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Realizing the Digital Promise: COVID-19 Catalyzes and Accelerates Transformation in Financial Services

The IIF and Deloitte have joined together to explore digital transformation in financial institutions. In this supplement, we examine the four fundamental shifts brought on by COVID-19 that have accelerated digital transformation in the financial services industry, discuss the role digital has played in financial institutions’ pandemic response, and explore the implications for these institutions as they navigate the uncharted waters ahead.

Macro Notes: EM Relying on Unconventional Policy Tools

EM are experiencing an unprecedented and synchronized growth slowdown in ‘20. Restrictions remain in place in many countries, as the health crisis is far from over. The fiscal response has been uneven in EM, with some running out of policy space. Most EM central banks cut rates aggressively, and QE has become part of the toolkit. Asset price recovery and a modest return of capital flows should provide support.

IIF Insurance Update - June 2020

The June edition of the Insurance Update provides targeted updates on IIF insurance activities and events, and highlights relevant IIF publications or related regulatory developments in other fields.

ESG Webinar Series: Sustainable Debt Market Update

Daniel Shurey, Vice President of Sustainable Finance Americas at ING, joined Sonja Gibbs, MD and Head of Sustainable Finance at the IIF, on this week's ESG Webinar to provide an update on the sustainable debt market.

Economic Views: Parallel FX Rates in EM

Parallel FX rates have arisen in Argentina and Lebanon, ... often trading at a substantial premium to official rates. But can these rates predict ...

IIF Staff Paper Examines German EU Presidency Financial Services Priorities

This IIF Staff Paper examines what the European Council will prioritize in the second half of this year. Although Berlin had drafted an ambitious program – transitioning to a greener economy, boosting digitalization, reforming migration policy and redefining the bloc’s relationship with the UK as well as China – the German Presidency will now instead prioritize tackling the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Supervisory Coordination During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Observations From The Global Banking Industry

This staff paper discusses the heightened importance of coordination among an internationally active bank’s supervisors during the COVID-19 pandemic and suggests opportunities to continue enhancing supervisory coordination through the crisis and the recovery phase.

ESG Webinar: Using Data to Understand the Climate Risks and Stakes for a Company and a Sector

This wek's webinar featured Carbone 4's Jean-Yves Wilmotte, Leader of the Finance Practice, Transition Risk Expert, Florian Gallo, Senior Consultant, Physical Risk Expert,  and Marie-Anne Vincent, Head of Business Development speaking with Sonja Gibbs, Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Finance, Global Policy Initiatives, Institute of International Finance.

Green Weekly Insight: ESG Funds Deliver!

85% of ESG equity indices outperformed non-ESG peers in Q1 2020, as have 80% of ESG fixed income indices in Q2 2020; Since 2015, the ESG fund universe has tripled to over $1tn—but that’s still only 2.5% of the overall universe of 135,000 funds; 

LatAm Views: Colombia’s Fiscal Stimulus

Unprecedented fiscal measures have been enacted to withstand COVID-19. However, stimulus in Colombia appears limited by regional standards. Suspension of the fiscal rule in 2020-21 will enable additional income support. Permanent fiscal deterioration amid a likely frail recovery is a major risk.




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