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December 6

News Performance Sees Hedge Fund Assets Grow Despite Investor Redemptions

Preqin’s latest on asset flows in the hedge fund industry finds that across the first three quarters of 2016 assets held by hedge fund managers increased by 2.9%, taking total industry AUM to $3.24tn. Across most strategies, strong returns have been the central driver of (...)

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African Development Bank (AfDB) launched a new SEK Green Bond transaction

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RBS fails BoE stress test, adopts new capital plan

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December 1

News Meridiam reaches financial close in Turkey for Elazig integrated health campus PPP project with the first investment grade and social project bond enhanced by EBRD and MIGA

Meridiam, a leading global investor and asset manager specializing in public and community infrastructure, announced today that it has reached financial close for the Elazig Integrated Health Campus PPP Project.

December 1

News 52% of HNW assets are placed in discretionary mandates, providing a growth opportunity for “robo-advisors”

When approaching wealth managers for investment management, high net worth (HNW) individuals are more likely to opt for discretionary mandates over other services, according to financial services research and insight firm Verdict (...)

December 1

News Aberdeen UK Tracker Trust plc and BlackRock Income Strategies Trust plc merging to create a £500 million investment company

Aberdeen Asset Management is pleased to note the announcements issued today by Aberdeen UK Tracker Trust plc and BlackRock Income Strategies Trust plc, regarding the two investment companies merging to create...

November 29

News Event Driven Moves Higher On Trump’s Market Rally

With U.S. data releases in the black and the Fed ready to act, Treasury yields kept creeping higher over the recent weeks. Meanwhile, the ECB recently signaled it may extend its bond buying program at the current € 80bn per month beyond March 2017 (the final decision is (...)

November 23

News CalPERS Cuts Costs and Saves Pension Fund $922.5 Million Over a Five-Year Span

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) Board of Administration (Board) released the Annual Cost Efficiency and Effectiveness Report (PDF), detailing several initiatives that resulted in cost savings for the Pension Fund of $922.5 million over the past (...)

November 23

News IM Square passes a new milestone in its development

iM Square invests in one the most successful fixed-income management firms in the US, Dolan McEniry Capital Management. iM Square begins the construction of a European distribution network

November 22

News AFT issuance: a total amount of 1.479bn euros of inflation-linked bonds

AFT issued tuesday morning the OATi 2.10% 25 July 2023, the OAT€i 0.70% 25 July 2030 and the OAT€i 0.10% 25 July 2047.

November 21

News Hedge fund performance in light of the U.S. election

The victory of Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election has led to widespread market movements. After initial adverse movements, equities rallied and bond yields jumped as Trump’s initial statements reassured markets, calling for unity and pledging that he will be the (...)

November 18

News Deutsche AM looks to take a lead in the strategic beta market with revamped ETF line-up

Deutsche Asset Management (Deutsche AM) has re-vamped its non market capitalisation-weighted suite of ETF products, including the launch today of two new minimum volatility ETFs, as it aims to take a lead in the important strategic beta segment of the (...)

November 16

News Nomura Launches Robo Advisor in Japan

Nomura, Asia’s global investment bank, today announced the launch of its first robo advisor, providing automated, goal-based asset management advisory services to retail investors in Japan. Developed jointly with Nomura Research Institute, the service is now available via the (...)

November 16

News Amundi and TOBAM strengthen their strategic partnership

Amundi and TOBAM announce the strengthening of their strategic partnership and the increase of Amundi’s stake in TOBAM from 10.6% to 20.0%.

November 16

News Inovalis Real Estate Investment Trust announces it has committed to fund an acquisition and redevelopment loan related to an office property located in Paris Western periphery

Inovalis Real Estate Investment Trust (the "REIT") announced today that it has committed to fund a EUR21.7 million ($32.1 million acquisition and redevelopment loan related to an office property (the "Property") located in Rueil, in Paris Western (...)

November 14

News Hines REIT Completes $1.162 Billion Sale of Office Assets

Hines Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. (“Hines REIT") announced today it has completed the sale of seven West Coast office assets to a Blackstone affiliate for $1.162 billion. Shareholders approved the board-recommended plan to liquidate and dissolve Hines REIT during its (...)

November 14

News CalPERS Joins Global Sustainability Benchmark for Real Assets Program

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) announced external real estate managers within the Fund’s Real Assets Program will begin reporting into GRESB, formerly the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark, in (...)

