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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 (...)

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Merger of Aberdeen Asset Management and Standard Life completes

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Euronext closes acquisition of FastMatch

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August 8

News Follow The Flow: Vol under control = strong inflows into IG getting even stronger

According to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, with rates vol remaining at low levels, and rates uncertainty contained, investors reached for yield. Credit spreads will keep squeezing tighter, as long as these inflows (...)

August 4

News Merger Arbitrage leads the pack in july

Risk assets were once again on the rise in July and several asset classes broke records. Last week, the S&P 500 reached an all-time high, while the spot VIX index reached an all-time low. The MSCI World (net total return local currency index) is up for the ninth month in (...)

July 27

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 (...)

July 25

News AnaCap Financial Europe completes €325 million senior secured floating rate

AnaCap Financial Partners (“AnaCap”), the specialist European financial services private equity firm, is pleased to announce the successful offering by AnaCap Financial Europe S.A. SICAV-RAIF (“AFE”) of €325 million of senior secured floating rate notes due (...)

July 24

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 (...)

July 24

News UV Germi lists on Euronext to finance growth

UV Germi, specialised in the design and manufacture of ultraviolet-based decontamination solutions for water, air and surfaces, listed on Euronext Growth in Paris.

July 21

News BofA Merrill Lynch July Fund Manager Survey finds cash is king as investors walk the line

According to BofA Merrill Lynch July Fund Manager Survey, average cash balance dips to 4.9% from 5.0% last month, still above the 10-year average of 4.5%; investors note they are overweight cash due to their bearish view on the markets (25%) and preference for cash over (...)

July 21

News More balanced ahead of the summer

Risk assets range-traded before rallying after Yellen’s dovish testimony before Congress and amid positive economic prints in the U.S. and Eurozone. Releases in the U.S. suggested healthy activity and job growth.

July 18

News CalPERS Reports Preliminary 11.2 Percent Investment Return For Fiscal Year 2016-17

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System today reported a preliminary 11.2 percent net return on investments for the 12-month period that ended June 30, 2017. CalPERS assets at the end of the fiscal year stood at more than $323 (...)

July 18

News Eurofins announces the potential launch of a new senior EUR 500m bond on the back of strong M&A activity

Eurofins Scientific SE (EUFI.PA, unrated), a global leader in bioanalytical testing, announces the potential launch of an offering for a EUR 500m seven year senior unsecured bond, maturing in 2024, subject to market (...)

July 12

News Euronext acquires majority stake in iBabs

Euronext announces the closing of the acquisition of a 60% stake in iBabs, a leading Dutch provider of dematerialised board portal solutions for corporates and public organisations , for a consideration of €30.1 (...)

July 12

News Launch of LiquidShare, the European blockchain fintech for SME post-trade

BNP Paribas, CACEIS, Caisse des Dépôts, Euroclear, Euronext, S2iEM and Société Générale with the support of Paris EUROPLACE announce the creation of the European fintech venture LiquidShare.

July 12

News QuantHouse launches algo-trading stress testing solution from Interxion London

QuantHouse, the leading independent global provider of end-to-end systematic trading solutions including innovative market data services, algo trading platform and infrastructure solutions, today announced the launch of its algo-trading stress testing solution to help (...)

July 7

News Paris EUROPLACE welcomes the announcement of a package of significant measures by PM Edouard Philippe to enhance the attractiveness of the Paris Financial Centre in the context of Brexit

Consistent with the expectations of investors and international financial companies identified by Paris EUROPLACE, these measures concern in the first instance the improvement of infrastructures...

July 7

News First real blockchain transaction completed in fund distribution

Natixis Asset Management, a leading affiliate of Natixis Global Asset Management, has revealed that investors have successfully purchased shares in Natixis AM’s funds through the blockchain-powered fund distribution platform for fund managers, (...)

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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 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 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 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 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 Axioma Completes the Acquisition of ConceptONE’s Risk-Reporting Unit

Axioma reported the completion of its previously announced acquisition of the risk-reporting unit of ConceptONE, a global provider of back-office investment services. The transaction follows Axioma’s acquisition of ConceptONE’s regulatory-reporting unit in March. Terms were (...)

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News BlackRock completes final close of largest global wind and solar fund

BlackRock Real Assets has completed the final close for its Global Renewable Power II fund (“GRP II”) with $1.65 billion in commitments secured from 67 institutional investors in North America, Europe and Asia...

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News Natixis Asset Management to test blockchain with FundsDLT

Natixis Asset Management, a leading affiliate of Natixis Global Asset Management announced it started testing the FundsDLT blockchain-powered platform for fund managers

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News ING to pay EUR 1.125 billion to Dutch State on 6 November 2013

ING announced today that it has notified the Dutch State of its intention to pay EUR 1.125 billion on 6 November 2013.

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News Quant funds in turmoil

With the losses recorded by one fund of top quant manager, Renaissance Technologies, and three other funds of Goldman Sachs, the quantitative management industry might be facing its first real crisis.

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News European ETF Market flows continued their positive trend in February 2017

Net New Assets (NNA) during this month amounted to EUR9.4bn, nearly twice the one-year average of EUR4.9bn. Total Assets under Management are up 7% vs. the end of 2016, reaching EUR551bn, including a market impact of (...)

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News The Government Pension Fund Global returned 15.9 percent in 2013, due principally to strong stock markets

Equity investments returned 26.3 percent, fixed-income investments produced a zero return, and real estate investments returned 11.8 percent. The return was 1.0 percentage point higher than on the benchmark indices the fund is measured (...)

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News SGSS et Oddo Services mandated by Convictions AM

Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) and Oddo Services have been mandated by Convictions Asset Management to provide custody account-keeping services for the launch of its new discretionary management activity.

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News Carlyle made his first investment in sub-Saharan

The Pembani Remgro Infrastructure Fund, The Carlyle Group and Standard Chartered Private Equity Invest $210m in Export Trading Group, a Global Agricultural Supply Chain Manager…

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News CalPERS Joins Large Investors Calling for Green Bond Market Principles

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) has joined an investor group of existing and potential green bond buyers calling on the green bond market to adhere to a set of principles that provide greater clarity on eligibility, disclosure, transparency, and (...)

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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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