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Interview Ten years on from the collapse of Lehman Brothers

According to Olaf Tölke, team leader, corporates, Scope Ratings, low interest rates are a major problem because they don’t reflect the true cost of risk. The result is that enterprises and individuals have taken on more and more debt simply because it is (...)

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Isabelle Bourcier : “Our ambitions is to grow in Smart Beta and SRI ETFs”

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Régis Pinguet : “The two criteria used to select ETFs are its assets under management and on the other hand its replication methodology.”

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December 2017

Interview Christophe Cattoir : “For our equity fund - weighing 10% of our assets - the trackers represent approximately 25% of our allocation”

Christophe Cattoir, head of asset management at M comme Mutuelle chooses firstly trackers with high quality of index replication. Secondly, he makes sure to choose top ETF providers because these products carry a counterparty (...)

December 2017

Interview Pieter Entius : « Eurex Market-on-Close (MOC) delivers a listed solution for basis trading »

Higher efficiency and less risk - Eurex Market-on-Close Futures are designed to deliver multiple benefits to a market that has so far been dominated by OTC trading. Pieter Entius, Head of Trading at Flow Traders, shares his insights what are the key drivers and benefits from (...)

November 2017

Interview Estelle Ménard : "The cycle of mergers and acquisitions is far from over"

Estelle Ménard, Deputy Head of Thematic Equities Management and Fund Manager of the fund CPR Invest–Europe Special Situations at CPR AM believes that an environment of long-term moderate growth is a strong driver for boosting both economic and financial restructuring (...)

October 2017

Interview Philippe Goubeault : « More than twenty percent of our total reserves are managed through a process based on non-financial criteria »

According to Philippe Goubeault, CFO of Agirc-Arrco, Responsible finance has become an essential part of its investment policy. As a result, all their request for proposals now include an SRI part.

October 2017

Interview Christian Carrega : « In the case of the Préfon-Retraite insurance contract, investment decisions comply with an SRI filter »

According to Christian Carrega, CEO of Préfon and President of Préfon-Distribution, in the case of the Préfon-Retraite insurance contract, investment decisions comply with an SRI filter and insurers that invest directly in securities pay attention to the rating of (...)

October 2017

Interview Fiona Reynolds : « The idea that sustainability equated to diminished returns has been steadily eroded with numerous studies »

Fiona Reynolds, Managing Director of the PRI (United Nations) gives us her point of view on SRI in the investment world. According to the idea that sustainability equated to diminished returns has been steadily eroded with numerous (...)

September 2017

Interview Julien Bras : « We have about one hundred securities, with 89 % of our assets invested in green bonds »

According to Julien Bras, co-fund manager of the Allianz Green Bond fund, the strategy invests primarily in green bonds issued by companies, government agencies and supranational entities...

July 2017

Interview RARE Infrastructure’s View on Trump’s infrastructure plan

According to Richard Elmslie, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Co-Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager, Trump’s administration needs to establish a framework that needs to be robust enough to provide the private equity and debt sufficient comfort that, over the life of (...)

July 2017

Interview Aude Lerivrain : « Can we invest in the chinese banking sector without worries? »

According to Aude Lerivrain, Head of Credit Research at CPR AM, we are seeing in the Chinese banking system many of the early warning signs of the major banking crises of recent years (in the US, Ireland and Spain)...

December 2016

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

According to Michèle Lacroix, Head of Group Investment Office at SCOR, for several years, equity exposure has been strongly reduced in the group investment portfolio in contrast to its bank loan exposure...

December 2016

Interview Marie Lemarie : “We have halved our equity exposures between 2011 and 2016”

According to Marie Lemarie, director of investments at Groupama SA, the conjunction of solvency and low-rate environment has militated for a reduction of the equity risk. Groupama has halved its equity exposures between 2011 and (...)

December 2016

Interview Total Return Derivatives: Can Repo Emerge as a New Asset Class?

According to Antoine Porcheret, Senior Equity & Derivative Strategist at BNP Paribas, Total Return Futures constitute a listed solution to mitigate concerns surrounding the envisaged introduction of bilateral margining for non-cleared OTC (...)

December 2016

Interview Agnès Lossi : "We expect a lot of progress in terms of dynamic balance sheet management and capital steering including their volatility, which is probably the major challenge for institutions."

According to Agnès Lossi, Partner and Director at Indefi, market risk contribution to capital requirements is high. It represents almost 50 % of the capital needs.

November 2016

Interview Patrick Delestra : "Investing in thematic equities makes sense only if we use a specialist fund manager"

According to Patrick Delestra, Head of Equity at Apicil group, a balanced portfolio must used several kinds of strategies namely Small caps which outperform over the long term, Value equities that are undervalued and Growth stocks which are expensive but offer (...)

