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September 18

News ETFGI reports assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe have increased 28.3% in 2017 to reach a new record of US$734 billion at the end of August

ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported today that assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe have increased 28.3% in the first 8 months...

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ETFGI reports assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally have increased 35.3% in 2017 to reach a new record US$4.8 trillion at the end of August

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BofA Merrill Lynch September Fund Manager Survey finds global risk appetite has room to grow

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September 13

News CNP Assurances invests in MyNotary, the first French collaborative platform for real estate sales

On the occasion of a fund-raising operation totalling €1 million, CNP Assurances bought a stake in MyNotary, the first French online collaborative co-construction platform in real estate through its Corporate Venture programme Open (...)

September 12

News QuantHouse announces the launch of its ‘qh API Ecosystem’ initiative designed to be the API Store for the Quants

QuantHouse, the independent global provider of end-to-end high performance market data and trading through API based technologies, today announced the launch of its ‘qh API Ecosystem’.

September 11

News Genstar Capital, in Partnership with Management, Announces Acquisition of Institutional Shareholder Services from Vestar Capital Partners

Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS), a leading provider of corporate governance and responsible investment solutions to financial market participants, announced that Genstar Capital has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ISS from Vestar Capital Partners (...)

September 6

News Event-driven takes asummer break

For the first time since October 2016, the monthly performance of Event-Driven funds was in negative territory. The strategy remains nonetheless the stellar performer in 2017, up 5.7% year to date according to the Lyxor Event Driven Broad (...)

September 5

News Nomura Publishes Nomura High-yield J-REIT Index

Nomura Securities Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nomura Holdings, Inc., today announced that it will publish a new index named the Nomura High-yield JREIT Index. The index is a non-market cap weighted index comprising J-REIT stocks with a high expected dividend (...)

September 5

News Euronext expands into new countries to support the growth of european tech SMEs

Euronext launches a European Tech SME initiative beyond its core domestic markets, opening offices in four new countries – Germany, Italy, Spain and Switzerland – and deploying teams on the ground to work collaboratively with local (...)

August 28

News Unigestion to absorb all investment research costs to the benefit of clients

Unigestion, the boutique asset manager that focuses on providing risk-managed investment solutions, today announces that it will pay for all investment research on behalf of its clients in line with the upcoming Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) (...)

August 28

News CalPERS Expands Engagement for Greater Diversity on Corporate Boards to More Than 500 U.S. Companies

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System has sent letters to 504 companies in the Russell 3000 Index regarding diversity on their board of directors. The letters outline the growing evidence that board diversity has a positive economic impact on business (...)

August 28

News Summer Air-Pocket

Intensifying stress over North Korea boosted most safe havens while dragging risk assets. VIX rocketed up, DM govies yields retraced, credit spreads widened, and gold progressed. This move quickly reversed upon signs of (...)

August 24

News Novo Holdings A/S Selects SimCorp Dimension as its Front to Back Investment Management Platform

SimCorp, a leading provider of investment management solutions and services to the global financial services industry, today announced that Novo Holdings A/S, a holding and investment company, owned by the Novo Nordisk Foundation, has selected SimCorp Dimension as its new (...)

August 22

News Unigestion expands its fund distribution network by joining the MFEX platform

Unigestion, the boutique asset manager that focuses on providing its clients with risk-managed investment solutions, today announces that it has significantly expanded its fund distribution network by joining the MFEX (...)

August 22

News Euro appreciation catches global macro off guard

The dollar continued to depreciate against major currencies over the recent weeks, in a context where the U.S. administration has struggled to gain reform momentum in the health care and fiscal areas.

August 16

News Moody’s: European asset management firms increased total assets in 2016; advisory fees fell

While stronger US and European equity markets helped European asset management firms to increase their assets under management (AUM) in 2016, they were unable to prevent a decline in advisory fee revenues, Moody’s Investors Service said in a (...)

