Focus on Finance

Banks, Insurance and Asset Management
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October 7, 2020

Banks’ battle with low rates goes global; financial institutions prepare to leave Libor

As policy rates continue to decline globally, Banking team member Laurie Mayers examines the effect on UK banks, while Shunsaku Sato does so for Japanese banks and Farooq Khan for Brazilian banks. Plus, Olivier Panis of the Banking team and Stefan Kahandaliyanage of the Asset Management team update financial institutions’ readiness for the transition away from Libor in 2021.​​​
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September 23, 2020

Large global banks prepared to weather pandemic; Latin American banks’ asset quality at risk

Peter Nerby and Michael Rohr of the Banking team discuss how global systemically important banks entered the coronavirus crisis with healthier balance sheets, capital and liquidity than before the last global downturn. Plus, Ceres Lisboa explains how Latin American banks risk a sharp deterioration in asset quality as payment deferrals and government aid lapse.​
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September 9, 2020

Coronavirus shock turns reinsurance outlook negative and accelerates life insurers digital transformation

From our Insurance team, James Eck explains why threats to profitability turned the outlook on global reinsurers negative, and Laura Bazer tells us how the coronavirus shock jolted global life insurers into a new, more digital future.
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August 26, 2020

Coronavirus turns up heat on European insurers and India’s public-sector banks

Antonello Aquino from the Insurance team explains why European insurers are giving back premiums now and might have to cover more claims later because of the pandemic. Plus, Banking team analyst Alka Anbarasu details the government support India’s public-sector banks will need to maintain capital strength as credit costs rise in COVID-19’s wake.​​​
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August 12, 2020

Pandemic amps up banks’ cyber risk, jolts money fund markets

Alessandro Roccati from the banking team explains how coronavirus-driven demand for contactless digital financial services, along with remote work, are raising the cyber threat to banks. Plus, Steve Tu of the asset management team looks at how the latest US government intervention in money markets could signal an eventual phaseout of institutional prime funds.
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