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The eternal struggle of the bank treasurer

The eternal struggle of the bank treasurer

Bank treasurers are trapped in a nightmare of never-ending regulatory challenges. From second-guessing capital treatment to understanding new rules on liquidity, their work is more important than ever to the overall health of the banks they serve. The one bright spot: at least funding markets are open to them.

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FX: Jury out on agency desk execution

FX: Jury out on agency desk execution

Agency desk execution has been described as the way forward for banks looking to reduce costs and retain clients, but it is far from clear as to whether most institutions will go down this road.

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Real Estate Awards 2015: A profitable time in US real estate

September 2015

Last year, US Reits racked up total returns of 27.15%, the third time in five years that returns had hit at least 20%. But as expectations mount that the Fed will hike interest rates returns have turned negative, retail investors in non-traded Reits could still get hurt.

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World Bank pleads for monetary coordination

World Bank pleads for monetary coordination

Chief economist Kaushik Basu calls for coordinated central bank policymaking, amid fears over Fed-induced volatile capital flows in developing economies. He likens such an effort to avoid mutually assured currency destruction to the nuclear non-proliferation treaty.