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When raising funds outside of Japan, Japanese national banks are often forced to pay higher costs than their foreign peers who can utilize secured funding. But Goldman Sachs worked on a solution for long-time client Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) by serving as lead arranger and lead left book runner on an inaugural EUR 1 billion covered bond in October 2018. The covered bond – which was part of a EUR 20 billon funding package – is the first of its kind in Japan. We sat down with Yusuke Minowa and Eldar Mezbur of the Investment Banking Division to discuss the transaction. Learn More
In this episode of Catch-Up With David, Goldman Sachs’ Head of Global Consumer Business, Harit Talwar, discusses the opportunities and challenges of building a startup within a 150-year-old company, the disruption in consumer financial services, and his reflections on living and working around the world. Watch Video
Demand for leveraged loans — a form of capital issuance to companies with sub-investment-grade credit ratings — is continuing to march higher even as some regulators raise concerns about rising debt levels. We sat down with Goldman Sachs’ Christina Minnis and Vivek Bantwal, who run the firm’s leveraged loans business, to discuss their perspectives on the market. Learn More
Elections for the European Parliament taking place May 23-26 are setting up to be exceptionally important given the rise of populist and nationalist forces that threaten Europe’s long-standing centrist status quo. Some even see this election as a crucial moment in deciding the future of the European Union. Allison Nathan from Goldman Sachs Research talks to experts about the potential implications of this important election in this episode of Top of Mind. Learn More
Data is now the lifeblood of many firms, particularly in the modern economy in which companies tend to focus on their narrow area of expertise while outsourcing the rest. From organizing and optimizing complex multi-vendor production processes to customer acquisition, service and retention – these modern firms are almost entirely dependent on data. Naturally, trying to use data to establish a competitive edge has therefore become big business. Read Report