The financial services industry is undergoing a radical transformation. Companies that can navigate this uncertain terrain will retain a competitive edge.
The implications after South Africa's debt rating downgrade
Private equity firms find opportunities as volatility continues to dominate the financial markets
Green bonds allow sovereign issuers to tap into new pools of capital and meet their international environmental obligations. However, there have been only two sovereign green bond issuances to date.
To ride the rising wave of AI, financial services companies will have to navigate evolving standards, regulations and risk dynamics—particularly regarding data rights, algorithmic accountability and cybersecurity.
Identifying opportunities and successfully implementing inorganic growth strategies are key to remaining competitive and winning market share
Potential business advantages are emerging worldwide, despite future uncertainties.
Welcome to the first issue of the Financial Regulatory Observer, our digest of regulatory change and technological disruption facing the financial services industry.
In the 'conventional' finance space, asset-backed financings have proved a successful method of funding social and civil infrastructure. However, in Islamic finance, asset-backed sukuk have not yet taken off.
Despite a tough year, leveraged debt is facing up to challenges with renewed resilience
Fintech has evolved from being a disruptive threat to a major opportunity for financial institutions. The possibilities for dealmaking and M&A are almost limitless.
State aid rules remain one of the decisive factors in dealing with distressed bank situations. But uncertainty remains over whether governments should be able to intervene and rescue banks in danger of failing.
The latest EBA stress test results paint a broadly positive picture for Europe's banks but high levels of non-performing loans continue to weigh down heavily on Europe's banking sector.
Interest in companies that deliver technological innovation has boomed in recent years, thrusting fintech into the mainstream.
Asia-Pacific's investment flows put the region center stage in determining the overall health of the global economy.
Both Japan and China have significantly increased their commitment to invest in Asian infrastructure, but steps must be taken in a number of other areas to unleash the region's full potential.
On June 23, Britain voted to leave the European Union. The repercussions of this unprecedented decision could be felt beyond the UK and Europe, as businesses and investors the world over determine how they will be impacted by Brexit.
Turkey ambitiously aims to win a bigger slice of the global sukuk market, steadily building its own book of sovereign, corporate and financial institutions issuances.
After seven years in the doldrums, moves are afoot to revitalise the European securitisation market. This is urgently needed to broaden the funding basis of European SMEs.
The reshaping of the wider economy has led to increasingly converging and competitive leveraged finance markets
New issuers and investors are driving growth and change in Africa's debt markets.
Vicente Corta Fernández, a partner in White & Case's Mexico City office, discusses recent banking reforms in Mexico, including their impact on the investment climate and legal landscape.
Despite the evidence, a number of myths persist about the viability and attractiveness of project bonds. A dose of reality can clear the way for more use of this effective and increasingly popular form of financing for long-term infrastructure projects.