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April 27

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

Olivier Thébault, partner at Allen & Overy and Mia Dassas, counsel at Allen & Overy, explains how PSPCs work, their advantages and disadvantages and the strong attraction of investors for this type of vehicle (...)

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

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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.

March 2019

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 Jeremy Bell : « The rescue plans will not hamper the availability of liquidity to funds »

According to Jeremy Bell, business lawyer and associate at Ashurst in London, some firms are making sure that their euro deposits are in bank accounts located in strong Eurozone countries instead of accounts in weak (...)

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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 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 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 (...)

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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.

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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 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 ...

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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…

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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 (...)

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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 (...)

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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.

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Interview Jad Comair : « We have much more interesting entry points to our dividend Futures strategies than those of our competitors in other asset classes »

Spin-off of the trading department of Société Générale, Jad Comair and his team have created Melanion Capital in order to provide investors with a new source of return on an innovative asset class , dividend Futures.

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Interview Jürgen Maier: «Emerging Markets will continue to become more and more important for the global economy and capital markets »

According to Jürgen Maier, fund manager in the team «Emerging Markets Equities» at Raiffeisen Capital Management, Emerging Markets have weathered the economic crisis and will remain competitive thanks to massive investments in infrastructure in the years to come and enormous (...)

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Interview Christophe Dehondt : « Current levels of inflation break-even are buying opportunities »

According to Christophe Dehondt, fund manager of CPR Focus Inflation, it is possible to benefit from the rise in inflation while being hedged against rising interest rates by buying inflation-linked bonds and selling traditional sovereign bonds with similar (...)

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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 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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