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September 20

News Gilt wobbles fuel Global Macro strategies

Mounting signals that the latest leg of the bond market rally has started to reverse fueled hedge fund strategies last week. Most recent inflation prints outpaced expectations both in the U.S. and the U.K., as consumer prices rose +1.9% and +2.9% year-over-year in August, (...)

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Christian Vollmuth joins Solactive as Chief Risk Officer

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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

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Jupiter expands EMD offering with Short Duration Bond fund launch

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BlackRock launches diversified commodities ETF

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July 20

Strategy Anne Le Borgne : “Our international equity thematic fund, Amundi Funds CPR Global Lifestyles aims to tap into the boom in multi-generational well-being.”

Well-being and self-actualisation are structural societal trends whose growth potential CPR AM, a well-regarded thematic manager, wants to tap into.

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China-US détente eases investor fears

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Listed infrastructure is #fake_infra

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Opinion Gold, mines and natural resources: Acceleration in momentum

After testing the $1200/oz. support in early July ($1204.7/oz. on 10 July), the gold price once again took on the psychological resistance level of $1300/oz. It brushed up against this barrier once, on 18 August ($1301/oz.), but not until late in the month did it cross it at (...)

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News 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

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 globally have increased 35.5% in the first 8 months of the (...)

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Strategy Concentrated long-short investing to achieve absolute return

According to Amit Kumar and Ashish Kochar, US Equity Portfolio Manager at Columbia Threadneedle Investment, investor caution on market outlook places increased focus on generating alpha. Long-short equity portfolios have the potential to generate greater alpha as individual (...)

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

According to BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, average cash balance continues to be a key element preventing a sell signal, dipping to 4.8% in September but still above the past 10-year average of 4.5%

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Note Active Managers Enjoyed Improved Performance In Q2 According To New Study By Lyxor

Lyxor Asset Management’s latest study into active manager performance shows 55% of them beat their benchmarks in the second quarter of 2017. That’s a significant improvement on results at the end of last year, when only 28% outperformed, and above the 52% of (...)

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Note State Street Study Reveals Asset Owners’ Increasing Appetite for Illiquid Assets is Driving Interest in Co-Investment

State Street Corporation announced the findings from its latest study, A New Climate for Growth: Adapting Models to Thrive, which reveals asset owners are gaining scale through consolidation and co-investment;

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People Moves Henri de Castries to Join General Atlantic as Chairman of Europe

General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, announced today that Henri de Castries, former Chairman and CEO of AXA Group has joined General Atlantic as Chairman of Europe and special advisor.

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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 (...)

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Regulation ESMA sees valuation risk at highest levels due to financial weakness and geopolitical uncertainty

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)’s latest report on Trends, Risks and Vulnerabilities No. 2, 2017 (TRV) identifies high asset price valuations as the major risk for European financial markets in the second half of (...)

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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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Stories How Nick Leeson caused the collapse of Barings Bank

In 1995, the financial markets were shaken by a massive scandal. Barings, one of the most prestigious banks in the United Kingdom is bankrupt following losses caused by Nick Leeson, one of its traders, aged 28 (...)

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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 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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Stories Capital Fund Management: Simply the best?

Discus Fund, one of CFM flagship funds, posted 23 percent year-to-date positive returns as of october end, the best performance amongst all the global systematic funds. This is the confirmation the know-how of the French manager which has shown exceptional trackrecords for (...)

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Reading A fractal view of the markets, Benoit Mandelbrot

In an uncompromising book, Benoit Mandelbrot, French graduate from Ecole Polytechnique, denounces the inconsistency of the orthodox theory of finance and presents his fractal vision of the markets

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Product How to develop a quantitative model for stock picking ?

Cyrille Collet, Christian Lopez and Alexander Decoene from CPR AM show us how to make static combinations of factors to create a model for stock picking on a given universe ...

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Salary & Bonus The Billionaire Financiers

In spite of the economic crisis, almost half of the 45 new entrants on the Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans, have made their fortunes in Hedge Funds and Private Equity. Next Finance carries out a survey on (...)

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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 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

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 globally have increased 35.5% in the first 8 months of the (...)

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Stories Peter Cruddas, 2007 richest selfmade man in the City and U.K entrepreneur of the year

Launched with just £ 10 000 by Cruddas 18 years ago, CMC Markets has managed to develop its business on the derivatives market to private investors and is now a major global brokers on CFD ...

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Special Focus on Multi-asset funds: Prevent structural asset allocation biases to improve responsiveness, Allocation strategy for 2017, Multi-Asset Funds Face Investors Scrutiny on Flexibility…

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Special focus on Smart Beta & Factor Investing : Beta positionning and outlook within current asset management framework | Risk factor investing | Factors Value, Momentum, Low Volatility, Quality | Smart Beta and Low Carbon | Smart Beta and (...)

Gestion Action

Gestion Action – Comment investir dans les actions thématiques ? Small Caps, Growth, Value, Momentum, High Dividend, Equity Europe Income Defensive... Quel style de gestion pour quel rendement/risque ? La bulle sur les stratégies à faible volatilité est-elle en train d’éclater (...)

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Special ISR : Facteurs de risques ESG | Green Bonds | European Social Bond | Noir comme du charbon, vraiment ? | Transition énergétique et écologique…

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