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February 27

Opinion Riding a global earnings upswing

Upbeat global earnings are confirming that the benefits of reflation − rising wages, growth and inflation − are spreading beyond the U.S. We see room for more upside for corporate profits, especially in Europe and (...)

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Hines global reit sells brindleyplace assets in UK

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CPR AM has recently launched CPR Invest – Global Disruptive Opportunities | A look back at an accelerating phenomenon: disruption

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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…

Total Return Derivatives : Can Repo Emerge as a New Asset Class? | Index Total Return Futures (TRF) : Listed solution for implied equity repo trading via EURO STOXX 50® Index Total Return Futures (TESX)

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Euronext launches Europe’s first index dedicated to Family Businesses—Euronext® Family Business Index

LO Fund - All Roads Multi-Asset: a secure multi asset fund

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February 1

Opinion Hour of truth comes for the flexible funds industry

According to Tarek Issaoui, Head of Cross Asset Flexible Solutions at THEAM, coming months and years will most probably see more differentiation between the performance of flexible funds. As diversification benefits become less important, drawdown management will develop (...)

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EURO STOXX 50® Index implied repo trading at Eurex

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Michèle Lacroix : “SCOR has strengthened its teams to invest more heavily in bank loans”

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News ERI Scientific Beta makes comprehensive carbon reporting available free of charge for all indices

ERI Scientific Beta has announced an expansion of the Scientific Beta platform’s analytics capabilities, available with immediate effect from February 2017. Notably, within the context of ERI Scientific Beta’s environmental initiatives, the carbon metrics, have been extended (...)

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Opinion Opportunities in Mexico despite Trump

I recently met with a number of companies in Mexico. Obviously it is a very topical time to be in that part of the world, given everything President Trump has said and done to shift the tone of the US’s relationship with its southern neighbour. I came away from the trip (...)

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News Natixis Asset Management pledges commitment to carbon neutral strategy

Natixis Asset Management aims to be one of the main players in a more sustainable capitalist economy and this responsibility applies not only to its operations as an asset manager, but also to the way the company runs on a daily (...)

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News Risk Assets on the Rise and Supportive Alpha: a Nice Cocktail for Hedge Funds

Markets have gone back and forth while assessing the prospects for Trump’s economic plans and the timing of U.S. rate hikes. Last week, risk assets in DM and EM progressed, stirred by supportive data and Trump’s plans to unveil a “phenomenal” tax policy. Most hedge funds headed (...)

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Note Global Pension Assets Study 2017

The 2017 Global Pension Assets Study covers 22 major pension markets (the P22), which total USD 36,435 billion in pension assets and account for 62.0% of the GDP of these economies. China, Finland and Italy were added to this year’s study. A deeper analysis was performed for (...)

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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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News Follow The Flow: Reflation (flows) is here

According to BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, Inflows continued across IG short-dated and HY funds in Europe. Investors are adding yield shifting away from duration risk. Last week’s flows >>> HG: +$920mn / HY: +$287mn / Equities: (...)

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Opinion So long, bond bull market

According to Jim Cielinski, Global Head of Fixed Income, Columbia Threadneedle, Key drivers shaping bond markets have changed. Keeping a global perspective and knowing which macro signals to watch for can help you prepare for changes in bond (...)

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News Deutsche AM enters ESG corporate bond ETF market

Deutsche Asset Management (Deutsche AM) has created a fixed income ETF to provide investors with environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG)-focused exposure to the euro-denominated corporate bond market.

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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 (...)

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News ERI Scientific Beta makes comprehensive carbon reporting available free of charge for all indices

ERI Scientific Beta has announced an expansion of the Scientific Beta platform’s analytics capabilities, available with immediate effect from February 2017. Notably, within the context of ERI Scientific Beta’s environmental initiatives, the carbon metrics, have been extended (...)

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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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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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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 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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Opinion Protecting against Protectionism : Why is deglobalisation gaining momentum and what should investors do about it?

The headwinds to globalisation are more structural than cyclical, which means those in favour of open markets have a serious challenge to overcome.

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Note According to ETFGI ETFs and ETPs globally have gathered a record 199.0 billion US dollars in net new assets through the end of Q3 2014

ETFGI’s research finds ETFs and ETPs globally have gathered a record 199.0 billion US dollars in net new assets through the end of Q3 2014, surpassing the previous high of US$185.8 Bn set in the first three quarters of (...)

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Stories Edouard Carmignac: the art of swimming against the current.

His investment fund, Carmignac Gestion, has experienced spectacular growth since the 2008 crisis.

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News Risk Assets on the Rise and Supportive Alpha: a Nice Cocktail for Hedge Funds

Markets have gone back and forth while assessing the prospects for Trump’s economic plans and the timing of U.S. rate hikes. Last week, risk assets in DM and EM progressed, stirred by supportive data and Trump’s plans to unveil a “phenomenal” tax policy. Most hedge funds headed (...)

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Product What is CPPI (Constant Proportion Portfolio Insurance)?

CPPI or Constant Proportion Portfolio Insurance is a dynamic management technique that ensures a minimum guaranteed amount to an investor at the time of maturity

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Smart Beta

Special focus on Smart Beta & Factor Investing : Diversified Equity Factor Investing | Smart Beta positionning and outlook within current asset management framework | Risk factor investing | Growing interest from investors in Smart Beta ETFs (...)

Solvency II

Solvency II: What is the impact of Solvency II for asset allocation? | Using of hedging strategies for portfolios via derivatives | Internal model or a standard model

Alternative Risk Premia

Alternative Risk Premia: Alternative Risk Premia strategies | Using Risk Premia for a true diversified portfolio | Investors Increase Pressure on Hedge Funds to Lower Fees | Combining différent styles for risk premia (...)

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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