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February 20

News French Credits – En Garde!

According to BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research report Euro credit is currently 85% correlated by moves in OAT spreads now and French elections matter a lot for credit as there is Eur 410bn of French IG debt outstanding. So far French IG credits have widened 6bp since early (...)

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February 16

News CalPERS’ Board Approves Five-Year Strategic Plan

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) Board of Administration today approved a new five-year strategic plan that will serve as a blueprint for meeting the investment, retirement, and health benefit needs of members and their families into the (...)

February 15

News BofA Merrill Lynch February Fund Manager Survey finds macro optimism surging

Macro optimism is surging, with 23% of investors saying they expect a “boom” (above trend growth and inflation) compared to 1% one year ago. Meanwhile, 43% said they expect “secular stagnation” (below trend growth and inflation), down sharply from 88% one year (...)

February 15

News Solactive launches Solactive SuperRegion Select Index

Solactive AG, the German multi-asset class index provider, announces the release of the Solactive SuperRegion Select Index. The new launch consists of a smart beta concept incorporating high dividend yield shares that also exhibit low historical volatility from Asia, Europe (...)

February 14

News Value Stocks Lose Steam But Active Managers Stay Afloat

Value stocks have lost steam in early 2017 as market exuberance faded and investors reappraised the risks of trade wars. The renewed underperformance of value stocks has taken many investors by surprise as it follows a sharp rebound in the last quarter of (...)

February 14

News Nomura’s NEXT FUNDS Nikkei 225 High Dividend Yield Stock 50 Index Exchange Traded Fund Lists on Tokyo Stock Exchange

Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd., the core company within the Asset Management Division of the Nomura Group, today listed the “NEXT FUNDS Nikkei 225 High Dividend Yield Stock 50 Index Exchange Traded Fund" on the Tokyo Stock (...)

February 14

News Middle Eastern banks are meeting the challenges of digital transformation

Efma’s new ’Retail Banking in the Middle East’ Review outlines how financial institutions in the region are making headway when it comes to digital transformation

February 13

News Chinese Bond Stress Shows Money Fund Liquidity Risk

Recent volatility in the Chinese bond markets and the impact on some local money funds highlight the challenges for fund liquidity management when market conditions deteriorate, despite recent reforms, Fitch Ratings (...)

February 13

News The Trump Administration Poses Risks to Global Sovereigns

The Trump Administration represents a risk to international economic conditions and global sovereign credit fundamentals, Fitch Ratings says. US policy predictability has diminished, with established international communication channels and relationship norms being set (...)

February 8

News AnaCap to acquire €177 million loan portfolio from Barclays

AnaCap Financial Partners (“AnaCap”), the specialist European financial services private equity firm, has announced the signing of an agreement to acquire a portfolio of Italian performing and non-performing corporate secured loans from (...)

February 7

News Fixed Income Arbitrage Thrives As Bond Yields Rise

Bond yields continued to edge higher over the recent weeks on the back of stronger economic data and higher inflationary pressures. The rise in bond yields was more pronounced in Europe than in the U.S. across the curve, which contributed to the appreciation of the Euro vs. (...)

January 25

News Agence France Trésor announced the successful launch of the first French sovereign green bond

Today, Agence France Trésor announced the successful launch of the first French sovereign green bond with a maturity of 22 years. The Green OAT 1.75% 25 June 2039 issuance amount was €7bn, making it the largest and longest-dated green bond ever (...)

January 25

News Hedge Fund Returns Reach Three-Year High in 2016

The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark posted returns of 7.40% in 2016, marking the best performance year for the industry since 2013 and more than tripling the gains made through 2015 (+2.03%). Despite a volatile start to the year which caused some performance (...)

January 24

News Mount Street acquires portfolio management subsidiary from EAA

Mount Street is pleased to announce the successful agreement with Erste Abwicklungsanstalt (EAA) to acquire EAA Portfolio Advisors (EPA). At the end of 2009, EAA was created as the Asset Management Company/"bad bank” to manage the assets of the former WestLB (...)

