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ESG & Sustainability

Climate and sustainability finance update: April 2021

ESG & Sustainability

Developments in the green energy sector and beyond.

ESG in practice: The operational impact of embracing change

ESG & Sustainability

Alternative asset managers are facing up to a plethora of operational changes and new demands.

ESG in practice: The different strategic and regulatory standards

ESG & Sustainability

We explore the different models that can be used to measure the credibility of ESG investments.

Fund Finance

Real Estate Commercial Digest: Science parks a growing niche

Fund Finance

A closer look at the latest data from the commercial property market.

Fund finance 2021: drastic change or steady evolution?

Fund Finance

Two fund financing experts reflect on the sector’s future, taking in the impact of ESG and contrasting the Covid era with the last financial crisis.

Emerging trends in PE

Fund Finance

There is an estimated $1.7trn of unallocated capital commitments as the hunt for yield continues. We look at how competition for deals, increasing transparency and a post-pandemic search for value look set to dominate thinking in alternative assets.

Fund Governance

An alternative watchdog

Fund Governance

Depositaries play a crucial role in improving governance at alternative funds

Depositary Insights: March 2021

Fund Governance

The March edition of Depositary Insights offers the latest thinking on regulatory and industry developments from NatWest Trustee and Depositary Services.

Depositary Brief: a valuable year

Fund Governance

At a recent NatWest Trustee and Depositary Services webinar, funds industry figures convened to discuss progress made in the first year of the Value Assessment Reporting regime, and prospects for the future.

Digital & Innovation

Innovation in Institutional Banking

Digital & Innovation

Tom Colclough, head of customer journeys for institutional banking at RBS International, considers disruptive forces in the industry and how incumbents might respond.

Banking brief: Shock to the system

Digital & Innovation

The global pandemic has reinforced the need for businesses to be ‘shock-ready’. But where does the bank fit into this brave new world? Jamie Broadbent, Head of Digital and Innovation, shares his thoughts.

Fighting Fraud

Digital & Innovation

How can financial services firms best identify and combat fraud?

Fraud, both from within and outside company walls, is increasingly battering businesses across the world. And as technology continues to evolve the way all businesses work, so too are a host of new threats coming to the fore.

Future of Work

Cybercrime: the threat remains for remote workers

Future of Work

While working from home is here to stay, what measures can you adopt to stop fraudsters trying to breach your systems?

All aboard: successful onboarding strategies

Future of Work

Onboarding new recruits has been a challenge during the pandemic. Here are some guiding principles to help businesses manage the process more effectively

How company purpose can help remote workers

Future of Work

A healthy company culture and a strong shared purpose will help you engage with staff as they work remotely from home in these uncertain times.