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September 7

Interview Gilles Cutaya: "All of our equity funds and 96% of our open-ended funds integrate the extra-financial criteria under Europe’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR)"

CPR AM Deputy CEO Gilles Cutaya shares his convictions about a strategic choice that is ideally suited to meet the major challenges of our era.

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Olivier Thébault and Mia Dassas : "Investing in a SPAC is risky"

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Jean-Louis Charles : "We have implemented a hedging strategy for our entire equity portfolio until December 2021"

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February 2

Interview Ryan Blute : “more than 90 percent of our assets managed on behalf of our European clients having outperformed their benchmark”

PIMCO sees opportunities in the French CGP market. Traditionally oriented towards institutions, the management company seems to adopt a new positioning. Ryan Blute, Head of Global Wealth Management EMEA at PIMCO explains this strategy on the French market (...)

January 26

Interview Eric Dubos: "We are committed to holding 8% responsible investments in the bond pocket, including at least 80% in green bonds"

According to Eric Dubos, CFO and member of the MACSF COMEX, with negative rates on a good part of the yield curve, the search for yield pushes investors to extend the duration of portfolios ...

January 14

Interview Jean-Charles Bertrand: "We favor defensive assets, such as safe-haven currencies and CTA-type hedge funds"

According to Jean-Charles Bertrand, Head of Multi Asset at HSBC Global Asset Management, institutional investors should turn to defensive assets, such as safe-haven currencies and CTA-type hedge funds, rather than opting for sovereign (...)

December 2020

Interview Bertrand Alfandari : “After launching the first ever ETF on the “low carbon” theme in 2008, we continued to expand our range by developing other ESG themes”

According to Bertrand Alfandari, Head of business development ETFs & INDEX FUNDS at BNP Paribas Asset Management, net inflows were very strong in Europe for ESG ETFs during the first nine months of 2020.

September 2020

Interview Charlotte Alliot: « Index and Futures Euronext ESG 80 allow investors to invest in the 80 best performing ESG and best energy transition score listed companies in the euro zone »

According to Charlotte Alliot, Head of Institutional Derivatives, Euronext, the index ESG 80 improves the overall ESG score by 16.1% and the energy transition score by 26.2% compared to its benchmark…

August 2020

Interview Matthieu Esposito: "We have not changed our strategic allocation with the health crisis"

According to Matthieu Esposito, Director of Investments & Treasury at La Mutuelle Générale, the investment team simply re-prioritized certain asset classes. With the markets falling, it has tactically sought to benefit from lower entry points on liquid (...)

July 2020

Interview Thierry Dissaux : “Yes, we use Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) criteria”

According to Thierry Dissaux, Chairman of the French Deposit Insurance and Resolution Fund (FGDR), for its next call for equity offers, the FGDR should select an ETF equity index excluding companies with controversial governance and those with a significant share of their (...)

June 2020

Interview Pierre Kanengieser : “I would advise finance / insurance groups to accelerate their digital transformation”

According to Pierre Kanengieser, Head of Finance & Insurance Industry at Facebook France, the only ambition of the social network is to connect the maximum number of people with each other in the world and not to compete with banks and (...)

March 2020

Interview Yann Duvaud-Schelnast : "Our entire portfolio - whether on listed or non-listed asset is subject to an ESG analysis / review"

According to Yann Duvaud-Schelnast, Head of Sustainable Investment, innovation and governance at Allianz France, the subject of carbon occupies a key place to date in the insurer’s ESG strategy.

February 2020

Interview Joachim Fels & Nicolas Mai : « The Coronavirus outbreak poses some downside risk to the forecasts »

Joachim Fels, Managing Director, Global Economic Advisor at Pimco and member of the investment committee and Nicola Mai, Executive Vice President in the London office are cautious and selective in the current market (...)

December 2019

Interview Bertrand Alfandari : « We have broadened our range mainly by adding equity and bond ETFs with an ESG approach »

BNP Paribas Asset Management and Bertrand Alfandari, Head of ETF Business Development want to continue to be one of the leading ESG ETF providers in Europe and believe that it is important to support its client expectations in this field, both in the equity and bond (...)

