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Nedbank and Bank of China formalise alliance
Nedbank and Bank of China formalise alliance
Dan Sheriff
6 August 2013

South Africa’s Nedbank and the Bank of China (BoC) have entered into a strategic business cooperation agreement to develop business flows between the People’s Republic of China and Africa.

Deutsche launches financial supply chain manager app
Deutsche launches financial supply chain manager app
Mayur Pande
5 August 2013

As part of its supply chain finance offering to corporates, Deutsche Bank has announced the launch of the financial supply chain manager on its Autobahn app market.

IUA launches political risks group
IUA launches political risks group
Jonathan Bell
5 August 2013

The International Underwriting Association (IUA) has launched a new London market political risk committee. The group is made up of underwriting and claims representatives from across the association’s member companies and will meet regularly to discuss issues affecting political risk business.

Metinvest appoints a new CFO
Metinvest appoints a new CFO
Jonathan Bell
2 August 2013

Russian steel producer and mining group Metinvest has appointed Aleksey Kutepov as its new chief financial officer (CFO). As CFO he replaces Sergiy Novikov, who will continue to work within the Metinvest Group. Novikov has been CFO since Metinvest was founded in 2006. He built the financial processes inside the group, oversaw the group’s debut Eurobond issue, and supported a number of M&A transactions

ABN AMRO completes purchase of Brazil’s BancoCR2
ABN AMRO completes purchase of Brazil’s BancoCR2
Mayur Pande
1 August 2013

ABN AMRO has completed the purchase of the small privately owned commercial Brazilian bank Banco CR2. The purchase is significant for ABN and the market as it gives the Dutch bank an onshore operating base in the country for its commodity financing activities.

DeRooij returns to ABN AMRO in Asia
DeRooij returns to ABN AMRO in Asia
Dan Sheriff
29 July 2013

In a senior move in the upper echelons of the bank, ABN AMRO has hired Maureen DeRooij as the new country executive in Hong Kong and CEO of large corporates and merchant banking in Asia. Her appointment is effective from 1 September.

CBA appoints global head of trade
CBA appoints global head of trade
Dan Sheriff
26 July 2013

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has appointed Neal Livingston as its global head of trade and transaction services (GTTS), within the institutional banking and markets unit.

Gunvor looks to develop West African oil hub
Gunvor looks to develop West African oil hub
Dan Sheriff
20 July 2013

Swiss-headquartered energy trading company Gunvor has signed a deal with the government of Gabon to create a joint venture to sell and distribute refined petroleum products in West Africa.

HSBC appoints forfaiting global head
HSBC appoints forfaiting global head
Katy Rose
19 July 2013

HSBC has appointed Luiz Simione as global head of forfaiting and risk distribution for global trade and receivables finance (GTRF). He will be based in London and takes up the post from 1 September 2013.

Hochberg confirmed as US Ex-Im president
Hochberg confirmed as US Ex-Im president
Mayur Pande
17 July 2013

Fred Hochberg has been confirmed as by the US Senate to serve a second term as president of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (US Ex-Im). This move followed President Obama’s decision to appoint him in March this year, and the Senate banking Commission nominating him in early June.

BAFT-IFSA announces head of trade services
BAFT-IFSA announces head of trade services
Jonathan Bell
15 July 2013

BAFT-IFSA, the US-headquartered international financial services association, has appointed Stacey Facter as the association’s new senior vice president of trade services.

Morgan Lewis expands banking practice in Moscow
Morgan Lewis expands banking practice in Moscow
Mayur Pande
8 July 2013

International law firm Morgan Lewis has expanded its banking practice in Moscow with the recruitment of a team of eight from law firm Gide Loyrette Nouell. The group is led by partners Grigory Marinichev - the former head of the banking and finance and restructuring practices at Gide - and Konstantin Kochetkov, a leading project finance lawyer. A further six associates make up the remainder of the group.

Deutsche appoints Americas head of GTB
Deutsche appoints Americas head of GTB
Mayur Pande
5 July 2013

Deutsche Bank has appointed Susan Skerritt as its new regional head Americas for its global transaction banking division. She will be based in New York. Skerritt joins Deutsche Bank with more than 30 years of transaction banking experience covering cash management, global custody, corporate trust, treasury services and trade finance. Most recently she was executive vice president and global head of business strategy and market solutions, treasury services at BNY Mellon.

BofAML names EMEA head of GTS
BofAML names EMEA head of GTS
Mayur Pande
2 July 2013

Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) has named Jennifer Boussuge as head of global transaction services (GTS) for EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa). This is an internal appointment with Boussuge having worked for the bank for the past 19 years – most recently as head of global sales, GTS.

ANZ boosts export finance teams
ANZ boosts export finance teams
Dan Sheriff
24 June 2013

ANZ has made a several appointments to its structured export finance (SEF) team in London and Singapore as part of a re-shuffle of resources and strengthening of teams in key locations.

Odebrecht and Braskem appoint new CFOs
Odebrecht and Braskem appoint new CFOs
Mayur Pande
24 June 2013

Brazilian engineering, construction and production group Odebrecht has announced that Marcela Drehmer has been appointed as the new chief financial officer of Odebrecht SA.

FIMBank joins Middle East group KIPCO
FIMBank joins Middle East group KIPCO
Mayur Pande
24 June 2013

Malta-headquartered FIMBank has announced the completion of the first stage of a multi-step process which has seen Burgan Bank and United Gulf Bank (UGB), members of the KIPCO Group, acquiring 37.05% of shareholding in the bank. At the end of this process, these two major Middle Eastern banks will have

Trafigura appoints head of structured trade finance
Trafigura appoints head of structured trade finance
Dan Sheriff
1 June 2013

Trafigura has appointed Stephan Jansma as its group head of structured and trade finance. For the past 15 years Jansma has focused on commodity finance activities in wholesale banking.