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Zeroing in on the social dimension

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The ‘S’ in ESG is receiving much more attention from regulators, investors and companies alike. But all are grappling with the numerous challenges to measuring and quantifying social impact.

The Banker Shorts May 26

The Banker Shorts – Week ending May 26, 2023

May 29, 2023

Your quick guide to the week ending May 26, 2023, on

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The Banker Board – May 25, 2023

May 25, 2023

A weekly look at some of the most recent and influential people moves across the global banking industry.

JPMorgan leveraged finance team

JPMorgan leads the pack in EMEA leveraged finance

May 25, 2023

Direct lending, refinancing and quality placements are keeping busy the bank’s leveraged finance team, which recently took on six new underwrites. 

Michael Kotzbauer

Commerzbank’s restructure pays dividends

May 24, 2023

The board member responsible for corporate clients, Michael Kotzbauer, talks about how the tough retrenchment process has left the German lender in a stronger position to weather further storms. 

Chris Skinner

A world of opportunity is out there

May 24, 2023

It’s time to look beyond the doom and gloom headlines, as the companies that come out of this crisis will be stronger, better and more reliable.

Asia’s climate dialogue takes urgent tone

May 24, 2023

At the Asian Development Bank’s annual meeting, the discussion around climate change has become focused on the very real problems affecting the region and its people, and the innovations needed to finance the solutions. 

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Joy Macknight

UHNW investors pivot to private equity for long-term returns

May 23, 2023

Recent research provides insights into the portfolio asset allocation of the very wealthy, as many ultra-high-net-worth investors have doubled their allocations in private equity since 2020.

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The Banker Shorts – Week ending May 19, 2023

The Banker Shorts – Week ending May 19, 2023

May 22, 2023

Your quick guide to the week ending May 19, 2023, on

Digital euro viewpoint

Do we need the digital euro?

May 19, 2023

The ECB’s proposed CBDC is a welcome development but must take existing payment solutions, privacy concerns and stablecoins into account.

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