January 23

News Robeco announces name changes for Lux-o-rente and Flex-o-rente

Robeco announced that it intends to change the name of Robeco Lux-o-rente to Robeco QI Global Dynamic Duration, and Robeco Flex-o-rente to Robeco QI Long/Short Dynamic Duration. Robeco Emerging Lux-o-rente Local Currency will be named Robeco QI Emerging Markets Dynamic (...)

January 23

News The Mirova Core Infrastructure Fund (“MCIF”) takes 85% stake in parking concessions which own nearly 4478 off-street and 2030 on-street parking spaces in France

Mirova, a wholly owned subsidiary of Natixis Asset Management dedicated to responsible investment, is pleased to announce that its EUR 700M fund dedicated to brownfield regulated infrastructures in Continental Europe, MCIF, has completed the purchase of a majority stake in (...)

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News BofA Merrill Lynch February Fund Manager Survey finds macro optimism surging

Macro optimism is surging, with 23% of investors saying they expect a “boom” (above trend growth and inflation) compared to 1% one year ago. Meanwhile, 43% said they expect “secular stagnation” (below trend growth and inflation), down sharply from 88% one year (...)

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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 Ecuador’s Budget Cuts and China Loans Mitigate Oil Risks

The Ecuadorian government’s announcement of cuts to the 2015 budget and new Chinese loans signals how the authorities are responding to the fiscal and financing challenges of lower oil prices, Fitch Ratings says.

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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 GIC completes €2.4 billion acquisition of P3 - one of the largest property deals in 2016

GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, has completed the purchase of P3, one of the a leading pan-European owners, developers and managers of logistics properties, from TPG Real Estate and Ivanhoé Cambridge...

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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 AnaCap signs agreement to acquire leading German Payment Service Provider Heidelpay

AnaCap Financial Partners (“AnaCap”), the specialist European financial services private equity firm, has today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire a controlling stake in Heidelpay, a leading German online payment service provider (PSP). As part (...)

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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 MST selects CACEIS as depositary for two closed-end ship funds

CACEIS will be acting as depositary for the first two mutual ship funds under the German KAGB investment act. The two closed-end funds, “MS Marguerita” and “MS Tanja”, will both be managed by “MST AIFM Eins Fondsmanager GmbH”, which is the investment management company of “MST (...)

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News Nomura’s NEXT FUNDS Nikkei 225 High Dividend Yield Stock 50 Index Exchange Traded Fund Lists on Tokyo Stock Exchange

Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd., the core company within the Asset Management Division of the Nomura Group, today listed the “NEXT FUNDS Nikkei 225 High Dividend Yield Stock 50 Index Exchange Traded Fund" on the Tokyo Stock (...)

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News TOM MTF welcomes Mint Tower as a new Member

Mint Tower Capital Management (‘Mint Tower’) has become a Member on TOM MTF as of 6 May 2016. The participation of a sophisticated hedge fund like Mint Tower on TOM MTF signals the progress the platform is making in facilitating institutional options (...)

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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 Agence France Trésor announced the successful launch of the first French sovereign green bond

Today, Agence France Trésor announced the successful launch of the first French sovereign green bond with a maturity of 22 years. The Green OAT 1.75% 25 June 2039 issuance amount was €7bn, making it the largest and longest-dated green bond ever (...)

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News ING to sell stake in ING-BOB Life to BNP Paribas Cardif

ING announced today that it has agreed to sell its 50% stake in its Chinese insurance joint venture ING-BOB Life Insurance Company to BNP Paribas Cardif, the insurance arm of BNP Paribas.

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News ’Jury still out’ on too-big-to-fail as G-SIB capital lags smaller banks

Despite years of official efforts to end the problem of banks that are too big to fail, many of the world’s biggest and most systemically important institutions have less capital put aside than smaller lenders — an anomaly causing concern to (...)

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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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