New times require new leadership
HCOB celebrates achievements with innovative performance management
April 1, 2021
July 15, 2021
Hamburg Commercial Bank (HCOB) has officially joined the ‘Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials’ (PCAF), a global industry-led initiative for standardized measurements and disclosures of greenhouse gas emissions for the financial sector.
July 14, 2021
The disruptions to social and economic life caused by the COVID-19 pandemic continue. Often, the people who suffer the most are those whose plight is barely noticed or those who rely on help in their daily lives. This makes the solidarity and support of all those willing and able to help all the more crucial. Therefore, for the second time since the onset of the crisis, Hamburg Commercial Bank is providing a comprehensive donation package to a number of charitable organizations in northern Germany.
June 30, 2021
Hamburg Commercial Bank (HCOB) is providing financing of EUR 100 million to a 50/50 joint venture of Cain International's European Real Estate Opportunity Fund I and FREO Group. The funding for the JV is intended to realize an office development project in southern Germany.
July 8, 2021
Failed OPEC talks: It's complicated
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are at the center of the failed OPEC talks. The real protagonist, however, is climate policy. It could bring about the end of the cartel.
July 1, 2021
Digital central bank currencies: The BIS goes on the offensive
The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) now has a pretty clear idea of what a digital central bank currency should look like. What is also clear is that Bitcoin, stablecoins and platform companies are conceived as a threat.
June 24, 2021
Inflation tests investors' patience
Central bankers are less afraid of high inflation than they are of inflation expectations running away from them. But the longer actual inflation remains too high, the greater the risk that expectations will follow suit and a wage-price spiral will ensue.
June 17, 2021
Bitcoin in El Salvador: Small country, big experiment
Bitcoin is not a currency, is the standard criticism directed at the crypto token. But the Central American country of El Salvador doesn't care and is allowing Bitcoin to become legal tender. This experiment may have big implications, both in terms of El Salvador's economy and geopolitically.