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Industry roundup: 17 July 2020

Deutsche Bank Research launches offering for ESG investors

As investors increasingly use ESG factors to make investment decisions, Deutsche Bank Research is responding with a new service, dbSustainability

The new offering for Deutsche Bank clients provides research reports designed to help clients identify sustainable investment opportunities and pinpoint the financial implications of broad ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) themes on the economy, industries and individual companies. 

The bank says that this effort coincides with the increasing efforts by its clients to integrate sustainability frameworks into their investment strategies along with the many policy and regulatory changes driving ESG adoption.


2020 Surecomp global hackathon opens for registration

Surecomp, a provider of global trade finance and treasury solutions for banks and corporations, has announced the opening of its annual global hackathon event. The application development competition, now in its second year, invites banks, corporates, consulting firms and fintechs to put their technical expertise to the test to help streamline trade finance operations.

Last year’s winner chosen out of more than 20 participating teams, developed a bank guarantee engine that has recently been launched in the corporate market. Other solutions were developed in the areas of risk analysis, regulatory compliance, data verification, anti-money laundering and know your customer using artificial intelligence, robotic process automation, blockchain and big data.

Companies are invited to enter by registering as either a team or an individual. The winning solution will get exposure to a range of Surecomp customers from global banks and corporates and will have the opportunity to pitch to a specially selected judging panel. Surecomp will be holding workshops to assist teams in their preparation for the virtual event, as well as offering mentoring and guidance during the hackathon itself.


Onyx CenterSource and WEX partner to expand digitised payments options

Onyx CenterSource, a global provider of B2B payments and business intelligence to the hospitality industry, has announced a partnership with WEX Inc., a financial technology service provider, to streamline payments to travel agency partners.

The partnership will focus on virtual payments methods for different transaction types across the hospitality industry. As companies continue to focus on digitising payments, virtual methods will be integral to industry partners and should allow for a more secure payments process, in this case benefiting both hotels and travel companies. 

WEX uses virtual payments to streamline and automate international and domestic supplier payments for a diverse range of businesses.

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