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Oil Market: Challenges Remain Stark 

The recent rise in oil prices is supported by the cut in global oil production and partial recovery in demand. We still expect Brent oil prices to average $40/b in 2020 and $45/b in 2020. Downside risks include poor OPEC+ compliance with the cuts and a continued global economic slowdown

FRT Episode 69: ISDA Common Domain Model

ISDA’s Tara Kruse and Ian Sloyan visit FRT to highlight their Common Domain Model initiative for harmonizing trade processing and improving compliance.

Money Redesigned: Part One

“Money Redesigned” is a new series of papers from IIF Digital Finance highlighting critical issues presented by the next generation of digital money.   

Response Letter: BoE CBDC Discussion Paper 

The IIF welcomes the Bank of England discussion paper Central Bank Digital Currency: opportunities, challenges and design, published on March 12, 2020, which provides an important contribution to this emerging field and identifies and fosters discussion on key issues.

IIF Response to EU Review of the Non-Financial Reporting Directive

The IIF provides high-level comments to the European Commission’s public consultation on the revision of the EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD).

Weekly Insight: Debt Burdens Weigh On Recovery Prospects

As rescue gives way to recovery, governments and SOEs are set to play a key role in generating employment and restoring confidence, though this could come at the cost of lower productivity and higher debt levels; Defaults on the rise: the face value of defaulted non-financial corporate bonds has jumped to $70 billion in Q2 2020—the largest on record. U.S. firms account for two-thirds of the total; Some 30 countries have requested support from official bilateral creditors under the G20 Debt Service Suspension Initiative; fourteen of these requests have been approved so far

Morgan Stanley and IIF Joint Survey: ESG and Trends in Reserves Management

New survey finds over half of the reserves managers surveyed have joined international networks for ESG or plan to increase their exposure to ESG assets, with many considering adopting formal ESG strategies or goals.

GMV: Painful and Slow US Labor Market Recovery

Last week brought a surprise drop in the unemployment rate, … but sadly the outlook is for a slow and painful labor market recovery. Unlike...

Building a Global ESG Disclosure Framework: A Path Forward

This IIF Staff Paper summarizes key international ESG disclosure frameworks and evolving regulatory approaches in major jurisdictions. The IIF encourages the relevant international standard setting bodies to take steps in the coming months towards a harmonized cross-sectoral ESG disclosure framework. 

The Big Questions: Ep. 6 - COVID-19 Risks and Policy Responses with MAS Managing Director Ravi Menon

IIF President and CEO, Tim Adams, joins The Big Questions again this week, for a conversation with Ravi Menon, Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore and as Tim descrbes him - "one of the most recognizable thought leaders of central banking and finance in the 21st century." The two discuss the impact of the COVID-19 in Singapore, the associated risks, and policy responses. 




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