January 27, 2016

The Institute of International Finance announced the IIF Future Leaders Class of 2016.

January 21, 2016

The Institute of International Finance today announced that Ulrik Harald Bie has been named Chief Economist for Global Macroeconomic Analysis effective April 1, 2016. Bie will report to IIF Managing Director and Chief Economist Charles Collyns.

January 14, 2016

The Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA), the Institute of International Finance (IIF) and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) have issued the following statement on the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) framework issued today by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS).

December 17, 2015

It is with a profound sense of gratitude, combined with personal regret, that I announce the retirement of George T. Abed, IIF's Senior Counselor and Director for Africa and the Middle East. After gradually scaling back his duties over the past few months, George will leave the IIF at the end of this year. I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge George's extensive career and his significant contributions to the Institute.

December 7, 2015

The Institute of International Finance today announced that George Brady has been named Senior Advisor and Insurance Lead of the Regulatory Affairs Department effective January 18, 2016. 

November 30, 2015

The Institute of International Finance in its capacity as Secretariat of the Group of Trustees-- the governing and monitoring body of the Principles for Stable Capital Flows and Fair Debt Restructuring—released the following statement today.

October 10, 2015

Members of the Group of Trustees of the Principles for Stable Capital Flows and Fair Debt Restructuring meet once a year to review the progress being made on the implementation of the Principles within the framework of the international financial architecture.

September 15, 2015

The Institute of International Finance today announced that MetLife Chairman, President and CEO Steven A. Kandarian has been named Chair of its Insurance Regulatory Committee. Kandarian succeeds Martin Senn, CEO of Zurich Insurance, in the role.

“Since joining our Board last year, Steve has provided valuable leadership and insight to the IIF. I’m pleased he has agreed to take on an additional role as Chair of this committee, leading our efforts on a number of insurance-related regulatory issues moving forward,” said Tim Adams, president and CEO of the IIF. 

August 27, 2015

Volatile market conditions have taken a toll on capital flows to emerging markets, with net non-resident portfolio flows in August falling into negative territory for the first time in 2015, according to the Institute of International Finance’s latest EM Portfolio Flows Tracker. Outflows were estimated at $4.5 billion in August compared to inflows of $6.7 billion in July.

“Portfolio flows to emerging markets have retreated sharply in the last few weeks,” said Charles Collyns, chief economist at the IIF. “Emerging market investors have been spooked by rising uncertainty about China, and stress has been exacerbated by a combination of fundamental concerns about EM economic prospects and volatility in global financial markets.”

Emerging market equity flows fell to their lowest level since the 2013 taper tantrum at -$8.7 billion, while debt flows were estimated to have softened but remained positive at $4.2 billion in August. 

August 6, 2015

Emerging market bank lending conditions continued to tighten in 2015Q2, albeit at a more moderate pace, according to the latest quarterly Emerging Markets Bank Lending Survey by the Institute of International Finance.

“Credit standards continued to be tightened as funding conditions worsened and non-performing loans increased amidst a challenging growth environment in many emerging markets,” said Felix Huefner, chief economist, global macroeconomics at the IIF. “This worsening of supply conditions has largely offset more positive news of higher loan demand, notably in Emerging Europe.”

Lending conditions have tightened in each of the last four quarters. In 2015Q2, the composite index for EM bank lending conditions ticked up 0.9 points to 49.0 but stayed below the threshold of 50, implying that bank lending conditions continued to tighten but at a somewhat more moderate pace. 

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