December 2019

Interview Jean-Philippe Médecin : « The CNP’s subordinated green bond issue was a great success »

CNP Assurances has successfully launched its first subordinated green bond issuance. Jean-Philippe Médecin, the director of the prop trading and financing department at CNP Assurances, gave us more details.

May 2019

Interview Simon Bond : “Our European Social Bond Fund is carefully managed with a mix of maturities to offer daily liquidity”

According to Simon Bond, Threadneedle (Lux) European Social Bond Fund manager, the fund aims to balance three key elements: clear social impact, daily liquidity and financial return with a similar risk/return profile as a regular investment grade (...)

April 2019

Interview Pascal Koenig : « We believe that these concentration movements should continue, including among the leading players »

According to Pascal Koenig, Partner at Deloitte, Head of asset management, the operations of M&A, search for new shareholders, team transfers have multiplied in France in recent months. He believes that these concentration movements should continue, including among the (...)

March 2019

Interview Pierre Valentin ; “We have placed SRI at the heart of our investment philosophy”

According to Pierre Valentin, chairman of Ecofi Investissements, except for wealth management Ecofi’s entire range of open funds is 100 % SRI this year, whether it for equity, bond, money market or multi-asset funds.

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Interview Climate change: from fantasy to reality

Global warming has been an issue for many years now. It is often regarded as a long-term challenge. That is certainly true, except that the “long term” is now close at hand, and climate change’s economic impact can already be measured in several major (...)

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Interview Jean Louis Monnier : « There is a very practical demonstration of the decorrelation of the ILS market »

According to Jean Louis Monnier, head of European ILS at Swiss Re, direct investment in Insurance Linked Securities is a market reserved to qualified institutional investors which manage a minimum of 100 million dollars and which have the ability to evaluate the risk (...)

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Interview Matthieu Esposito: "We have not changed our strategic allocation with the health crisis"

According to Matthieu Esposito, Director of Investments & Treasury at La Mutuelle Générale, the investment team simply re-prioritized certain asset classes. With the markets falling, it has tactically sought to benefit from lower entry points on liquid (...)

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Interview Arnaud Chrétien and Serge Darolles : «The objective of QuantValley is to become the calling card for French Quantitive management»

Challenges, positioning and quantative management outlook in France. Arnaud Chrétien and Serge Darolles, respectively Chairman and deputy chairman of QuantValley, answer our questions and introduce us to their project aimed at promoting Paris’ image as a city of (...)

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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.

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Interview Philippe Desfosses : "Since inception, the board of ERAFP has decided to put in place a 100% ISR investment policy"

"This is why we are also very committed against global warming" said Philippe Desfossés, director at ERAFP.

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Interview Gideon Ozik «funds with extensive media-coverage tend to underperform»

According to a recent research paper released by Gideon Ozik & Ronnie Sadka, US Hedge funds tend to underperform following extensive media coverage

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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 Bertrand Alfandari : « We have broadened our range mainly by adding equity and bond ETFs with an ESG approach »

BNP Paribas Asset Management and Bertrand Alfandari, Head of ETF Business Development want to continue to be one of the leading ESG ETF providers in Europe and believe that it is important to support its client expectations in this field, both in the equity and bond (...)

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Interview Olivier Godechot: «Trader bonuses cannot be justified in any way!»

During several years, Olivier Godechot has carried out a detailed research on pay packages in finance by analyzing budgets allocated to bonuses and salaries on trading floors. His task was completed by several witness (...)

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Interview Nicolas Gomart : «It is inaccurate to say that the alternative investments industry has not been able to provide expected non-correlation»

Nicolas Gomart, deputy CEO of OFI-AM, in charge of alternative management, answers our questions about the hedge fund industry....

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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 (...)

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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 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)...

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Interview Nadia Grant: "US stocks are attractively valued in relation to other markets"

As the Nasdaq broke the 5,000 mark for the first time since 2000, Nadia Grant, US equities fund manager at Threadneedle Investments, explains in the Q&A why she believes that US stocks are attractively valued in relation to other markets and why they will gain support (...)

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

Evolution of the ETF market, impact of the regulations, ongoing development at BNP Paribas Asset Management...Isabelle Bourcier, Head of quantitative and index management at BNP Paribas Asset Management shares its view with (...)

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