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Coronavirus: The impact on leveraged finance

As the effects of coronavirus on the primary and secondary debt markets continue, there will be ongoing implications for leveraged finance transactions

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LIBOR discontinuation: What does the future hold?

LIBOR, one of the most significant global benchmarks for calculating interest, is to be phased out by 2021 and replaced by alternative benchmarks in the form of risk-free rates.

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Re-shaping for the new decade

Financial institutions M&A sector trends: banks — H2 2019 and outlook for 2020

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Unicorns trail-blaze the London financial services landscape

Financial institutions M&A sector trends: fintech — H2 2019 and outlook for 2020

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Asset/Wealth Management

Financial institutions M&A sector trends: asset/wealth management — H2 2019 and outlook for 2020

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Payments

Financial institutions M&A sector trends: payments — H2 2019 and outlook for 2020

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Stock Exchanges/Clearing Houses/ Trading Venues

Financial institutions M&A sector trends: stock exchanges/clearing houses/trading venues — H2 2019 and outlook for 2020

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Brokers/Corporate Finance

Financial institutions M&A sector trends: brokers/corporate finance — H2 2019 and outlook for 2020

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Consumer Finance

Financial institutions M&A sector trends: consumer finance — H2 2019 and outlook for 2020

Financial Institutions M&A: Sector trends - June 2019
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Specialty Finance/Marketplace Lending

Financial institutions M&A sector trends: specialty finance/marketplace lending — H2 2019 and outlook for 2020

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European leveraged finance: A bifurcated balancing act

Growth in the European leveraged finance market remained steady in 2019, with 2020 set to continue at pace, with enhanced focus on the trade-off of protection from risk versus a higher yield.

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Leveraged loan issuance: Lenders look beyond buyouts
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Financial institutions M&A: Sector trends - February 2020

We highlight the key European M&A trends in the second half of 2019, and provide our insights into the outlook for M&A moving forward

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Renewables sector drives M&A in energy industry

Last year saw a slew of notable transactions in the sector despite reduced appetite overall for energy industry M&A

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Ahead of the pack: US M&A 2019

While global M&A fell in 2019, the US forged ahead, maintaining its year-on-year value and taking a greater share of the global deal market.

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Overall investment outlook for global aviation finance

Our exclusive survey of senior executives who have financed the aviation industry in the past three years reveals that the overall investment outlook for the sector is bright, with one region in particular set for larger growth than its global equivalents

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Funding sources

The multiplicity of financing sources such as asset-backed security, insurance and leasing companies has been crucial for the sector. In this section, we reveal the origins and sources of expected funding in 2020

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Liquidity and refinancing

Despite the sector's current strong performance, many survey respondents believe the industry needs even more capital and liquidity. In addition, most expect restructurings and insolvencies to increase in 2020

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Winds of change

Economic volatility, political unrest and fierce competition are all seen as major challenges to the sector in the coming 12 to 18 months. Meanwhile, respondents are preparing for rising oil prices and growing industry consolidation

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Key takeaways from our exclusive survey

We explore key takeaways from our exclusive survey and what they could mean for the aviation industry and aviation finance

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Navigating turbulence

Aviation finance is proving its resilience amid a cooling global economy. Our survey finds that senior executives in the sector are optimistic that global levels of aircraft financing will increase in 2020.

Mining & Metals 2020: ESG front and center as trade tensions linger
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Mining & Metals 2020: ESG front and center

The global mining & metals sector is facing one of its most challenging transitions yet, as the industry is considering how it can best position itself to regain and maintain stakeholder confidence on ESG matters

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Human rights benchmarks: Corporate performance rankings on the rise

What businesses need to know for a strategic approach

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The business case for understanding human rights and ESG benchmarks

The strategic value of paying attention to areas that benchmarks assess

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How your human rights and ESG benchmarking scores may be improved

Thoughtful business participation in benchmark reviews

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Digitalization: Regulating the future of finance

As technology reshapes the banking industry, regulators are rising to the challenge.

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Lifting the lid on MAR

The latest consultation paper from ESMA raises some important questions about the market abuse regulation (MAR) but lacks detail in some crucial areas.

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How to challenge the ECB: Lessons from first EU court cases on the SSM

The European Courts have handed down first judgments on supervisory measures taken by the ECB, highlighting important issues regarding the application of the law. 

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The uneasy road toward a single EU market for fintech

Current rules fall short of providing a clear framework for a single European market for fintech companies.

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Securitization set to come of age in NPL resolution quest

Refinements to the regulatory framework are needed before banks can make widespread use of securitization by European banks.

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Financial Regulatory Observer - December 2019

The Financial Regulatory Observer regularly sets spotlights on selected topics driving the regulatory and technological changes in the financial industry.

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ESG investing: The sharpening teeth of disclosure

How to stay ahead of the curve, minimize future costs of compliance and feed the growing demand from investors for responsible products and services.

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Eight priorities for the new EU financial services chief

Valdis Dombrovskis has a full in-tray that includes securing the EU banking and capital markets union as he begins his term at the European Commission.

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Tailored enhanced prudential standards for non-US banks

Since the 2008 financial crisis, a non-US bank seeking to establish or maintain a US presence has been required to comply with a set of stringent regulatory requirements, but a recently adopted rule (Final Rule) limits their application.

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Why invest in real estate through a joint venture?

How to structure a real estate joint venture: Eight things you need to know

Real estate joint ventures: Marriage of equity and expertise
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Real estate joint ventures: Marriage of equity and expertise

The asset manager's expertise, coupled with the investor's capital, allows both parties to maximise their respective returns

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Real estate joint venture structure: Key players and documents

How to structure a real estate joint venture: Eight things you need to know

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Tax and structuring in a real estate joint venture

How to structure a real estate joint venture: Eight things you need to know

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Asset Manager in a real estate joint venture

How to structure a real estate joint venture: Eight things you need to know

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Governance in a real estate joint venture: Who's in control?

How to structure a real estate joint venture: Eight things you need to know