November 10

News Solactive AG and oekom research win competition to develop a sustainable equity index for the Federal State of Berlin

Solactive AG, the German multi-asset index provider specialized in the creation of customized financial indices, and oekom research AG, a leading expert in ESG research and analysis, have been selected by the Federal State of Berlin to support its long-term divestment (...)

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News AnaCap acquires €2 billion NPL portfolios from GE and RBS

AnaCap Financial Partners (“AnaCap”), the specialist European financial services private equity firm, has announced the successful completion of the acquisition of two portfolios of Italian non-performing loans (NPLs) with a face value of more than €2 (...)

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News Swiss Re Corporate Solutions joins forces with Seguros Confianza, Colombia’s leading specialty insurer, and acquires a majority stake

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions and owners of Compañía Aseguradora de Fianzas S.A. Confianza ("Confianza") have signed an agreement under which Corporate Solutions will acquire a 51% stake in Confianza. This arrangement will provide Colombian corporate clients local access to (...)

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News Meridiam reaches financial close in Turkey for Elazig integrated health campus PPP project with the first investment grade and social project bond enhanced by EBRD and MIGA

Meridiam, a leading global investor and asset manager specializing in public and community infrastructure, announced today that it has reached financial close for the Elazig Integrated Health Campus PPP Project.

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News S&P Global Market Intelligence Ranks Largest 100 Banks in the World

The world’s five largest banks are all based in Asia, and China-headquartered banks made up the top four, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence’s latest global bank rankings.

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News IM Square passes a new milestone in its development

iM Square invests in one the most successful fixed-income management firms in the US, Dolan McEniry Capital Management. iM Square begins the construction of a European distribution network

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News Deutsche Bank reaches agreement with European Commission as part of a collective settlement on interbank offered rates

Deutsche Bank announced today that, as part of a collective settlement, it has reached agreement with the European Commission on a resolution of its investigations into the submission of interbank offered rates.

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News Stress test questions hover over German, Austrian banks

The generally high capital and strong asset quality of banks in Germany, France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Austria should be underscored by the European Banking Authority’s 2016 stress test, yet significant weaknesses could still emerge, especially among German and (...)

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News 52% of HNW assets are placed in discretionary mandates, providing a growth opportunity for “robo-advisors”

When approaching wealth managers for investment management, high net worth (HNW) individuals are more likely to opt for discretionary mandates over other services, according to financial services research and insight firm Verdict (...)

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News USD 2 trillion in investments back Green Bonds to tap USD 100 trillion bond market for climate solutions

Investors representing over two trillion dollars of assets under management as of September 23, issued an Investor Statement on Green Bonds and Climate Bonds, committing to grow a global market in the financing of climate change solutions. At the same a group of 13 (...)

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News SNL Financial Report: Italy eyes €100B bad bank solution to NPL woes

Italian banks’ nonperforming loans represent one of the key challenges to the country’s weak recovery. The Bank of Italy has suggested a €100 billion bad bank.

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News Meridiam announces financial close on maryland purple line light rail transit project

Meridiam announced today that its team, Purple Line Transit Partners, LLC comprised of Meridiam, Fluor Enterprises Inc., and Star America Purple Line, LLC, has reached financial close to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Purple Line project for the Maryland (...)

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News The market for catastrophe bonds (« Cat bonds ») remains dynamic!

Over the 12 months, the market for Cat bonds - bonds issued by securitization structure to refinance insurance risks related to natural disaster - remains dynamic, both in terms of volume and performance...

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News French Legion of Honour awarded to Nicole El Karoui

Nicole El Karoui, a mathematics professor and expert on probability, received, on October 15th 2006, the French Legion of Honour for her pioneering work in the field of mathematics applied to finance.

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News ORIX completes acquisition of Robeco

ORIX Corporation (ORIX), Coöperatieve Centrale Raiffeisen-Boerenleenbank B.A., (Rabobank) and Robeco Groep N.V. (Robeco) announce, further to the press release dated February 19th, 2013 and earlier than expected, that the acquisition of Robeco by ORIX has been completed. ORIX (...)

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News EIB approves EUR 10 billion of new EIB loans and launches European Fund for Strategic Investments with European Commission

New investment for strategic infrastructure across Europe and around the world, including road, rail, ports, inland waterways, and airports, were amongst nearly EUR 10 billion of new lending approved this week by the Board of Europe’s long-term lending institution, the (...)

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News Institutional investor appetite is back for quant funds

The recent CTA performances encourage institutional investors to more closely monitor this type of hedge fund. Thus, according to Preqin, 52% of them wish to increase their exposure to this type of alternative strategy this year (vs 14% last (...)

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