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May 22

News CalPERS Investment Office Saves Millions in Expenses over Six-Year Period; More Cost Effective than Peers

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) today reported annual ongoing fees and expenses for its investment operations have declined by approximately $402 million since fiscal year 2010-11. The annual CEM Benchmarking survey also found that CalPERS is a (...)

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Bloomberg Launches New RMB Bond Suite For Global Investors

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QNB Suisse SA appoints Societe Generale Securities Services in Ireland for its pioneer UCITS-compliant umbrella fund

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May 18

News Euronext modernises its markets to support growth of european companies

Euronext today announced several innovating measures to facilitate market access for mid-caps. The new measures will take effect on 19 June 2017, and confirm Euronext’s role as a financing partner for European businesses at each step of their (...)

May 16

News European ETF Market Trends - April 2017 in brief

European ETF market flows slowed down substantially in April 2017. Net New Assets (NNA) during the month amounted to EUR4.4bn, the lowest since December 2016. Total Assets under Management are up 11% vs. the end of 2016, reaching EUR572bn, including a positive market impact (...)

May 12

News New strategy to transform Generali’s asset management business for long-term value creation

Asset management unit to broaden investment capabilities and enlarge product offering to reach €500bn of assets under management by 2020. New target of €300million per annum for the net result of the asset management unit by 2020 adding €150million to the Group’s net profit. (...)

May 11

News ETFGI reports assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally break through the 4 trillion US dollar milestone at the end of April 2017

The Global ETF/ETP industry had 6,835 ETFs/ETPs, with 12,892 listings, assets of US$4.002 trillion, from 313 providers listed on 68 exchanges in 56 countries at the end of April 2017, according to preliminary data from ETFGI’s April 2017 (...)

May 11

News CalPERS Urges Investors to Vote for Climate Change Reporting at Occidental Petroleum

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) is calling fellow shareowners of Occidental Petroleum, the international oil and gas company, to vote in favor of a proxy ballot resolution requiring the company to report on environmental risks and opportunities (...)

May 5

News Exit Frexit: Special Situations and CTAs take the Podium

All strategies were up last week. Hedge funds captured the upside which was a function of the protections implemented ahead of the French vote. Special Situations outperformed, as their cyclical and turnaround positions surged. CTAs’ strong long equity exposure offset losses (...)

May 5

News Reinvestment Fund Issues $50 Million in Impact Investment Bonds

Oversubscribed, CDFI Bond Demand Affirms Interest in Socially Responsible Outcome at Competitive Market Rate

April 27

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 (...)

April 25

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 (...)

April 25

News Euronext Tech 40 Issuers outperform

This year, 12 new companies are entering in the new label composition, selected by a group of independent European experts, based on capital markets, economic and financial performance criteria. The companies are also added to the eponymous index, composed exclusively of the (...)

April 24

News The euro jumped by 1% this morning against the US dollar to 1.0836, while defensive assets dropped

The French OAT- German Bund yield spreads tighten by 16bps as market’s pricing in the likely outcome of Macron winning the elections as many French political leaders now support him in an effort to block the Far-right Le (...)

April 24

News Metori Capital Management selects QuantHouse’s QuantFACTORY to automate its trading portfolio

QuantHouse, the global provider of advanced trading solutions, today announced that Metori Capital Management has selected QuantFACTORY to automate its trading portfolio.

April 24

News Multilateral banks to deepen collaboration with private sector to boost inclusive, sustainable infrastructure

Leaders of the top multilateral development banks (MDBs) have agreed to deepen their collaboration to encourage private sector investment in vital infrastructure needed to support sustainable and inclusive economic growth throughout the (...)

April 24

News Allianz Invests in Lemonade

Lemonade, the insurance company powered by artificial intelligence and behavioral economics, today announced a strategic investment by Allianz, the world’s largest insurance company.

April 19

News Resilient Hedge Funds amid Political and Geopolitical Stress

The accumulation of (geo)political risks sent markets on the haven side. Ten days before the first French election round, the outcome remains ever more uncertain. The advance in polls of the two lead contenders is eroding. Meanwhile, the resilience of the center-right and (...)

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News ETFGI reports assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally break through the 4 trillion US dollar milestone at the end of April 2017

The Global ETF/ETP industry had 6,835 ETFs/ETPs, with 12,892 listings, assets of US$4.002 trillion, from 313 providers listed on 68 exchanges in 56 countries at the end of April 2017, according to preliminary data from ETFGI’s April 2017 (...)

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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 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 LGT Capital Partners to acquire European Capital

LGT Capital Partners Ltd., a leading alternative investment specialist, will acquire European Capital Fund Management Ltd. (European Capital), a London- and Paris-based private debt manager from companies controlled by Ares Management L.P. Subject to regulatory approvals, (...)

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News Crédit Agricole CIB to withdraw from equity derivatives and commodities activities.

The french bank unveils a new corporate and investment banking model centred on serving major clients and the closure of operations in 21 countries

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News BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey Finds Strong Sentiment Consolidating While Equity Valuations Retain Support

Confidence in a strong global economic outlook has consolidated while investors have indicated that they see support from current equity valuations after the recent rally, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey for (...)

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News Sarkozy wants major changes in commodities markets !

Sarkozy also told speculators to be prepared for big losses if they bet against the euro

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News World Bank and Nomura Promote Socially Responsible Impact Investing in Japan through World Bank Sustainable Development Bonds

The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD), rated Aaa/AAA, and Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. announced the launch of three World Bank Sustainable Development Bonds designed for Japanese retail (...)

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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 Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and EDHEC Business School

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management is teaming up with France’s EDHEC Business School to develop new research on risk allocation and goals based investing, the organizations announced few days ago...

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News SGSS in Italy mandated by BSI Wealth & Family SIM S.p.a.

SGSS in Italy (SGSS S.p.A.) has been appointed by BSI Wealth & Family SIM S.p.A. (BSI SIM) to provide personalised custody and settlement services.

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News CNP Assurances and Meridiam help finance the energy transition by launching Meridiam Transition

CNP Assurances, the leading personal insurer in France, operating in Europe and Latin America and the project organiser, along with management company Meridiam, announces the launch of the Meridiam Transition fund.

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News Emerise, emerging markets investors: Natixis Asset Management’s new Singapore-based division dedicated to emerging markets

Emerise manages a range of emerging markets equity funds to offer investment solutions combining long-term growth and portfolio diversification.

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News State Street Global Advisors Launches 10 SPDR ETFs on the Euronext Exchange

State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), the asset management arm of State Street Corporation, today announced that it has launched 10 World Sector SPDR Exchange Traded Funds on the Euronext Exchange.

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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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