, of course, also dependent on demand. The 2008-09 financial crisis had a severe impact on corporates, resulting in diminished economic growth. Returning to substantial growth requires changes to improve underlying drivers of demand - although if funding is not available, growth will be constrained.

Simplifying European Market Reporting: EMIR in the Click of a Button

Martin Bellin, BELLIN | 18 April

It’s been roughly one month since European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) reporting on derivatives has become mandatory across the European Union (EU), enforcing reporting, central clearing and risk management processes for all over-the-counter (OTC) derivative trades that occur with EU-based counterparties. Treasuries of companies with European subsidiaries may find that their reporting standards - even for those already Dodd-Frank compliant - are insufficient for the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), in some cases requiring significant changes from preexisting business practices.

Sanctions against Russia: On the Path to Compliance

Reetu Khosla, Pegasystems | 15 April

Last week the US government announced that it was planning to introduce tougher economic sanctions against Russia for its actions in Ukraine. As the US and the European Union (EU) are in further discussions for increased sanctions against the former Soviet country, there is a presumption that there will be more sanctions coming that will impact trade and finance. If so, financial services will be one of the most strongly affected industries with multinational banks and organisations facing significant compliance risk challenges if they engage in any business with sanctioned persons or entities.

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