August 16

News Merger of Aberdeen Asset Management and Standard Life completes

The merger of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC and Standard Life plc has completed today to form Standard Life Aberdeen plc, one of the world’s largest investment companies with assets under administration of £670 billion (€737 billion, US$871 billion). The deal between the two (...)

August 16

News Euronext closes acquisition of FastMatch

Euronext today announces it has completed the acquisition of c.90% of FastMatch, the fastest growing Electronic Communication Network (“ECN”) in the spot foreign exchange market, after having received regulatory and anti-trust (...)

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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 Euro surpasses RMB in traditional trade finance

Since the launch of the first SWIFT RMB Tracker in November 2011, the RMB has shown stellar growth for payments, whilst RMB usage by value in traditional trade finance – letters of credit and collections – has been decreasing since 2014. The Chinese currency is now the (...)

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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 ETFGI reports assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally reach a new record of 4.168 trillion US dollars at the end of first half of 2017

ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered a record amount of US$63.57 Bn in net inflows in June and a record level of US$347.70 Bn in year to date net inflows. At this point last year there were net inflows of just US$123.55 (...)

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News European Smart Beta ETF market flows accelerated in Q1 2017 at EUR1.8bn.

Total Assets under Management are up 11% vs. the end of 2016, reaching EUR 31.8 billion and including a positive market impact (+4.2%). Net New Assets into Smart Beta ETFs have already reached a quarter of the record high EUR7bn figure reached in (...)

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News Qatar Investment Authority to Sell 40 pct of Santander Brasil Stake

Qatar Investment Authority ("QIA") announced the launch of a secondary public offering of its American depositary shares ("ADSs") of Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. ("Santander Brasil") (NYSE: BSBR).

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News John Paulson has lost nearly $ 500 million betting on Sino-Forest

Paulson & co and many other fund management companies have been caught by the markets after the revelations about Sino-Forest real wealth. Is it a lesson taught to the funds invested in shares of companies expected to capture growth in emerging markets (...)

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News QuantHouse announces the launch of its ‘qh API Ecosystem’ initiative designed to be the API Store for the Quants

QuantHouse, the independent global provider of end-to-end high performance market data and trading through API based technologies, today announced the launch of its ‘qh API Ecosystem’.

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News iShares leads global ETF industry with record inflows of $140bn Growth in 2016 powered by moves into bond, Core and smart beta ETFs

BlackRock, Inc.’s iShares business led the global ETF industry in 2016, winning a record $140bn in new flows, powered by moves into bond, Core and smart beta ETFs. Representing 13% organic growth, iShares 2016 flows reflect the global scale, diverse product range and (...)

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News Swiss Re’s insurance outlook for 2015 sees growth opportunities for insurers in a difficult environment

The global economy is expected to strengthen modestly next year, according to Swiss Re’s latest publication, "Global insurance review 2014 and outlook 2015/16". Non-life insurance premiums are expected to grow 2.8% in 2015, supported by strong economic activity in emerging (...)

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News IFC, Amundi to Create World’s Largest Green-Bond Fund Dedicated to Emerging Markets

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Amundi, a leading European Asset Manager, today agreed to create the largest green-bond fund dedicated to emerging markets—a $2 billion initiative that aims to deepen local capital markets and expand financing for climate (...)

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News The Flow Show: Cash at record low as Active revives

According to Bank of America, Biggest inflow to active equity funds in 2.5 years, Private client cash falls to record low as % of assets and Icarus continues in absence of Obamacare-payroll/Occupy Silicon Valley (...)

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News Will the new interest rate of PEL (french housing savings plan) be a booster for the CMS spread market?

As the market of spreads on Constant Maturity Swaps (CMS) had been reducing to almost nothing since the crisis, the new valuation methodology of PEL could be a booster ...

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News iShares S&P 500 becomes the largest ETF in Europe

The fund was traded every day during 2010, with an average spread consistently below 10 basis points...

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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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