October 2016

Interview Salwa Boussoukaya-Nasr : « We look at all the existing strategies that are based on risk metrics, factor-based or fundamental values approaches. »

According to Salwa Boussoukaya-Nasr, CFO of FRR (« Fonds de Réserve pour les Retraites ») the French reserve fund, developments are necessary for more transparency for the turnover costs generated by the implementation of Smart Beta (...)

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Interview Françoise Neige and Aurélie Jaclot : « a major cultural change encourages women to manage their own wealth »

Be a bank that is committed to women is the goal of Pictet, the Swiss bank, which has launched an offer of wealth management dedicated specifically to women.

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Interview Baptiste Buisson : « We consider increasing the size of this type of investment (Absolute Performance UCITS) in the coming quarters »

According to Baptiste Buisson, Deputy Director at Aviva France, Investing in this type of support like Alternative Risk Premia allows players like Aviva France to diversify our investments.

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Interview Pieter Entius : « Eurex Market-on-Close (MOC) delivers a listed solution for basis trading »

Higher efficiency and less risk - Eurex Market-on-Close Futures are designed to deliver multiple benefits to a market that has so far been dominated by OTC trading. Pieter Entius, Head of Trading at Flow Traders, shares his insights what are the key drivers and benefits from (...)

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Interview Yves Chevalier: "The FRR aims to decarbonise the majority of its equity indices portfolios"

According to Yves Chevalier, Executive Board member of the "Fonds de Reserve pour les Retraites - FRR", the fund aims to decarbonise almost all of its equity index portfolios. Currently, its outstanding assets involved in decarbonization are estimated at about 1.1 billion (...)

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Interview Bruno Dupire: «The problem of finance is not to compute......»

A pioneer of local volatility models and leader of quantitative research at Société Générale then Paribas, Bruno Dupire, gives us his vision of markets and responds to criticism of the local volatility...

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Interview Stéphane Voisin: «A Pioneer in 2005, CA Chevreux’s SRI research is now reaping the rewards of its expertise!»

Stéphane Voisin, Head of SRI Research at CA Cheuvreux, discusses the importance of social responsibility issues in the current economy.

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Interview Mark Joshi : «senior management have to be more mathematically sophisticated»

Mark Joshi has worked for RBS from 1999 to 2005. First as quant analyst and then head of quantitative research within the risk department.

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

According to Michèle Lacroix, Head of Group Investment Office at SCOR, for several years, equity exposure has been strongly reduced in the group investment portfolio in contrast to its bank loan exposure...

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Interview Nicolas Duban & Jérôme Coirier : « This year, among the 70 reviewed projects, a significant number is related to quantitative asset management companies »

According to Nicolas Duban and Jérôme Coirier, Chairman and CEO of NEXT-AM, subsidiary of La Française AM, managing minority interests of the Group, associated with investment partners, some projects could be in the pipeline, in the near (...)

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Interview Alain Albizzati: "It is necessary to bring more transparency to the process of quantitative fund management"

According to Alain Albizzati, Head of Alternative Investments and Structured Products at Lazard Frères Gestion, private investors and institutional investors do not have the means to perform very advanced "due diligence,", and focus on local and recognized management (...)

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Interview Loïc Fery : « We are focussing our field of operation to the crossover debt»

His flagship, The Chenavari Multi-Strategy Credit Fund, posted 16 consecutive months of positive performances since its creation in 2007...

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Interview Elie Ayache : « The trading of derivatives products has nothing to do with the probability distributions»

He was among the first volatility traders in the matif ! ITO33 Founder and former head of research at Dexia AM, Elie Ayache gives us his thoughts on the derivatives markets he defines as the technology...

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Interview Lionel Semonin: «Earth Element is a commodity fund using long-short strategies! »

Ex-BNP Paribas and former head of JP Morgan’s Commodity Investor Solutions, Lionel Semonin has launched Four Elements Captial, an asset management firm with a focus on commodity markets.

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Interview Benoit Mandelbrot: «My ideas are more and more used by trading desks »

Benoit Mandelbrot, former student of Ecole Polytechnique, is a member of the research center of IBM. He also teaches at Yale and is the father of fractal mathematics ...

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Interview Pierre Richert : « It is important to enhance transparency, performance attribution and especially regulation for quant funds »

Pierre Richert, Agrica CFO – mutual company dedicated to the agriculture sector – still does not invest in quant funds. He considers necessary to enhance transparency, performance attribution and especially regulation for this kind of (...)

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Interview Jean-Philippe Médecin : “Solvency II did not lead to a significant decline in our equity exposures”

Jean-Philippe Médecin, funding and asset-liability management director within the CNP Assurances investment department and its team are increasingly integrating hedges to limit the effects of market drawdowns…

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