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Bank performance in the US and Europe: An ocean apart

September 26, 2013
Five years after the global financial crisis hit both the US and Europe, banks across the Atlantic are in very different shapes. US banks have returned to record profit levels, while their European peers are struggling to stay above the zero line at all. The differences are mainly driven by diverging trends in revenues, corporate lending growth and loan loss provisions all of which have developed much more favourably in America than in Europe. This may have been caused largely by three underlying factors: i) the better macroeconomic performance of the US, ii) European banks' less aggressive dealing with problematic legacy assets and their greater need to deleverage and shrink, and iii) differences in the institutional setup - in Europe at times triggering doubts over the very survival of the Monetary Union, in the US allowing the Fed to massively intervene in financial markets. As the US economic recovery gains strength and Europe emerges from the debt crisis and recession, banks face improvements on an operating level, with EU financial institutions likely to narrow but not close the gap to their US competitors. [more]

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March 24, 2021
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A year ago, markets were in freefall. The Covid pandemic was still largely in its infancy, but investors were quickly realizing that a massive recession was looming. Fast forward to today and the conversation is very different as we contemplate if growth will run too hot, how high will inflation get and could the Fed fall behind the curve. In a recent updated World Outlook report, Deutsche Bank’s Global Economics team has raised its forecast for global growth in 2021 to nearly 7%, which is well above consensus. Here is why. [more]
March 17, 2021
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Bitcoin’s market cap of $1 trillion makes it too important to ignore. Big players who buy and sell bitcoins have considerable market-moving power. As long as asset managers and companies continue to enter the market, Bitcoin prices could continue to rise. But bitcoin transactions and tradability are still limited. And the real debate is whether rising valuations alone can be reason enough for bitcoin to evolve into an asset class, or whether its illiquidity is an obstacle. Bitcoin’s value will continue to rise and fall depending on what people believe it is worth. This is sometimes called the Tinkerbell Effect — a recognised economic term stating that the more people believe in something, the likelier it is to happen. [more]
March 15, 2021
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Participants: Kamran Khan, Head of ESG, Asia Pacific, Deutsche Bank
Moderator: Jonathan Jayarajan, Managing Director, Deputy Head of EMEA Equity Research / Chair of the Research ESG Council

In this session, DB’s Kamran Khan reviewed key ESG trends impacting corporates. He also addressed DB’s strategy to support corporates to help meet their ESG needs, as well as the breadth of products and services that DB offers and the ESG regulatory outlook on Asia. From the dbAccess ESG Conference March 2021. [more]
March 15, 2021
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Participants: T. Rowe Price, Invesco, and Federated Hermes
Moderator: Brian Bedell, US Asset Manager Research Analyst

This session was conducted as a panel with Sustainability leaders at T. Rowe Price, Invesco, and Federated Hermes. It covered panelists’ view on the success and challenges of integrating ESG considerations within their investment processes across a wide & diverse array of investment strategies, how third-party ESG data is used with development of proprietary analytics in combination with active management to generate alpha, what the prospects are for ESG demand to accelerate in the US and what types of investment products & solutions are developing the most demand. From the dbAccess ESG Conference March 2021. [more]
March 15, 2021
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Presenter: Annelisa Grigg, Director and Sustainability Advisor at Global Balance Ltd
Moderator: Idil Dagdelen, Research Sales & ESG Coordinator

This session highlighted how biodiversity loss will have a significant impact on society and business and fundamentally impact on the ability to deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Reporting and disclosure standards for companies on biodiversity are lacking at the moment, but that is likely to change. While several biodiversity policies and legislation exist today, there are important international and regional frameworks currently under development. From the dbAccess ESG Conference March 2021. [more]
March 15, 2021
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Participants: Schroders, Union Investment, and Amundi Funds
Moderators: Debbie Jones, Global Head of ESG, Company Research & Tobias Fischer, Research Sales & ESG Coordinator

The session addressed how firms are integrating ESG into their investment strategies. Discussion topics included accountability to an ESG process, views on corporate disclosure & data collection, proprietary systems and ratings, alignment with UN SDGs and exclusionary processes. The discussion with Amundi addressed specific considerations and practices for an ESG Portfolio Manager having a special focus on ecology.
From the dbAccess ESG Conference March 2021.
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March 15, 2021
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Participants: HP, Bloomberg, and Franklin Templeton
Moderator: Christiana Riley, Member of the Management Board, CEO Americas, Deutsche Bank

The focus of this panel was to help investors engage with corporates on the topic of Diversity & Inclusion. The group was expected to address what should be considered to represent a successful D&I effort along with discussion on what key issues need to be addressed by corporates today. From the dbAccess ESG Conference March 2021. [more]
March 15, 2021
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Participants: UN PRI/ European Chair of Sustainable Finance, Partner at Arabesque S-Ray
Moderator: Trisha Taneja, Head of ESG Advisory, Deutsche Bank

In this session, Nathan Fabian, Chair of the European Platform on Sustainable Finance and Dr. Todd Bridges, Global Head of Sustainable Investing & ESG Research at Arabesque S-Ray, discussed key regulatory topics impacting capital flow. The panel discussed the regulatory landscape in Europe and the US as it pertains to ESG, how upcoming regulations are impacting investors and issuers, and ultimately influencing capital flow and business strategy. From the dbAccess ESG Conference March 2021. [more]
March 3, 2021
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Jonathan Jayarajan, Deputy Head of EMEA Equity Research, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank speaks with Jörg Eigendorf, Global Head of Communications & Corporate Social Responsibility, where he provides an overview of how Deutsche Bank is progressing towards aims of becoming a leader in sustainability in the finance industry. Jorg covers insights on approach, obstacles, and milestones so far. [more]
February 3, 2021
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A year ago, we stated that:
− Cryptocurrencies would become more mainstream. Both Facebook and PayPal will be adding cryptocurrency capability to their wallets early 2021.
− Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) will be widely discussed. The Bahamas launched the first nationwide CBDC last October, and both Sweden and China launched pilots in early 2020.

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